Perez Hilton Wants To Replace Simon Cowell On ‘American Idol’

Celebrity blogger also says he'd be willing to join Cowell on 'X Factor.'

He’s catty, not afraid to get petty, and he’s not opposed to showing a little chest hair. So naturally, Perez Hilton believes he’d be a great pick to replace Simon Cowell next season on “American Idol.”

And if that doesn’t work out, he’d be more than willing to join Cowell behind the judges’ table on the U.S. version of “X Factor.” Basically, he’s trying to say that he’s available either way.

“I think that Simon Cowell leaving ‘American Idol’ is amazing, because those are two potential jobs that I may have in the future,” Hilton told MTV News. “If they’re looking for a new judge on ‘American Idol,’ I am available. I haven’t asked Simon Fuller, who created the show, but maybe I should.

“I’d be a great judge,” he continued. “But I’d also happily be a judge along with Simon Cowell on his U.S. version of ‘X Factor.’ Basically, I’m shamelessly looking for work. I’m available. And I’m cheap!”

You said it, Perez! And while Cowell’s victory lap — also known as the ninth season of “American Idol” — is just getting under way, Hilton is already looking forward to “X Factor,” which is scheduled to debut on U.S. airwaves in the fall of 2011. And the way he sees it, the show seems destined for success — especially with Cowell onboard.

“I think ‘X Factor’ will be successful in America, because Simon Cowell has the golden touch. He is lucky, insanely rich, super smart, and I hate his guts,” Hilton laughed. “I’m kidding. I admire anyone who works for it. Simon Cowell works for it … he’s worked so hard to get where he is now, he executive-produces his shows, he has a music label, and I think I’ve seen some reports that he’s worth a billion dollars. Did I mention he was insanely rich?”

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