Despite All The Speculation, It Looks Like Fox Might Surprise All of Us and Pick Jennifer Lopez as a Judge on ‘Idol’; TMZ Reports Steven Tyler Will Replace Kara; Randy Said To Be Safe

Jul 30, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Despite all of the names mentioned to be a judge on "American Idol," we don’t recall JLo as being one of them. But multiple reports this morning say that Jennifer Lopez will replace the departing Ellen DeGeneres on the show. DeGeneres announced Thursday afternoon, July 29, 2010, that she will not return to the show.

Furthermore, TMZ reports that rock ‘n roll icon Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will replace Kara DioGuardi. DioGuardi had a year-to-year contract with "Idol."

Randy Jackson is said to be returning to the judges panel.

And that could be it. Fox’s solution to the question of how they will replace Simon Cowell may be not to replace him at all. Instead, it looks like they may be just replacing Ellen and Kara and going back to three judges.

And as predicted by Sharon Osbourne in an exclusive TVWeek interview, all of "Idol’s" judges will be heavily associated with the music industry.

If the panel does end up being Jackson, Lopez and Tyler, the question is how that will affect the show’s viewership. There in no question that  hearing what Simon had to say about contestants was one of the primary reasons a certain percentage of the audience had tuned into the show. Will the comments of Lopez and/or Tyler be compelling enough to these fans to keep watching?


  1. I’ll certainly watch. Tyler and Lopez are two talented professional performers in two different styles. What’s not to like? I think this is a brilliant way to compensate for SImon’s exit.

  2. Jennifer Lopez can’t sing to save her life.

  3. So that makes her a perfect replacement for Paula…good dancer…terrible singer!

  4. The only thing more ironic than Jennifer Lopez giving criticism on someone’s singing would be Jennifer Lopez judging someone’s acting.

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