"American Idol" judge Ellen DeGeneres has a few ideas on who she'd like to replace Simon Cowell when he leaves at the end of this season.

"I have people I would like," DeGeneres told "Extra's" Terri Seymour in an exclusive interview. "But I'm not gonna tell you."

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"I'm mentioning names to them," the funnylady continued. "And hopefully they'll listen to me. Then if that happens, I'll say to you that's who I wanted."

What about this little feud going on between Cowell and host Ryan Seacrest? "I don't know. I think they have crushes on each other. Like boy crushes. It's very heterosexual," DeGeneres joked.

Between her talk show hosting duties and judging "Idol" contestants, DeGeneres is also promoting a new line of postage stamps urging people to adopt shelter pets.

DeGeneres explained, "It's a huge wakeup call to look at pictures of dogs and cats on the stamps and say those were in shelters and they're now in loving homes."

Tune-in to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" weekdays, and watch "American Idol" tonight on FOX.

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