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Reports: Steven Tyler signed as American Idol judge

Multiple sources are reporting that Steven Tyler has been signed as a judge for the upcoming 10th season of the hit Fox series American Idol.

the live feed reports that Tyler “asked for considerably less money than fellow judges panel candidate Jennifer Lopez,” whom reportedly wanted more than $20 million. There are conflicting reports with […]

Jennifer Lopez reportedly out of the running as American Idol judge

People is reporting that Jennifer Lopez is out of the running as an American Idol judge next season due in part to her “out of hand” demands:

The singer-actress had been closing a deal to be a permanent judge on the show for its upcoming 10th season but the deal fell apart.

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Steven Tyler confirms he’s considering American Idol judge spot

Steven Tyler has confirmed that he has had talks with Fox to become a judge for the 10th season of American Idol.

“This beautiful girl from Fox came up to me and made an offer. I honored her offer… and it’s just a work in progress,” said Tyler. “They mentioned it and I […]

Report: Kara DioGuardi out as American Idol judge

Kara DioGuardi is reportedly out as judge on American Idol, with TMZ reporting that she has been fired. The site confirms last night’s report that Jennifer Lopez will replace Ellen DeGeneres and that an offer has gone out to Steven Tyler to replace Simon Cowell.

With Randy Jackson remaining in place, the the upcoming […]

Report: Jennifer Lopez joining American Idol judges panel + Offer also out to Steven Tyler

With Ellen DeGeneres out, there’s a new report that singer/actress Jennifer Lopez will join the judges panel for the 10th season of American Idol. Deadline reports:

We hear her [Lopez] manager Benny Medina (whom she once fired) orchestrated the meeting with the American Idol producers a month ago, and negotiations have been ongoing […]

Ellen DeGeneres leaving American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres is leaving American Idol after one season as judge. Ellen joined the cast last season and signed a two-year deal.

In a statement, Ellen says she “let FOX and the AMERICAN IDOL producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” adding, “I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next.”

More from Ellen’s statement:

“It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for. I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on IDOL and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.”

The complete press release from Fox follows after the jump.

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Simon Cowell replacement could be Chris Isaak

THR is reporting that Fox has met twice with singer Chris Isaak about  replacing Simon Cowell as one of the judges on American Idol. The site adds that the new judge is expected to join the audition roadshow by early September.

Isaak, in addition to penning hit songs like 1989’s “Wicked Game,” […]

Final 2009-2010 broadcast primetime rankings

TV by the Numbers has the 2009-2010 broadcast primetime ratings for viewers and adults 18-49. First place in both measures are the Tuesday (22.974M / 8.3 rating) and Wednesday (21.951M / 7.7 rating) editions of Fox’s American Idol.

Click here to see the top programs ranked by average viewers and click here to see […]

FOX Moves Up Premiere of Kitchen Nightmares to January 26th

FOX is moving up the season premiere of the Gordon Ramsey series Kitchen Nightmares to Tuesday, January 26th at 9:00 p.m. after American Idol.  The show will air twice out of American Idol before moving to its normal timeslot: Friday’s at 9:00 p.m.

The special airings will also fill in the gap left by the departure of Our Little Genius which was pulled from the FOX schedule earlier this month.  Head on over the jump for the updated Kitchen Nightmares schedule.

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The X Factor Will Premiere on FOX in 2011; Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol After This Season

FOX has picked up the US rights to The X Factor and will premiere the show in the fall of 2011. Additionally, American Idol judge Simon Cowell — who will be a judge on The X Factor — announced that the upcoming season of American Idol (premiering tomorrow night) will be his last.  The full press release follows after the jump.

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Fox Expected To Order More Idol; With Or Without Simon Cowell

Irrespective of what occurs with their out-in-the-open negotiating with the popular American Idol judge Simon Cowell, the network has reportedly decided that they’ll be renewing the hit reality series for at least three more years.

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Fox Boosting Fringe With House Lead-In + Other Schedule Changes

fringe-121909Fox is making a couple changes to its 2010 schedule.  First and foremost, on January 11, 2010 the network will air an original episode of Fringe following a new House.  The network is no doubt hoping to boost the ratings of the show, which has been struggling this season in its new Thursday time slot.

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