#1.) TMZ claims a, quote-unquote, "'American Idol' spy" told them that the show's producers are trying to land ELTON JOHN to replace SIMON COWELL. (--Elton was a guest judge on Season Three.)
--Well, they may be "trying" . . . but they haven't reached him yet. Elton's rep told "Access Hollywood", quote, "There is no truth to reports that he is in talks to replace Simon on 'Idol'."
#2.) Antonio "Skiibowski" Wheeler . . . who scored a golden ticket on "American Idol" on Wednesday night . . . has been arrested five times in the last five years.
--His offenses were for things like cocaine possession, marijuana possession with intent to distribute, providing a false ID to law enforcement, resisting arrest without violence, and escape during transport. (!!!)