"Look honey, you can't sing, but if you get naked I will let you go to Hollywood." I don't think you would ever hear that sentence from Simon Cowell, but if the reports from the NY Post are true, you may hear it from Howard Stern. According to sources from The Post, Howard Stern is the first choice of Idol producers to replace Simon Cowell. Really? You have replaced Paula Abdul with a talk show host and now you want to replace a record executive with a shock jock. This is quite possibly the worst idea I have ever heard. If Idol wants to kill itself then by all means keep hiring people who have nothing to do with the music industry.
I rarely watch Idol, but even I know this would totally destroy whatever fabric they have remaining. Who thinks of these ideas? What I think they should do is to have a reality show amongst A&R people from various labels. They go through various challenges and America votes. That way people would have a vested interest in the new judge. I think you need to have at least one person on the show who knows what to look for in talent and not just be curious about what breast size a contestant has.