Today In ‘Idol’: Elton John Turns Down $33 Million To Replace Simon Cowell

May 12th, 2010 // Comment

:: Do you agree with Bo Bice’s thoughts on the Top 4′s performances last night? And an off topic, but just as important query: could the man have more amazing hair than he already does? [Idolator]

:: Fantasia, Bon Jovi and Daughtry perform tonight for the Top 4 results show. Keeping with the movie theme, we hope they form a trio and sing the Ghostbusters theme. []

:: Ellen DeGeneres shouldn’t quit her day job—she just recieved eight Daytime Emmy nominations, four more than Oprah! Somehow we see Ellen quitting Idol once Oprah’s show goes off the air so she can become the new reigning queen of daytime TV. (Or maybe she already is?) [Hollywood Reporter]

:: Elton John reportedly turned down $33 million to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol. That’s like, the amount The Lion King soundtrack earned in its first day of release. Don’t fact check that, we’re pretty sure that’s a rough estimate. Regardless, the man is Scrooge McDuck rich already, he doesn’t need to slum it as a reality show host. [Access Hollywood]

:: The Top 4 talk movie night, picking their songs, and their favorite guest mentors so far—Michael is all about Miley, while Lee thinks Harry Connick Jr. is the best one of the season. Sorry, Jamie Foxx! We’re sure you’ll be back next year to mentor for the third season in a row, so you’ve got another shot at winning over the contestants. [Idol Tracker]

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