London, (ANI): Jessica Simpson might take over Simon Cowell as a
judge on 'American Idol", according to reports. Both Justin
Timberlake and Sir Elton John have earlier rejected the role in hit
TV talent show, reports the Daily Express.
Speculation has mounted over who will fill the vacant judging
seat following Cowell's exit from the programme earlier this year
(10), with recent reports listing the 'SexyBack" hitmaker and the
Rocket Man as possible replacements alongside Harry Connick, Jr.
and Chris Isaak.
Reps for both Timberlake and John moved quickly to shoot down
the claims and now Simpson has become the latest celebrity touted
for the job. According to TMZ, a source has told that the blonde
beauty has had "several meetings" with American Idol bosses and
that there's "mutual interest" from both parties to bring Simpson
An official announcement is not expected to be made until