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Madonna's Brother Makes Bid for Simon Cowell's American Idol Job


Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone has launched a Facebook campaign to replace Simon Cowell as judge on American Idol.

Writes Ciccone in a newly-created Facebook group: "Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol, and who better to replace him than Christopher Ciccone? With 25 years in the music business, Christopher knows all too well what it takes to be a Pop Star, and with his infamous 'Ciccone Tongue' he won't be afraid to speak his mind!"

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  1. Dislike.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 22, 2010 10:52:30 AM

  2. It's a decent douchbag trade off!

    Posted by: Tom A. | Jan 22, 2010 11:09:44 AM

  3. This guy has music industry experience from doing what? Hasn't he been an interior designer/set designer? Is this the beginning of American Idol becoming a joke because anyone who thinks they can be snarky as a judge will want to be considered to replace Simon?

    Posted by: The Silencer | Jan 22, 2010 11:11:10 AM

  4. American Idol has been a joke from day one, IMO.

    I think a lot of people I consider great vocalists past and present would never make it on that show--Dusty Springfield, Feist, Billie Holiday, Neko Case, Dionne Warwick, Tracey Thorn (to name a few.

    As for the Ciccone tongue . . . eewwww . . .

    Posted by: Alex | Jan 22, 2010 11:16:37 AM

  5. Love idol (and X-factor even more) but if he seriously thinks he has a chance in hell of even getting a close-up in the audience during a live show--let alone a hosting job--he may be the most delusional man in America.

    Posted by: brian | Jan 22, 2010 11:58:35 AM

    Jane Lynch AKA Sue Sylvester!
    She'd ROCK!

    Posted by: RICHL | Jan 22, 2010 12:14:19 PM

  7. This reminds me of Sean Young's infamous (and equally desperate) "campaign" to land the role of Catwoman. I'm sure it will be equally unsuccessful. Sad.

    Posted by: Danmac | Jan 22, 2010 12:16:00 PM

  8. This is a joke,right. That bitter,old nasty,blotted,drug-addicted queen actually thinks he has a shot. Dick Cheney would be a better fit. A better fit would be Celebrity Rehab.

    Posted by: cb | Jan 22, 2010 12:19:11 PM

  9. All the bitchiness with none of the experience or talent.

    Just what the world needs.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jan 22, 2010 12:32:25 PM

  10. Paging Christopher: Delusional, Table for One..

    Posted by: Stewart | Jan 22, 2010 12:42:32 PM

  11. I can see him now, resting his immense, sweating chins on his hairy girl hands and farting on Kara Dioguardi.
    What a sow.

    Posted by: TPL | Jan 22, 2010 12:48:27 PM

  12. Please. It's a desperate effort to get attention. Idol's producers wouldn't consider him for a second.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 22, 2010 5:30:11 PM

  13. Speaking one's mind is one thing; being a bitter jealous bitch is another...AI will hopefully be able to discern between the two..

    Posted by: bryand | Jan 25, 2010 12:26:34 AM

  14. Replace Simon with the logical choice: the one and only former Star Search find, Sam Harris!

    Posted by: Sid | Feb 3, 2010 2:20:49 PM

  15. Actually
    christopher is the only real choice.
    he has been in the music buisness for over twenty five years, and he knows what good is. He is Madonnas brother for God sake. He has directed several music videos including most recently Dolly Partons Peace Train, Ari Gold and Tony Bennet. Howard Stern has only been a nasty and slimy radio host. No musical experience.

    Posted by: Steven Danly | Mar 2, 2010 9:43:43 PM

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