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AMERICAN IDOL Rumor Report: J. Lo the New Judge?

July 29, 2010 by  

Whether you’re a fan of AMERICAN IDOL or not, it’s going to be hard to avoid the onslaught of rumors that will inevitably be coming your way over the next few days.

With tonight’s news that Ellen DeGeneres has left AMERICAN IDOL, two of the four previously occupied seats at the IDOL judges table are now empty.

Who will replace Ellen and Simon (and possibly even Randy and Kara)? Let the speculation begin. is reporting that Jennifer Lopez has already signed on for next season’s IDOL as anew permanent judge. Although the news has not been confirmed by her reps or any other official outlet, rumor has it that Fox might make the announcement as early as Monday – their day in front of the critics at TCA.

Another music celeb whose name has been thrown around is Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler. The rumor mill is saying that he too was made an offer and has accepted. Tyler has the pedigree as shown by his musical accomplishments, but given his recent personal battles, it struck me as odd that his name was brought into the mix.

Regardless of who comes on board to judge next season, they better bring their ‘A’ game. For a show that was supposed to be finding new talent, too much of the spotlight has been spent shining down on the judges. Whether it’s Jennifer Lopez, Steve Tyler, or my great-aunt Sue, let’s hope the IDOL judges have something credible to offer next year’s contestants.

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One Response to “AMERICAN IDOL Rumor Report: J. Lo the New Judge?”

  1. Strunkette on July 30th, 2010 9:49 am

    My dream panel from those that have been rumored: Shania Twain, Justin Timberlake, and someone on the music production side of things that’s an arse. JLo would be horrible. She would be one that was totally self-centered. I can only assume Steve Tyler would be horrible plus he’s old. They need someone young and fresh. This is a show about finding new talent that will sell records to the teens and “the kids” aren’t going to watch an old guy they don’t know (unless it’s a Simon-like character.)

    I agree that they need to completely shake things up. Randy is useless. Kara has gotten better. Of the two she is the one who should stay. If you get her away from Simon she might actually be alright.

    I really admire Ellen for recognizing that judging wasn’t working for her and leaving. She is amazing at what she does and doesn’t need Idol. Kara has song writing. Randy….well I’m sure Randy is fighting to stay on Idol 🙂