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'American Idol' Season 11 Preview: Tears, Hugs and Screams

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 27th 2011 1:00PM
American Idol Season 11 Promo'American Idol' Season 11 is almost upon us!

The Fox singing competition returns in January and if the preview below is any indication, it will be filled with our favorite 'Idol' standbys: frustrated contestants, Steven Tyler's antics, tears and declarations that these 20somethings will be "stars."

Tyler will be joined at the judges table by both Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, despite lengthy contract talks for the latter. Ryan Seacrest returns as host.

Check out the video after the jump. One of those people could be the crowned the next 'American Idol' ...

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Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson Confirmed for 'American Idol' Season 11

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 17th 2011 1:30PM
American Idol JudgesIn the showbiz world, nothing is official until the ink dries on the contract. That's why, despite 'American Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe telling host Ryan Seacrest on the radio last week that Jennifer Lopez would be back for Season 11 of the Fox hit, we couldn't be certain if J.Lo would actually be back in 2012.

Thankfully, both sides were able to work out a deal, and now Fox has officially announced that all three of last season's judges -- Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy "Dawg" Jackson -- will return to gage the singing prowess of America's superstar hopefuls on 'American Idol' this spring.

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Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler Confirmed for 'American Idol' Season 11

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 29th 2011 3:20PM
Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson American IdolSteven Tyler and Randy Jackson have officially signed on for 'American Idol' Season 11, but mum's the word in regards to Jennifer Lopez's future on the Fox series.

Entertainment Weekly confirmed the news with Fox.

When Tyler signed on with the Fox show he signed for multiple seasons. Jackson has also made it no secret that he was sticking with the reality singing competition. Meanwhile, J.Lo has made no attempts to hide her indecision regarding a return to 'Idol.'

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Are 'American Idol' Producers Lining Up Replacements for Jennifer Lopez?

by PopEater Staff, posted Jun 29th 2011 4:30AM

Jennifer Lopez recently told the BBC that she's "on the fence" about returning to 'American Idol' next season. Although many insiders have dismissed it as just a ploy to get a pay hike, 'Idol' execs are already discussing possible replacements should they not be able to entice J.Lo to return.

"Right now the star of 'American Idol' is Steven Tyler," an insider source tells Popeater. "Everyone thought after Simon announced he was leaving that [Lopez] would fill the void. How wrong were they? It's all about Steven, who's already signed on for Season 11."

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Liv Tyler Describes Her Dad's Unique 'Steven Tyler-Ness' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 21st 2011 2:15PM

Liv Tyler on 'The View' Liv Tyler didn't meet her father, Aerosmith frontman and 'American Idol' judge Steven Tyler, until she was eight-years-old. Tuesday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), Liv talked about how she was enthralled with her father after they first met, and how happy she is now to see his late-career re-invention as an 'American Idol' judge.

"I remember him talking to me," said Liv, "and I just was listening to him and I was completely mesmerized by what he was saying and I kind of got sucked into his ... Steven Tyler-ness."

Similarly, Liv felt her dad's 'American Idol' judging stint has shown America a side of him she always knew was there. "It's amazing for me to see the world kind of discovering that for the first time," she said. "It's beautiful for me to see him at this point in his life doing something completely new and different."

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Christoph Waltz Demands the 'Idol' Judges Give Negative Criticism or Die (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 22nd 2011 2:41AM
Christoph Waltz, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'The judges on 'American Idol' have gotten a lot of flak this season for their lack of criticism to most of the contestants. Christoph Waltz went on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) with a rather clever response to the criticism.

Using footage from the show, he set up the skit as if he was a contestant on the show, only he was judging the judges. "I'm going to sing a song and you will say something negative about me," Waltz said. "Otherwise, I'll have you all executed."

One by one, he went through the judges demanding their best negative criticism. They found a critique from Randy Jackson where he said "it was actually kind of boring," while Jennifer Lopez was almost negative.

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Highlights and Winners From the '46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 4th 2011 3:25AM
Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood, '46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards'With Carrie Underwood not nominated this year for Entertainer of the Year at the '46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS), her back-to-back winning streak was coming to an end. So the big question of the night was who would take home the prize. Especially as all five nominees had never taken home the honor before.

But that wasn't the only surprise, as there were several great performances, including a medley duet by former 'American Idol' winner Underwood and fresh-faced 'Idol' judge Steven Tyler.

He first joined her on-stage for her hit 'Undo It,' but soon they broke into Aerosmith's signature song 'Walk This Way,' where Underwood reminded us of that great rock edge her voice has.

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Denise Richards Beefs Up Security and More Celebrity News

by Elena Cox, posted Mar 29th 2011 8:00PM
Want to know what's going on with your favorite TV stars when the cameras aren't rolling? Check out the latest celebrity news from our friends at PopEater.

• Denise Richards is taking no chances when it comes to protecting herself and her daughters following Charlie Sheen's "vile" public attack on her. Sources are saying the 'Starship Troopers' beauty has "increased her security" at home.

• Hollywood stars are just like you. Some of your favorite TV stars returned to their workweek grind yesterday and were caught filming scenes from upcoming projects.

• Liv Tyler may be more famous for her film career than her singing voice, but she recently said she'd be down to do a duet with her dad, 'American Idol' judge Steven Tyler.

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Jordin Sparks Weighs in on New 'American Idol' Judges (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 17th 2011 4:00PM
Jordin Sparks Weighs in on New 'American Idol' JudgesSeason six 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks weighed in on new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, and noted with surprise how well the revamped panel seems to be working on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated).

Sparks recalled Lopez as a mentor from her season and said she seemed to grow into her role as a judge. "J-Lo was actually a mentor on my season when we did Latin week. So, I kind of have a little bit of history there with her ... It's so endearing to see that she ... had a hard time saying no during the first couple of episodes," she said, adding that Lopez soon grew accustomed to giving contestants bad news.

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'Idol' Judges Tell Oprah How Chris Medina and His Girlfriend Touched Their Hearts (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 2nd 2011 6:25PM
'American Idol' judges on 'Oprah'Last week, 'American Idol' saw one of its most touching moments ever, when a 26-year-old contestant told the story of his fiancée, who suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident before they were to be married. Today, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler were on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (Weekdays, Syndicated) talking about his impact.

None of them knew exactly how badly injured Medina's fiancée was until she was brought into the audition room in a wheelchair. "It just broke our hearts," said Lopez, "and she was a huge Steven Tyler fan. She was so overwhelmed when she saw Steven. This is the great thing about this show. It's about the people, it's about human experience and dreams."

Oprah agreed, saying what motivates people at home to vote is identifying with the different contestants. "They see a little bit of themselves," she said.

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Steven Tyler Talks of a New Kind of 'Camaraderie' Among 'American Idol' Judges (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 20th 2011 5:11PM
New 'American Idol' judge Steven Tyler stopped by 'Fox & Friends' (weekdays 6AM ET on Fox News) Thursday, and answered questions about his new high-profile gig.

Tyler denied feeling any pressure to keep the show's success going, and added that he, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson are bringing something to the table this season that the previous panels of judges lacked.

"When you see the camaraderie (among the judges), that was never even in 'Idol'," Tyler explained. "I'm taking a risk in saying that. I haven't seen them all, but I don't think there ever was."

Now it remains to be seen if audiences prefer this camaraderie to Simon Cowell's sideway glances of disdain.

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Steven Tyler, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Sing Aerosmith's 'Walk This Way' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 19th 2011 8:00AM
Steven Tyler Sings 'Walk This Way' on 'Late Night'Steven Tyler has been making the late-night talk show circuit in anticipation of his debut as a judge on the 10th season of 'American Idol' (premiering Jan. 19).

Never one to shy away from the chance to sing, Jimmy Fallon took Tyler's visit to 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC) as an opportunity to perform with the Aerosmith frontman. Tyler started 'Walk This Way' on drums, then The Roots joined in.

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Steven Tyler Prefers the Old Ways of Paying Your Dues to Earn 'Idol' Status (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 18th 2011 3:47AM
Steven Tyler, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Steven Tyler became a rock idol in the 1970s, long before reality television even existed. And now he's joining 'American Idol,' the biggest reality show to ever hit these shores. As a judge, he'll be helping America choose their next 'Idol' through a competition. It's certainly a different journey.

"I always thought that in order to become an American Idol, or any kind of idol, you have to pay your dues," Tyler said on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM on CBS), referring to the years of national touring he did with Aerosmith. "But, today's a different world."

"I prefer the process that gave us you to this process," David Letterman said of 'American Idol.' "By the time you're ready, you're ready, and we have the honest, legitimate stamp of approval."

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The 'American Idol' Judges Have No Idea How Long It Takes Jennifer Lopez to Get Ready (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 11th 2011 2:31AM
'American Idol' Judges, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'The new gang at 'American Idol' has been making the press circuit like it's a brand new show. With only Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest remaining from last season, that may be more true than it seems for this tenth season. Jackson and Seacrest joined new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM on NBC) to talk about the new season.

Jay Leno apparently ran sort on the tough questions, because after asking the gimme question f what they're looking for in talent this year, he resorted to asking which of them took the longest to get ready for a taping.

After pointing at one another, Jackson set the record straight about Lopez. "Honestly, we don't know about Jennifer ... Somehow she gets ready at home or somewhere."

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David Archuleta Talks New 'Idol' Judges on 'Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 6th 2010 4:45PM
'American Idol' runner-up David Archuleta appeared on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) to perform live and promote his new album 'The Other Side of Down,' and, inevitably, he was asked to weigh in on new 'Idol' judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

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