Charlie Sheen Addresses ‘American Idol’ Rumors

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Jay Leno asked Charlie Sheen about the recent “American Idol” rumors… would he be a judge? Nigel Lythgoe told TMZ that he would push for Sheen and Jerry Lewis to join the show for its upcoming 12th season if he were to return as executive producer, though it’s unclear if he was joking.

Sheen told Leno on Monday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show” that he was never contacted by ‘Idol’ producers before the rumors began circulating.


When asked by Leno if they would like to see Sheen as judge, many in the audience cheered and applauded.

Sheen admitted that he doesn’t critique the show while watching at home, though he noted he does play air guitar and drums, but still thinks he’d be a good judge.

He joked, “I could be helpful and give these kids some guidance without leading them to suicide.”

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