A few weeks ago, murmurs started surfacing from the camp of famed producer Steve Lillywhite about possible involvement with 'American Idol' next year -- specifically, that he wants to be the next Simon Cowell. And he thinks there's room for improvement.

"People know my music, don't know my personality," Lillywhite tells PopEater. "People who know my personality don't see it as being a strange thing for me to do. I've been following the show closely and the more I see it, the more I feel I can do the job. I think I can improve the show. The current crop -- certainly of guys -- there's been no real standouts, and I can't believe that out of the thousands of people that auditioned, these are the 12 best guys. Simon knows that. You can tell by his body language that he's embarrassed by the choices they've made."