Producers from American Idol learned for the first time yesterday that they were interested in having Courtney Love as a judge on their show when they read it on the internet. Love told Us that producer Nigel Lythgoe called her and asked if she would sit as a judge, fueling speculation that she was being lined up as a replacement for Paula Abdul. Love said:
"He called. He was wondering if I was interested. I thought it was kind of weird but brilliant."
Um, but no. No he didn't. Lythgoe says:
"I did not call Courtney Love and am afraid someone may have misrepresented me. Courtney Love is a very talented artist, but the judges for American Idol are Paula, Randy and Simon. We have no plans to add to or replace any of them."
A source tells Us it was probably all just a prank. A brilliant prank. Imagine the planning it would take to fool Courtney Love. This must have been taken months of reconnaissance to gather all the intel needed. Or, maybe, someone just went "ring ring" out the corner of their mouth and Courtney then went and had a 6 hour meeting with a plant in the corner. And by the end she was a judge on American Idol. And also a bumble bee.