Say a little prayer that this will happen: Aretha Franklin has thrown her hat into the ring to become a judge on American Idol. This week saw both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler take a hike from the show, followed by much tongue-wagging as to who will replace them. Turns out, Aretha’s free.
The Queen of Soul responded to an email question from CNN asking whether she would be interested in joining the cast of Idol as a judge or mentor and she responded, "Yes, I am interested as a judge." And she’d like to bring Patti LaBelle along as a sidekick.
Fox declined to comment about Franklin’s statement of interest. But think about it, Fox people: the Internet could use a rehash of that silly hat meme.