According to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, at PerezHilton.com, the powers over FOX TV's "American Idol" are touting a few names around already as a possible replacement to judge Simon Cowell, who will leave the hit show after this season to start up the US version of his big Brithish show, "The X Factor."
The day that new judge Ellen DeGeneres began her stint, Cowell announced his departure from the show, which made some wonder if Ellen was set up to be the shows king pin. However, several sources say that Idol is in preliminary talks with several people as potential judges. Among those at the top of the list are country superstar Dolly Parton, musical legend, Elton John, and LaToya Jackson.
In a side note... Simon Cowell has let it slip that one of the possible judges on "The X Factor" will be Paula Abdul, who left Idol after last season over contract disputes.