Page Six is reporting that Jessica Simpson’s father Joe — another overbearing stage father named Joe … interesting — is pushing to have his daughter be the replacement judge on American Idol. Now, I understand the appeal of having a guest judge, but doesn’t it just make sense to have three judges on AI? I never understood why they went to four. All it does is add the potential for a tie.
If Jess was on the panel, it would never be quite as entertaining as Paula’s antics. However, Jessica forgets everything, so how long would it take before she starts calling her coworkers Robby, Carol and Cecil? I can see her doing the press junket now. “Yeah, ya’ll, I’m so excited to be the newest addition to African … uh, I mean American … Idol! Yeah, American Idol! That’s it! Gosh, ya’ll make me so nervous!”
I think she’d be a great train wreck fit.
UPDATE: E! is saying it isn’t so. FML.