There's another new name in the search for a replacement for Simon Cowell's spot on the panel of American Idol judges.  Chris Isaak has met twice with show executives about the gig, The Hollywood Reporter announced on July 20, and some sources say he has the inside track in a lineup that has included Harry Connick Jr, Donald Trump, and Bret Michaels.  Bret said in a CNN Headline News interview last week that he would love to do the show, but it appears that Idol has passed him by.  It should also be noted that Cowell's own Fox show, "The X Factor", is in the hunt for judges as well.  Chief Jack has petitioned both shows for a spot on the panel, citing his over 41 years in the business as a deciding factor, but he doesn't expect an answer from either show.  Pictured below, Chris Isaak.