Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler & Randy Jackson are officially the new ‘Idol’ judges

Jennifer Lopez photographed at Macy's Herald Square to launch her new fragrance Love and Glamour, as Fashion's Night Out, in New York City, New York on September 10, 2010.  Fame Pictures, Inc

Just minutes ago, Ryan Seacrest announced the final three judges of this next season of American Idol. The line-up is what everyone expected: Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson. You know what? With those three, I’m going to call it: someone is going to end up pregnant, someone is going to end up overdosing, and someone is going to end up eating a sandwich. Seriously, though, J.Lo will get pegged as “the bitch” or “The Simon” but something tells me Steven Tyler has an inner bitch just dying to get out, and might give J.Lo a run for her money. We’ll see…

It’s official! Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler will be joining Randy Jackson at the judges’ table when American Idol kicks off season 10 in January.

“I’m looking for the next Michael Jackson,” Lopez said before a screaming crowd at the Los Angeles Forum after Ryan Seacrest introduced her. “We’re looking for the best American Idol ever.”

The announcement was made during a live press conference Wednesday. Seacrest hosted the event, telling the crowd, “We are looking for the next star in music. We usually ask, who will be the next American Idol? We never asked this question, who will be the next judges on American Idol?”

Seacrest then introduced Randy Jackson, who told the crowd, “We found some unbelievable talent and I am calling season 10 the remix, baby!”

Up next, Tyler was introduced as a “rock legend.” The Aerosmith frontman said joining the Idol family feels “fabulous.”

“[It] feels like the perfect feathered nest,” he said. “It’s being a part of something much bigger than yourself. I want to bring some rock to this roller coaster.”

Lopez, who dressed in a silver pant suit, was the last to be introduced.

“I love you guys. I am so excited,” she told the crowd that included Idol hopefuls, there to try out for the show. “It is about concentrating in the moment, do the best you can. Just live! Just live, it’s your moment.”

The announcement comes with little surprise. In weeks leading up to the decision, sources told PEOPLE Lopez signed the deal worth $12 million. And Tyler himself said he would “probably” be a judge when the show returned in the winter.

[From People]

Well, that’s done. Now we don’t have to listen to any more bitchy tabloid stories about Jennifer right? Oh, wait. That’s the only reason she got hired – so that she’ll create scandals and give Idol more press, because even bad press is good press. I hope the battle royale comes down between Jennifer and La Seacrest. Wouldn’t that be amazing? I think Jennifer would win, hands down. She would slap the sh-t out of him and then sit on him, crushing his tiny body. *fingers crossed*

BOSTON - AUGUST 14: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs at Fenway Park on August 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

BOSTON - AUGUST 14: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs at Fenway Park on August 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

10 September 2010 - Culver City, California - Randy Jackson. Stand Up To Cancer held at Sony Pictures Studios. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

Sept. 12, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - JENNIFER LOPEZ .Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Spring 2011 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show - Backstage. Lincoln Center, NYC 09-12-2010.Photos by - - Photos Inc. 2010.I15319BT. © Red Carpet Pictures

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  1. SammyHammy says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE STEVEN TYLER! He will make that show great again.

    Lopez? Meh. I doubt that she’ll add much; just hope she’s not too annoying.

  2. Johnny'sGirl says:

    Kaiser.. that is so funny…”She would slap the sh-t out of him and then sit on him, crushing his tiny body.”

    LMAO!! I think Steven’s gonna be the bitch/Paula figure.. I cannot wait to see that!

  3. steventylerluver says:

    i will now watch because of steven tyler. because of jlo…not so much

  4. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    Steven Tyler must be back on drugs to be doing Idol!

  5. Mary says:

    Seriously who cares. These people are not interesting to watch or hear what they think. DTWS is on fire this season, now thats entertaining fun and funny. J-Lo is not a singer compare to Tyler. Randy is repetative and boring. Ryan is soooo strength out in all the shows is in or owens, produeces etc,etc. Jeez he needs to make up for his size and height. Ps. last photo of Jennifer looks life she has cold sores on her upper lip. Well she was Jenni from the block !

  6. Mary says:

    sorry with the type errors.
    But you all get my meaning ( :

  7. jen says:

    Steven Tyler is totally the “Paula”.

    They both have large shoes to fill. I don’t expect it to work out in the end.

  8. Xx says:

    Wow. That is gonna be weird. Have to check it out just out of curiosity. Still very skeptical about JLo. Very Skeptical!!!

  9. Jover says:

    Wow, steve tyler looks like Carrot Top’s crazy uncle in that pic. I believe the consensus is that without Simon AI is doomed. Jlo and Stevie no longer have the connection to the younger crowd and how good are there add libbing (sic) skills and music advice (Jlo, a non-singer advising novices); Randy’s played out. AI ran for 9 years – that’s an eternity in today’s pop culture world. What’s the likelihood that Glee makes it to season four? Sadly, the network, advertisers, owners of this franchise will squeeze every last dollar out of this limping beast, but that’s today’s entertainment world. Thankfully, people like Seinfeld and JCarson knew when to finally call it quits and leave the stage with some dignity.

  10. the other mel says:

    I could have cared less about American Idol, haven’t watched it in years. But Steven Tyler??? I’m there.

  11. kelbear says:

    This is going to be very interesting.

  12. Wicked SteppMom says:

    Wow, as if I needed another reason NOT to watch this show, this has been hand-delivered. Really, it’s more about J-Ho…I just can’t stand how fake she is. Hubs & I watch the 1st few episodes to see all of the really terrible people, then don’t watch the rest of the season, but w/her on it, I doubt we’ll even watch those.

  13. krissy_kitty says:

    I think Steven Tyler will be awesome. He is larger than life and lets face it, a R&R legend.. :)

    True story: when I was about 14 or 15 Aerosmith was filming a video in my town. A small group of fans had gathered hoping to get a glimpse of the band. After HOURS of waiting and occasionally chanting for them, ST and JP stuck their head out of one of the windows and waved to everyone. Shortly before they wrapped up, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer came out to meet the fans and sign autographs, which I still have! :)

    It was a really fun day, and I have loved Aerosmith ever since.
    Just thought I would share my totally awesome experience with you. I hope you liked it.

  14. whitedaisy says:

    Why JLo? She is a talentless bitch. Steve Tyler would be interesting, but with Lopez there, forget it.
    AI is dead.

  15. hellen says:

    Steven Tyler looks like my grandmother when she’s forgotten to put in her dentures.

  16. lucy2 says:

    That 3rd photo (2nd of Tyler) looks like a Halloween costume. Scary! Don’t do drugs, kids.

    I don’t think JLO has anything to offer, but I stopped watching a while back anyway. I will enjoy hearing all the stories of her diva demands though.

  17. geenie says:

    Oddly enough, I can care less what Steven and JLo have to say. Lame panel of judges. No spice there. There goes the demise of AI. It will be all about X-Factor in the future.

  18. wonderful says:

    JLO’s face in the last picture looks like mine when I found out how hard Steven Tyler sold out.

  19. sandy says:

    jo-ho? nooooooo! she has no talent, and she’s a fake diva, i won’t be watching, she cannot sing, shania twain would be better, i like steven T.

  20. jamie says:

    jlo is in no place to tell someone they can’t sing…or dance,or act

  21. Amanda says:

    Thanks a lot AI. YOu were my favorite show. Watching you provided a small amount of tv pleasure in my otherwise cruddy day. And now you’ve ruined yourself for me. The last thing I want to see on my TV after a hard day at work is J.Lo earning 12 million dollars for sitting on her fat ass doing nothing but be washed up, irritating, and talentless.

  22. Adrien says:

    I’ll only watch this if Ozzy Osborne is the judge.

  23. Willow says:

    This will be a perfect lineup for the contestants. Now we have judges who can pick out:

    1) Who should be the Headliner
    2) Who should be the studio musician
    3) who just needs to screw a musician or someone famous *coughs at JLo*

    See, every one will be happy :)

  24. ditdut says:

    JLo will definitely be the Paula. She was mentoring the Idols once and she was just desperate to look like nice person.

  25. LSweet says:

    Jumped. The. Shark.

  26. Lia says:

    Blah. No more AI for me. On to other thngs…..

  27. Dizzybenny says:

    the good,the bad and the ugly.

  28. Westcoaster says:

    Elton John would have been great as a judge, but I guess he could see American Idol had run its course

  29. Shay says:

    This show has reached its use by date and now they’re trying to put it on life support. Question is: will it work?

  30. bizzy says:

    STEVEN. crap. now i have watch this horrible horrible show.

  31. theresa says:

    Totally agree with Kaiser. Pregnant, O.D. and inner bitch. Ugh. Show was over years ago anyway.

  32. Trashaddict says:

    Dream gossip item: J. Lo pregnant after she and Stephen have a little quickie in his dressing room (I don’t think she’d let him in hers).