Even with his new FX series “Anger Management” underway, Charlie Sheen may be up for yet another television project.
On Tuesday, TMZ reported that “American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe wanted to bring in Sheen as well as Jerry Lewis as judges for Fox’s popular singing competition. Although Lythgoe would not tell the gossip site whether or not he was joking about his interest in the two longtime stars, Sheen still responded to the TMZ story, telling them that he would indeed be game… with a couple of conditions.
TMZ says that the first condition was that “FX — the network that airs his show ‘Anger Management’ — must sign off on an ‘Idol’ deal … but Jennifer Lopez proved, being on A.I. can be good for business.”
The second condition was about the dollars, with TMZ writing that “Charlie says the money has to be right: ‘If the numbers move the needle AND ‘Idol’ matches 20% of my weekly salary for Autism Speaks, JDRF, and the Boys and Girls Club … then the hell with it. As we say, pour the smoke.’”
Two of “Idol’s” newest judges, Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, have wrapped up the second and final year of their deal with the show. Series mainstay Randy Jackson also remains without a contract, meaning that all three spots could potentially be at play next season.