Aretha Franklin is throwing her hat — one with a ginormous bow, we presume — into the ring by declaring her interest in joining American Idol. Following the departures of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, the Queen of Soul told CNN in an e-mail Saturday that she wants one of their seats at the judges table. She says she’s long been a fan of the show and she’d like to bring along Patti LaBelle as her sidekick. I don’t know about Patti, but I would love to see Aretha at the judge’s table. How about you?
speaks onstage at the 10th Annual TV Land Awards at the Lexington Avenue Armory on April 14, 2012 in New York City.