LaToya Jackson wants to replace Simon Cowell

HOLLYWOOD, CA (WFLX) - LaToya Jackson says she wants to be next in line to fill Simon Cowell's shoes on "American Idol".

That's what celebrity Web site TMZ is reporting morning. We're told MJ's sister and former "Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe cozied up at a housewarming party, before Simon broke his big news, and the topic came up of La Toya possibly guest-judging on the show.

But now that Simon's out of the picture, LaToya apparently wants more. She tells TMZ, "I would love to be a judge on 'American Idol'. I would love to have a chance for the public get to know the real me. I would be thrilled."