"I'm not allowed to do much for Fox because I'm on CBS, so I can't imagine that they'd want me to spend multiple nights a week on another network. But I sure had a great, good time being a guest judge. That was really fun going to Dallas and watching those people come in, crushing their lives. It was awesome shouting at people, 'You're nothing!' and then laughing maniacally."
-"How I Met Your Mother" and "Rent" star Neil Patrick Harris, explaining why he wouldn't be in line for a full-time gig as a judge on "American Idol." In the wake of Ellen DeGeneres' exit and the rumors surrounding Kara DioGuardi's on-the-bubble future with the show, rumors have been flying around about who the producers might recruit to fill the empty judges' chairs. Harris, a trained singer who is currently in a live production of "Rent" in Los Angeles, got extremely high marks from fans when he appeared as a guest judge last season. Sadly, his fans will have to get their fix via his regular role on "How I Met Your Mother" and in the upcoming films "The Best and the Brightest" and "A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas."
While he didn't think there would be a job for himself on "Idol," he did mention that he fully endorses one of the rumored replacements behind the judges' table. "I don't have any idea if a lot of it's supposition or if a lot of it's factual, but I've certainly worked with Jennifer Lopez [on 'How I Met Your Mother'] and she's great," he told MTV News. "I have nothing bad to say about her. She's nice, crazy talented, super-gorgeous, has things to say about people. [She has] good strong opinions so I think she'd be a great fit."