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Ryan Seacrest

The Next Simon Cowell?

5/28/2010 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is only one person who could replace Simon Cowell on "American Idol" ... someone famous, someone critical, and someone with a penchant for tight clothing ... someone like Ryan Seacrest.

Ryan Seacrest
A TMZ user named April made the suggestion on Thursday's TMZ Live -- and when we got to thinkin' ... it made perfect sense. 

Seacrest knows the show -- he knows the music -- and he has a great rapport with the rest of the judges.

Plus, it would be way easier to plug in a new host than force another awkward, unfamiliar person to sit at the judges' table .... we're talkin' about you Kara.

So we gotta ask ...

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91.

dntc    

For those of you who:



Hate the Show



Don't Care about AI,



Used to like AI but, don't anymore (for whatever reason),



Never watch/ed AI,



Are tired of AI,



Won't watch the show again, etc...



Stop waisting your time and ours (people that do enjoy the show) & post somewhere else - PLEASE!



Dana



1545 days ago
92.

Rob    

I have been trying to figure out what Ryan Secrest contributes to American Idol. He is overexposed and has little or no talent to earn this recognition.

1545 days ago
93.

micheleluvmoon    

The formula of two guys and one woman worked for a long time. I think personally they should buy Cara out, replace her with Alanis M. I like Ellen but another guy would be better.

1545 days ago
94.

dntc    

For those of you who - Hate the Show - Don't Watch the Show - Don't Like the Show Anymore for whatever reason or Never Liked the Show or Don't Care about the Show, etc...
Why are you waisting your time and the time of people who do enjoy the show? Do yourself and the rest of us a favor and post somewhere else - PLEASE!!!!



Dana

1545 days ago
95.

terry    

i will miss simon...and already miss paula....

1545 days ago
96.

Ro    

I think Ryan could be the judge and Ellen would be the host. Ellen would do a great job bickering with the judges for the contestants. That is her element.

1545 days ago
97.

OCRealist    

You idiots TMZ. What the heck are you talking about. You are Always the first agency to report everything, but you think that this airhead april came up with the idea. This has already been eluded to for months now. Whoever did the reporting onthis one is a bit slow.

1545 days ago
98.

rita    

jessica simpson needs to replace paula and get rid of kara

1545 days ago
99.

sngore    

Maybe Seacrest can talk about his great days on "American Gladiator 2000."

1545 days ago
100.

Amy    

What about Diddy as a Simon replacement ? It needs to be someone with a lot of knowledge and with star power.

1545 days ago
101.

Jen    

Heard a rumor that Bret Michaels wanted the job. I think he would be awesome in that role. He definitley knows music.

1545 days ago
102.

shawn    

Why don't you give us the option of "WHO THE HELL CARES". Why is it, that whenever things are posted with choices the obvious"WHO THE HELL CARE", is never an option. Get with it TMZ...

1545 days ago
103.

dntc    

Keep Ryan as host.



Keep Randy (he is a good even kieled judge and can be quite funny at times)



Keep Ellen (gives a good laymans perspective and can be very funny at times)



Get rid of Kara (whiny and boring - even if she is experienced)



Add one of the following to make a 3 judge panel:



Ian ****son - former judge from Americas Next Great Band and Australian Idol - Former Record Executive and Press Agent to Rock Stars and a sensability very similar to Simon's



Gene Simmons



Howard Stern



P. Diddy Combs



Donnie Osmond



Bret Michaels



Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls & former Am. Nxt. Grt. Bnd. judge)



Harry Connick Jr



Cher



or Sharon Osborn



(pers. fav. combo - Randy, Ellen & Ian)

1545 days ago
104.

Debra    

Get David Foster, he is brillant and can be testy when necessary.



Certainly has the credentials.

1545 days ago
105.

kris    

GENE SIMMONS IS WHO THEY SHOULD REPLACE SIMON WITH

1545 days ago
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