<b>Bret Michaels:</b> Perhaps instead of finding the perfect replacement Brit, Idol should go with an all-American rock dude. Who better than Donald Trump's new apprentice? He's on the mend, but fans of the Poison singer's dating-show empire "Rock of Love" know he's a great, ahem, judge of character.  And he'll let those ousted contestants down easy, with a hug and a little French kiss at the door of the bus.

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Bret Michaels: Perhaps instead of finding the perfect replacement Brit, Idol should go with an all-American rock dude. Who better than Donald Trump's new apprentice? He's on the mend, but fans of the Poison singer's dating-show empire "Rock of Love" know he's a great, ahem, judge of character. And he'll let those ousted contestants down easy, with a hug and a little French kiss at the door of the bus.

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