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Published:August 18th, 2010 15:54 EST
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Steven Tyler New American Idol Judge! Thumbs Up Or Down?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Well, that`s one American Idol hurdle down: sources tell E! News that Steven Tyler has finally signed on to be an American Idol judge next season.

A spokesperson for Fox had an unsurprising `no comment` at the report, but E!`s insider insisted that a deal was reached with the Aerosmith frontman late last week. According to the source, Tyler`s main demand was a talented wardrobe stylist - but that`s not out of the ordinary for the gig. And compared to the reported $20 million US Jennifer Lopez was asking for - not to mention her own hair, makeup and styling team and a `dressing room compound` - Tyler`s requirements must have seemed downright tame. Read more

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I`m delighted that Jennifer Lopez apparently isn`t in the running to be an American Idol judge, the diva wouldn`t be able to relate with amateurs with dreams of making it big in the music industry.

Lopez doesn`t seem to realize that she`s a washed-up has been, her latest films and records have flopped. I wouldn`t hire her as a judge in a cable access amateur singing contest.

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is an excellent choice. He may have diva tendencies, but he seems to be a genuinely nice fellow, and unlike Ellen DeGeneres he knows a thing or two about the music industry.

Jennifer Lopez would be well-advised to take a few make-up tips from Tyler, he looks a hundred times better than the pop tart.

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