The question many viewers have about the next season of "American Idol" is who will replace the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, and a press conference with the show’s host somewhat provided an answer, reports the Los Angeles Times’ ShowTracker blog.
“We switch on being brutal,” said Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who is one of the show’s new judges. Singer Jennifer Lopez added, "I think everyone tried to be as honest as they can without breaking anyone’s spirits." Asked about Kid Rock’s comments about Tyler’s role on the show (Kid Rock had said Tyler’s joining "Idol" was "the stupidest thing he’s ever done in his life."), Tyler responded, "He’s just jealous … And he’s working his new record, so God bless him.”