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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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  • poo

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

  • Dubya Bush

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

  • Bretton James

    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.

  • AMENSISTER

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

  • Jlo will always steal the show

    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

  • http://www.citizette.com Citizette.com

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

  • Sled

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

  • ricky

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

  • Boston

    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 skanky, ugly, reject woman.

  • yes

    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.

  • MRS. AFFLECK

    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.

  • S*8hallo

    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.

  • Billboard

    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.

  • BIG NO NO

    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!!!!!!!!

  • WTF!!

    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 whore 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.

  • Amanda

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

  • Kandi

    ew. But not to Steve.

  • Bonnie

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

  • GRACE

    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

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l…

    …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.

  • rhonda

    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.

  • Ellie

    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?

  • Matt

    WHO GIVE A **** ANYMORE?

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

  • SugarMagnolia

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

  • mary

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

  • http://jorevcosmetics.com Ms Bar Jolie Gaga

    I don’t agree with the JLO choice. Sorry.

  • rhonda

    @mary:

    whatever, who cares!

  • lexy hates bilson

    Poor Steven Tyler!!! Doesn’t he realize he’s a talented musician and shouldn’t be sitting besides this hack???

  • jack

    all we’ll hear is her big mouth

  • missy

    from the picture it looks like AI gonna turn into a titty show!

  • lol

    What’s with the Jlo hate? Anyway this show is dead now, who cares, REALLY? Paula & Simon were the best.

  • jen

    i don’t get the JLo hate. She seems like a diva but everytime they interview her she seems rather charming, always smiling and love love Steven. I will definitely watch. To the person who said JLO was a Mexican, wow you are so ignorant. She is Puerto Rican, from Caribbean decent, its a very different culture from being Mexican, but why explain this to you, you obviously have no reasoning abilities.

  • http://jorevcosmetics.com Ms Bar Jolie Gaga

    I will tell you the problem with JLO and there was a great article on her as a judge: she won’t be honest! She has a HUGE image to protect and she will be as diplomatic as possible. You either need brutally honest, crazy like Paula or a trainwreck. JLO is neither. So she will not be good. She either needs to be brutally honest or crazy on the show but she won’t because the JLO brand is too important for her. She is doing this for the money. In the end, I think this was a really bad move. Diana Ross or some crazy Diva like that should have been chosen. Mariah Carey would have been great because she is a Diva/trainwrech who really doesn’t care what people think.

  • Lizzy

    I’m sure Jen is “so excited”. Hell, I would be if I were earning $12 million for one season, which is how much for each show?

  • Dani

    I love JLo I’m excited!!!

  • http://justjared anna belle

    I think that with the departure of simon american idol lost a lot of its package I mean don t get me wrong I know that the programme is about talent but I think that people tuned in for the talent and for simon he was the classical example love to hate hate to love he was so brutal and honest(i hate to admit it) I think it s gonna kind of a yawn this year oh well we just have to wait and see :) :)

  • She Stinks!

    FOX spent a pile of money for that untalented fat a$$ed J-HO, and the ratings will decrease. America hates JHO. She is well known to be a spoiled, nasty, vile, horrid c*nt. We all know she can’t sing, dance, act, design clothes or raise children – a failure all around.

    She fell at the AMAs, her movie bombed, and record company dumped her. She is a has been that never really was – she just f*cked the right guys and somehow got a career going. The only talent she has is on her knees or back, or all fours, servicing the disgusting needs of powerful men. Anything to get ahead JHO – keep it classy girl!

    She is also trying to be white. She has bleached her skin and gotten a nose job to look more Anglo. She has denounced her ethnicity.

    She is also a homewrecker, breaking up at least 2 marriages.

    This is a pig we should idolize? We should respect her opinion on talent? This will be the last season of American Idol.

    Paula Abdul may not be able to sing either, but she was at least, likable. JHO is just a pig inside and out.

  • J.Taylor

    Ugh. I never liked JLO’s personality and watching her at the press conference just sealed it completely for me. Steven I think will be interesting and Jimmy Iovine on board is maybe the most interesting aspect out of all of this.

  • horse

    deff gonna watch this season just to see these two. Love’em!

  • Anne

    she’s a bitch, but I WANT TO HAVE HER BODY!

  • GIULIANNA

    Why so much hate against Jlo. If u don’t like her just don’t watch the show simple as that. Don’t complicated your life people.

  • jf

    It is funny how J-lo is going to be judging people on singing when she doesn’t even know HOW TO SING!! And then she gets paid 12 million??!! Please!

  • mikee25

    Jlo will do great and she has a lot of experience in the music industry and hollywood. People need to stop hating!!! If you don’t like her, then why take the time to read about her and make hateful comments. That seems childish to go on a site and take the time to mention how much you hate someone who you have never even met. Makes no sense!!! Get over it and live your lives without such hate!! You might be happier :)

  • Victoria

    Jlo is half puerto Rican half Indian.

  • Brad Zoreski

    This Jen is as low as the garner Jen who swallows mega meth pills provided by Rachel Zoe, that’s why she’s getting so skinny.

  • Izzy

    this show is going down hill.

  • verone

    WOW, i’ve read some of the comments above, people can be so mean. come on guys you’ve not even seen her on the show yet, and you’re already hating!
    I CAN’T wait see the show again, i’m looking forward to see what jennifer has to offer the show. i think shes amazing and talented. the show is dying and i think they need someone new and fresh.
    Randy is funny, Jennifer is cool i don’t realy know this steve guy, but i’m show’s gonna amazing as always..

  • http://jorevcosmetics.com Ms Bar Jolie Gaga

    JLO is 100% Puerto Rican. Like all Puerto Ricans, I am sure this includes some dna from black, spaniard, and native american blood. BUT she is 100% Puerto Rican. I am on the fence about her as a judge. I like her but don’t know if she won’t be more preoccupied with maintaining her very high end brand.

  • josh

    She is an idiot, truly. I cringe when I hear her speak. Can’t stand it. Will DEFINITELY not watch the show.

  • micro

    Guess who? No talent, large, cant sing, LOL at her acting, full of self..rhymes with H*LLNO

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