Charlie Sheen, 'American Idol' judge?

Tim Kenneally, Reuters July 12, 2012, 6:45 am

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Move over, J.Lo - Charlie Sheen could be coming for your job.

Responding to a report on TMZ that "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has expressed interest in bringing the "Anger Mangement" star aboard as a judge on the Fox reality competition, Sheen has told the site that he's totally into it - if a couple of conditions are met.

First, Sheen noted, his "Anger Management" network FX would have to give its blessings to the deal.

Second, he said, the money has to be right - and there has to be a charitable aspect to it.

"If the numbers move the needle and 'Idol' matches 20 percent of my weekly salary for Autism Speaks, [the diabetes charity] JDRF, and the Boys and Girls Club ... then the hell with it. As we say, pour the smoke."

Lythgoe has also noted that he'd love to have 86-year-old comedy legend Jerry Lewis as a judge on the show, though it wasn't clear how serious he is about pursuing either Sheen or Lewis about the prospect.

Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, the newest additions to the judges' panel, recently wrapped up their second seasons with the show. Neither they - nor third judge Randy Jackson - have yet re-upped for a third season.

In the past, Lopez has shown wobbly commitment to the job, noting that she had been "really on the fence" about returning for the second season.

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