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Aretha Franklin as 'Idol' judge?
July 15, 2012, 2:40 PM EST
Idol" had a tough week, with star hosts Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez both
announcing that they're leaving the show within days of each other. But the
enterprise could now finally see a change in its fortunes, thanks to the Queen
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CNN reports that in response to an e-mailed query, Aretha Franklin said that she is interested in
joining the show as a judge. She said that she has been a longtime fan of the
show as a viewer, and would like to take an more active role. She also added
that she would bring Patti LaBelle to join her as sidekick.
Fox has not yet commented on the possibility of adding the 18-time Grammy
Award winner to the "Idol" judges table.
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