Bret Michaels has revealed that he's in talks with the producers of American Idol about possibly serving as the replacement for the departing Simon Cowell. Michaels told Parade.com:
"We have a meeting in L.A. in a couple weeks and we're going to sit down and talk. They did a poll and I think it was Madonna, P. Diddy, Howard Stern and myself, and I took 50 per cent or 60 per cent of the vote and that's tremendous. I would love to be a judge on American Idol. I think I would bring a lot to the table.
"I'm not built exactly like Simon Cowell, but, at the same time, I respect what he did. I would have to bring my own personality. I think if they have someone in there to try to imitate Simon, it would be a mistake; he's an original.
"Bring Bret Michaels in to be original... Bring someone who can bring a little grit, true grit, back to the show."