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Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler: American Idol's Newest Judges!

Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler: American Idol's Newest Judges!

It’s official – Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are American Idol‘s newest judges!

Rumors had been circulating of the two’s involvement, but the news was confirmed at a press conference held today (September 22) in Los Angeles.

“As an artist and producer, I am excited to call Fox my home, and I am looking forward to working with Tom [Rothman], Jim [Gianopulos], Peter [Rice] and the entire Fox team to create and produce the kinds of film and television projects that reflect my passion for entertaining audiences and telling great stories,” said Jennifer. “I’m looking for the next Michael Jackson. We’re looking for the best American Idol ever. I’m so excited!”

Jennifer and Steven will join returning judge Randy Jackson on the judging panel when Idol returns to FOX in January.

Judges Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi recently left the show.

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53 Responses to “Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler: American Idol's Newest Judges!”

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  1. 1
    poo Says:

    omygod Y? jlo is an egomaniac with no talent… and she’s so stupid.

  2. 2
    Dubya Bush Says:

    What the hell was the point of keeping Randy there? They should have replaced him too! He’s just dead weight, always has been.

  3. 3
    Bretton James Says:

    I hope this is the last ever season of this show and that they finally cancel this series. Jennifer Lopez should do more mainstream movies. The only good things about American Idol were the incredibly gorgeous Carrie Underwood, Katharine McPhee and Kellie Pickler.

  4. 4
    AMENSISTER Says:

    watch how JLO makes it all about her, Fox has just wrote the death knell for A.I.

  5. 5
    Jlo will always steal the show Says:

    It looks like Randy and Steven are saying what the heck are we doing
    here>>>When Jlo steals the show..big time..!! Look at her face I am
    the QUEENOF THE SHOW WHAT I SAY GOES..!!! WHO NEEDS THOSE
    TWO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE SHOW TO THE JLO TALENT SHOW

  6. 6
    Citizette.com Says:

    I’ll actually tune in this season! Good choices.

  7. 7
    Sled Says:

    JLO trash! I will never watch Idol again they should have rehired Paula.

  8. 8
    ricky Says:

    now that my girl jlo is gonna be on this show imma be watching
    good luck jenny this is gonna be exciting cant wait

  9. 9
    Boston Says:

    Steve was a good choice at least he knows something about music and did not sleep with every music producer on earth to get a contract. But since it is the last season of American Idol they chose the least talented woman they could think of to replace Ellen and that is JLO. The show was on its last legs a year ago but now its death fate is sealed by hiring this no talent, has-been ******, ugly, reject woman.

  10. 10
    yes Says:

    wow I was planning on not watchng bc I cant imagine without simon but I love both jlo and Steven tyler of aerosmith. steven has talent and knows his stuff, jlo will know the more entertainment/star presnce stuff. good call in my books. besides she is pretty to look at and i will look forward to see what she wears, lol.

  11. 11
    MRS. AFFLECK Says:

    Now that the show is done for the chose a POOR HOE REEK GARBAGE CAN TO DRIVE THE FINAL NAIL IN ITS COFFIN. JESSICA SIMPSON WOULD HAVE BEEN A MORE SUPERIOR CHOICE.

  12. 12
    S*8hallo Says:

    I hate to break it to you folks but alot of the stuff said about J-LO is simply NOT true.
    Rumors about “diva” behavior invovling these negoiations were lies spread by someone with an axe to grind…it was revealed on another show.

    I like her..wish her luck.

    I NEVER watch American Idol..only checked out auditions with Simon’s comments because they were pricelss. The show is annoying…how can anyone stand that singing and kids who don’t even know the origins of the songs they’re sining or the words…
    they have a sense of entitlement and just want fame.

    That said…Simon and Paula’s back and forth was cute but FOX really bled this show dry…it’s on too much and it’s novelty is over.

  13. 13
    Billboard Says:

    I agree, Jessica Simpson would have been the perfect choice for the show. Jessica is talented, young, beautiful and would have more appeal to REAL AMERICANS, not ILLEGALS.

  14. 14
    BIG NO NO Says:

    hahahhhhhhha J-LO ummm SHE CAN’T SING!!!!!

    J-LO IS A DANCER/ACTRESS!!!!!!!!

    NOT A SINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHY CAN’T THEY HIRE DONNA SUMMER, ARETHA FRANKLIN, BONO, ANITA BAKER, OR DIANA ROSS????????

    SMH!!!!!!!!

  15. 15
    WTF!! Says:

    This show has been going downhill since Paula’s departure. Simon left because he missed Paula, now the show will not be worth viewing with the addition of this media ***** JLO. She will do anything to keep from staying at home with her hideous twins and crackhead hubby. Bring back the talented judges. How can a woman without talent judge a talent show? Answer: she can’t! What a joke American Idol has become.

  16. 16
    Amanda Says:

    Love Steve Tyler!
    Hate JLO Jello!
    What a farce.

  17. 17
    Kandi Says:

    ew. But not to Steve.

  18. 18
    Bonnie Says:

    Outrage. Fox has lost its mind entirely. I can not wait until this show fails and it will with J.Lopez onboard.

  19. 19
    GRACE Says:

    HEY JENNY FROM THE BLOCK—-WHAT’S WITH THE I, I,, ME ME CRAP. THE SHOW HAS NOT EVEN STARTED AND YOU ALREADY TURNED ME OFF. I WAS ( A.I.) N0. 1 FAN, NOT ANY MORE. . WHO WANTS TO SEE A HAS BEEN SINGER, WHEN SHE ALREADY THREW OUT THERE THAT SHE IS A PRODUCER. I SURE HOPE THAT RANDY AND STEVEN PUT HER IN HER PLACE SINCE DAY ONE. —-BIG, BIG MISTAKE –AMERICAN IDOL. BETTY WHITE WOULD HAVE DONE 100 TIMES BETTER THAN THIS PRODUCER. HAHAHA

  20. 20
    I n F a m o u s l y C o o l... Says:

    …lopez cant sing, and she doesn’t write music. she doesn’t even sign artist. who is she to judge anyone, anywhere, on anything?!? …seriously, is she going to sit on her head and let her asss do the talking?! cause her ass is the product, she just carries it around. ahahahahahahahaha.

  21. 21
    rhonda Says:

    a female powerhouse would have brought some life back to AI, like someone pointed out, Donna Summers, Cher, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, but Jennifer Lopez brings NOTHING to the table, except a racial quota, one white, one black, one mexican, if that was their motivation they accomplished that but its a ratings loser.

  22. 22
    Ellie Says:

    Jlo’s not fit to judge? Since when? Since when was Paula a singer?

    Randy & Kara helped kill the show, I’m glad Kara’s gone, they need to boot Randy’s uesless fat as.s too lol. I have no prob with JLo but Paula brought positivity to the table every week, what’s Jlo gonna bring?

  23. 23
    Matt Says:

    WHO GIVE A **** ANYMORE?

    Cowell left the panel when this show died. Cut the life support off already.

  24. 24
    SugarMagnolia Says:

    Just because someone can’t sing, doesn’t make them incapable of recognizing talent.

  25. 25
    mary Says:

    @Rhonda…Jennifer is NOT Mexican. She is Puerto Rican, Huge Difference!!

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