It's Official: Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler Introduced as American Idol Judges

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The worst kept secret in Hollywood is now official: Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will be the new judges on American Idol.

Following weeks of reliable speculation, both artists were introduced as part of a judging panel with Randy Jackson at a press conference in Los Angeles today. Lopez immediately set her sights as high as possible:

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"I'm looking for the next Michael Jackson," she said.

Tyler was introduced to reporters as a "rock legend" and said his inclusion on the show feels "fabulous."

"[It] feels like the perfect feathered nest," added the Aerosmith singer. "It's being a part of something much bigger than yourself. I want to bring some rock to this roller coaster."

Near the end of the session. J. Lo did her best Paula Abdul impression, telling a crowd that included some Idol hopefuls: "I love you guys. I am so excited. It is about concentrating in the moment, do the best you can. Just live! Just live, it's your moment."

Are you excited about the addition of Lopez and Tyler to American Idol?

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Any the show is going down hill abouttttt.......now.

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]