Charlie Sheen ‘genuinely interested’ in ‘Idol’ gig

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July 18, 2012, Wednesday/ 18:09:00

Could Charlie Sheen be a judge on “American Idol”? The actor says he’s interested. In an interview Tuesday on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Sheen said “Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe publicly threw his name out there as a possible judge.

“It seems so out of the blue that it almost made perfect sense. I thought this could be a lot of fun,” Sheen said. “Seriously ... I’m genuinely interested. It’s so different, it could be radical.” He may not have music experience, but neither did Ellen DeGeneres before she was named a judge for season 9. She left the show after just one season.

Last week, both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced they would not be returning for the show’s 12th season. The show’s last finale drew its lowest ratings in its 11-season history. Other names that have been mentioned as possible replacements include Mariah Carey and former “Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert. Sheen told Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” on Monday that his two demands would be that FX and his “Anger Management” show team “would have to be into it,” and there would need to be a charitable component.

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