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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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Cate    

I've got it...... Kurt Loder. He knows, music, knows star quality, was a writer for Rolling Stone magazine and a MTV VJ for years... and he just the right amount of sarcastic. I can't think of anyone else better qualified.

1499 days ago
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Silvie    

Love the show and have been watching since day one. Leave everyone in their respective places and have the Idol Winners replace Simon for this next season. Each one takes a turn for a few weeks. If the commitment is too long, then add in some of the first runner ups to fill the gaps.

1460 days ago
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Silvie    

Love the show and have been watching since day one. Leave everyone in their respective places and have the Idol Winners replace Simon for this next season. Each one takes a turn for a few weeks. If the commitment is too long, then add in some of the first runner ups to fill the gaps.

1460 days ago
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Paul    

Bring in JACKIE CHAN for judge, get rid of NO TALENT DeGeneres! I'll start watching again.


Oh yeah, get rid of that manipulative enabling 2nd chance crap, too.

1449 days ago
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memeL    

There is NO way NO how that Bret Michaels should be a contestant, much less a judge!! @Laurie: He(Bret) is relivant"??? Maybe in keeping everyone in his 'posse' stoned out of their minds seeing as his tour buses were stopped and AGAIN they found drugs. Ever since he had that illness he's been on a country wide sympathy play! Well I don't have any and I think he's stink as a judge, of course depending on how high he is at the time. Some people never learn! Put Harry Connick in as a judge because he IS relivant, knows his music amd a blind man could have seen how great a mentor he was last season. Adam Lambert is another one - he was an excellent mentor, but he is on tour now. If they ended up putting 'Bret I am always high and fishing for sympathy Michaels" in as a judge, that'll be the last nail in the AI coffin. People need to try to decide on a judge without choosing some guy who is always flashing the now stoned out sympathy card. It's always either that, or those who think he is so good looking. Lenscrafters could clean up on that crowd!

1448 days ago
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Bunnie    

I wish they would get rid of Seacrest!

1443 days ago
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tod howard    

eddie murthy

1442 days ago
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