After months of speculation, Jennifer Lopez is officially leaving ‘American Idol.’
Chatting with host Ryan Seacrest during his radio show on Friday,the singer, who served as a judge for Seasons 10 and 11, confirmed her departure just after fellow judge’s Steven Tyler’s announcement that he too, would be leaving the show as well.
“I really was dreading this phone call with you,” she told him. “I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I’ve put kind of on hold because I love Idol so much.”
Lopez then continued by explaining how busy her life is and the many opportunities she still has. And seeing that she is also a mother of twins, she added, “Something has to give and that’s where I am right now.”
But fans of Lopez shouldn’t fret. While she may not be coming back, she tells Seacrest she’s always going to support the show.
“No matter what you guys need over there, I am always going to be there,” she said. “I don’t know if I can be there every single day, all the time, the way we’ve been doing it the past two years.”
While it’s sad to see her leave. JLo is a businesswoman and has other responsibilities.
That being said, who do you think should replace her on Idol?
I’m usually disappointed when American Idol contestants attempt to sing record-breaking songs by music legends. Their performance can never compare to the original and they end up ruining the song altogether.
This cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was an exception. Jessica Sanchez didn’t change the song much from the original version, but her performance is now going viral. She got a standing ovation from all three judges and Steven Tyler said: “Jessica, you may be the one. You just made 40 million people cry.”
I’m not a huge American Idol fan but you have to admit the girl is impressive, and she’s only 16!
Marc Anthony deserves a huge alimony cheque if J.Lo is making this kind of money. The New York Post is reporting J.Lo is currently negotiating a pay raise from AI that is said to be worth $20 Million.
Now Steven Tyler wants a piece of the action. Although he is locked into a two-year deal, Steven thinks he deserves a pay hike as he was also crucial to the past season’s success.
“Steven is halfway through a two-year deal,” explained one source, “and his management has asked for more money. They argue he was just as sensational and as popular on the panel as Jennifer. But, on the other side, show bosses argue he’s tied into a deal and has to stick to it. However, it’s hoped they can come to a compromise to keep Steven happy, because the producers love him.”
Rockstars – it is never enough.
People are keeping closed lip about the return. Fox News asked Tyler about his return, and he said, ”We’re in negotiations”, and would not comment further.
Jennifer Lopez was also questioned recently about whether she will stay for another season, “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because, honestly, I’m very on the fence about it… I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it, but I have a lot of other things happening.”
We aren’t the biggest AI fans, but from what we saw last season, Steven Tyler does add some massive credibility to the show. JLO, we really don’t care either way. However Shakira would be a great replacement!
Jennifer Lopez may not return to ‘American Idol’ for a second season, reports CTV.
During an interview on Tuesday with Scott Mills of the BBC, Lopez said:
“You know, this is the question of the hour. I don’t know, I don’t know.”
“I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it but I have a lot of other things happening and it’s gonna come down to making a choice of really what I want to do for the next year,” said Lopez.
Lopez and fellow judge Steven Tyler brought huge ratings and a new image to the show, but now that her career is kickstarted again, is she jumping ship?
This news raises the question if Tyler will leave as well, since they both have found top fame again. Do you think she should return? Or should new judges be instilled?
It appears that ‘American Idol’ judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have succeeded the most out of the singing show, reports Canoe Jam.
Yep, that’s right. Although Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have both begun their budding careers, it seems as though the two judges have had the ultimate career revival.
While McCreery and Alaina’s singles have both failed to debut in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Tyler and Lopez have seen a respectable spike in their cool-factor.
Let’s take a look back. Before ‘Idol,’ Lopez had parted ways with her longtime label Epic Records and hadn’t had a Top 10 hit since 2003. Tyler had spent a good portion of the previous decade in and out of rehab and feuding with his bandmates, who hadn’t put out a CD since 2004.
Now, because of ‘Idol,’ Lopez debuted her ‘On the Floor’ video and performed it live on the show, which lead to a club smash on the top of the charts.
Tyler used his fame for different leverages, though, using the Idol platform to debut the first solo single of his career as well as selling his new memoir, ‘Does The Noise in My Head Bother You?,’ which became a New York Times best seller.
This was definitely a smart career move on their part. It seems as though today’s reality shows are more about reviving the judges’ careers than the hopefuls on the show (The Voice = Christina Aguilera, X-Factor = Paula Abdul, notice a trend?)
Aerosmith is heading back in the studio to begin working on their long-delayed new album, reports Billboard.
Not that frontman Steven Tyler is done with ‘American Idol’ for the season, he has plenty of time to work on his own stuff. The singer and his four bandmates plan to reunite next month with producer Jack Douglas, guitarist Joe Perry says.
“Whole band has plans to go into the studio with Jack Douglas second week of July to work on new Aero CD,” Perry tweeted.
The album will be recorded in a Massachusetts studio the band built six years ago. This will be the band’s newest materiel since 2001′s ‘Just Push Play.’
The band has delayed recording due to several reasons, like health problems rising among the members or Tyler’s pushing desire to go solo.
It’s about time – I doubt their new stuff will be as good as the classics, but I’m sure they’ll be back with some fresh stuff!
American Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery’s newest song has leaked, reports E Online.
The track, ‘Out of Summertime,’ is a relaxed country song that is rumoured be the follow-up to his current hit ‘I Love You This Big.’
McCreery won ‘Idol’ this year against Lauren Alaina, and won over judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson.
The song is a little dull, but it’s perfect for summer and country lovers. I think it suits him perfectly.
Listen to the track below!
‘American Idol’ judge and ‘Aerosmith’ frontman Steven Tyler has revealed that he once had sex with a man during his wild youth.
The rocker notoriously enjoyed flings with female groupies at the height of his band’s fame, but despite having four kids and two ex-wives, the star has admitted in his new memoir that he once had a same-sex fling.
In his new memoir, ‘Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?,’ he reveals,”Gay sex just doesn’t do it for me. I tried it one time when I was younger, but I just didn’t dig it.”
Despite this revelation, Tyler says he liked to keep things clean in the bedroom. “As dirty as my mind is, my body’s pretty clean. Kelly (a member of the Aerosmith entourage) always made sure the girls were in the shower when I got in the room. I liked my pulchritude pristine! I can’t kiss a girl that’s been stage diving with 500 other guys.”
Hey, if he can be open and honest about it, power to him. I love that his memoir is not the usual don’t-reveal-anything celebrity memoirs. He actually divulges shocking information, and shares things. And we like new information.
He is such a legend, it’s ridiculous. I can’t stress enough how much I envy him. He can wear a sequin jacket, a feather in his hair, and make it look so cool. Check out the video below to see him rock out, befriend an ape, and be all around cool. The man’s still got it.
Steven Tyler and Johnny Depp are writing a song together, reveals Billboard.
Depp has confirmed that he and Tyler are hard at work on a new track.
“We’ve been hanging out here and there,” the actor says. ”He’s someone I’ve admired greatly for such a long time. The idea of writing songs with him is a dream come true.”
Tyler, the Aerosmith frontman, said last week that he and the actor have been collaborating in his ‘American Idol’ downtime. “He asked me, he said, ‘I want you to come over’ — he’s got a studio here in L.A. — ‘and see if I’m playing “Seasons of Wither” right.’ I said, ‘Y’know what, Johnny? No matter how you play it, it’s gonna be right. It’s a beautiful thing.”
Tyler also said that he would want Depp to play him in a movie version of his life. When asked about the hypoethetical casting, Depp said, “I’ll give it a shot. Why not?”
I never knew Depp was into songwriting, but the duo seems to oddly fit together and I would think they have the same taste. Can’t wait to hear what this ends up with!
Long, flowing scarves. Tight rocker pants. Feathers in his hair. Steven Tyler has always been a man of style.
But who knew the ‘American Idol’ judge and Aerosmith frontman stole clothes from his daughter, Liz Tyler.
“His blouses! My dad wears girls’ clothes — it’s so funny. Sometimes I see him and I’m like, ‘Nice shirt!’, because it’s from my closet,” said Liz to New York Magazine.
As for what she thinks of her dad’s new sex appeal, she says “I think he’s really handsome. I feel really proud of him. I think he’s a really amazing, magical man and all those funny things that he says that people find so strange, my whole life I’ve been hearing them and they make me laugh. And I speak his language; I understand what he’s talking about.”
I secretly envy Steven Tyler – he’s my style icon. I mean, only he could get away with wearing things he does and make it look completely cool. If I attempted to wear his getups, I’d probably be ridiculed until the end of my life. So props to him for having his own style and not caring what other people think.
You might want to keep a lock on your closet, though, Liz.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Tyler opens up about the controversy. “Did I take this job to show the band? F**k, yeah. Not to show them, but that I can’t be held hostage anymore. I will be my own hostage. The band can’t throw me out.”
Tyler also confesses also to going on a drug binge with Joe Perry as an attempt to write a new album. ”Joe was high and he couldn’t play … I couldn’t sing, really, because I was snorting everything, and it f**ks up your throat. It was the wrong time.”
So there you have it – all the Aerosmoth/Steven Tyler secrets revealed. Now it shouldn’t be any wonder why Steven Tyler looks 1,000,000 years old.
“American Idol” is having a live unveiling for the show’s newest judges. At 10pm PT, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson will step on stage at the Forum in Los Angeles. Check out TMZ for a live stream.
Perez Hilton is reporting that Mariah Carey is in negotiations to become a judge for the upcoming season of American Idol.
The ratings-owning singing competition is restructuring its judging table this year, after Kara DioGuardi was let go and Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres stepped down.
There’s only one spot left to fill as Randy Jackson and (likely) Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler already have places at the table. Although it was reported that Jennifer Lopez was very close to getting the spot as the third judge, Mariah Carey might be a better option for the show.
Although nothing is official, sources tell Perez Hilton that Mariah “wants it” and that “she’s seen what America’s Got Talent has done for [Nick Cannon] and thinks it will be a good career move.”
Aerosmith has announced the entire band – including frontman Steven Tyler – will participate in their “Cocked, Locked and Ready to Rock” European tour this summer, reports CBC. This comes after public squabbling and threats of a lineup change.
“I just auditioned and I got the gig,” jokes Tyler in a promotional video featuring him sitting with his band mates. “We’re coming your way and rocking your world! Look out, because here we come.”
The band has been on hiatus since Tyler injured himself falling off stage during a show last August. They were forced to cancel the rest of their tour.
In December, Tyler checked himself into rehab for a pain killer addiction.
It’s recently been a rough go for Steven Tyler and Aerosmith since the rockers have been toying with the idea of breaking up for the past six months now. MTV news, however, has reported they have put those ideas to rest and are planning tour dates for this upcoming summer. Guitarist Joe Perry and drummer Joey Kramer confirmed the news via twitter.
“We are looking to crossing the big pond with Aerosmith this summer for some rockin’ festivals,” Perry tweeted on Tuesday.
Kramer followed the next day, “Aerosmith is back!”
Was Aerosmith’s front man Steven Tyler lost during his last performance? Most celebrities do not do performances at the local Home Depot, but Steven Tyler is apparently not like most celebrities. According to People magazine, Tyler visited a Home Depot in Rancho Mirage, Calif., last Saturday, where he jumped on the p.a. system and sang hits like “Dude Looks like a lady” and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”
The sixty-one-year-old announced in December that he had entered rehab for an addiction to prescription painkillers and pain management.
Home Depot shoppers weren’t the only lucky customers to get a free concert from the infamous singer; he also joined in on some karaoke at the Tiltet Kilt, a Palm Desert pub. Two singers were booed during their rendition of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” so Tyler grabbed the mic and gave the song a better, more professional ending.
Whether or not Steven Tyler will be performing with Aerosmith anytime soon, he’s still found a way to sing his band’s songs. As rollingstone.com reported, based on Palm Springs, California’s The Desert Sun, Tyler and his management team visited the Tilted Kilt pub earlier this week.
When the group arrived at the pub, Tyler’s publicist reportedly told the night’s emcee that Tyler would not be taking part in karaoke and that no photos were to be taken of the rock star. But of course, both things happened.
As the story goes, two patrons went up on stage to sing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” with a promise that their rendition of the song would “totally suck.” It did suck, so much in fact that the duo was booed off stage in the middle of the song. It was then that Tyler, wanting to redeem his Armageddon song, took to the stage.
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler has entered rehab to treat an addiction to prescription painkillers, reports rollingstone.com.
“With the help of my family and team of medical professionals I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain and am eager to be back on the stage and in the recording studio with my bandmates Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford,” Tyler said in a statement.
Tyler also cleared up some rumors which stated that he was going to take a two-year break from the band.
“I wish to set the record straight and say that I have read reports of a rumored two-year hiatus and want to be clear that this is completely false and I will enthusiastically be writing, recording and performing with Aerosmith as soon as things are handled.”