1. The Current Judges
Steven Tyler Is Out
Steven Tyler will NOT return to the judge’s table on “American Idol” … and has compared the show to a deranged bunny killer.
Tyler completed two full seasons on the show … beginning in 2010.
Tyler has issued a statement saying, “After some long … hard … thoughts … I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit.”
The comment is a reference to the movie “Fatal Attraction” … in which an obsessed woman kills her lover’s daughter’s pet rabbit.
Tyler continued, “I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover.”
Jennifer Lopez: ‘It’s Time for Me to Go
Apparently all the buzz about fresh faces on the American Idol judges’ panel is not premature.
Jennifer Lopez, who’s been on the show for two seasons, appeared on Thursday’s Today show and said that when it comes to doing a third season, “I am thinking that it’s time for me to go.”
But leaving the Fox show, which crowned Phillip Phillips the season 11 winner in May, won’t be easy for Lopez, who, besides being mom to 4-year-old twins Max and Emme, is currently on tour with Enrique Iglesias and stars in the new animated movie Ice Age 3: Continental Drift.
“I’ve loved it so much. I’ve enjoyed the show so much. I enjoy just the whole process of the show … It’s a tough decision either way, but I have to say there are so many things I do that I put on hold for that,” Lopez, 42, said. “It’s a heartbreaking decision if I have to go.”
Is Randy Out? He’s Considering His Options
It’s negotiating time for “American Idol” judges. Who will stay and who will go? This morning Jennifer Lopez said on the “Today” that she might move on, who knows? Yesterday there was talk that Randy Jackson — the only original judge from Day 1– could get pushed out in favor of Adam Lambert. There’s no word yet from Steven Tyler.
But Aerosmith is launching a new album in early November, just as “Idol” is in the middle of its ramp up to a January launch. There are two sides to that–if Tyler remains on “Idol,” the album gets a huge promotional push. On the other hand, in order to really promote the album, Aerosmith has to tour on a heavy schedule that would coincide with the “Idol” season.
As for Lopez and Jackson: No judge has done better from “Idol” than Lopez. Her recording career was dead before she came on the show. In her two seasons, she’s revived it, with big singles that she debuted on the show. Plus she made millions of dollars in other deals. For a girl who can’t really sing, she’s done alright. And Randy? There’s no “American Idol” without him, frankly. If Tyler and Lopez leave, they and Fox and Simon Fuller all have the excuse that their prior careers interfered with the show’s schedule.
But Randy? Dawg! He’s the glue. Yesterday “Idol” — in a misbegotten contract negotiation–planted items that they might switch out Randy for Lambert, a minor talent and former contestant. Hello! Jackson actually comes from the business as well as the artistic side of the music industry. Plus, the fans and the audience love him and rely on him for stability.
5. The Truth About American Idol
No one cared ever since she won
6. American Idol 2002-2012?
The good old days (Even if you watched just the first round auditions for Simon’s comments and the people who truly suck.)