LOS ANGELES - The executives of American Idol had been bumping their rich heads trying to come up with a third judge to sit beside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.
Literally dozens of well known celebrities had turned them down including Will.i.am., Kelly Clarkson, Kanye West, Jay Leno, and even 60s folk music icon Bob Dylan.
But one individual that they have been courting since the very beginning was New Orleans native Harry Connick, Jr.
Connick appeared as a contestant mentor last year and he was very popular with his Louisiana brand of humor which really makes everyone laugh uncontrollably.
Harry, who is Michelle Obama's favorite singer, told Tittle Tattle Tonight's Pico de Gallo that he is really looking forward to sitting next to J.Lo. because she is one of the best smelling women in all of LaLaLand.
De Gallo asked Harry if he was going to be tough on the young contestants. Connick grinned, took a bite of his Nathan's hot dog and said that he will say what needs to be said and if what he says is not so nice then it will be not so nice, but it will be the greatest advice that the young contestants have ever heard.
Harry also quipped that he can hardly wait to play Pictionary with the shows host Ryan "Peaches" Seacrest who he hears is a damn good Pictionary player, as well as a boxer, a wrestler, and a winemaker.
IN OTHER NEWS. GOP mouthpiece Rush Limbaugh has reportedly stated that the United States has no business butting into the mess in Syria. President Obama responded by saying that if Mr. Limbaugh continues to badmouth him he will see about having him deported to Tierra Del Fuego down at the extreme southern tip of South America.