Steven Tyler Won't Act Like Simon Cowell

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Having already sat in for numerous season 10 auditions, Steven Tyler has a clear idea of how he'll serve as an American Idol judge. And it won't be akin to a certain cantankerous Brit.

"I'm really not one for giving insults," Tyler says. "[Contestants] have a voice and I don't want them not singing to their kids when they grow up."

The show will likely feature fewer trainwrecks during its opening set of episodes, which should make things easier for Tyler. Below, however, this Christmas promo does give voice to those without a good voice:

As for his new partner in judging, Tyler has nothing but great things to say about Jennifer Lopez.

"First and foremost, she's a lady and she's not afraid to show that at any given time... she's exactly what I thought she'd be. She's street."

Well... okay then. Chime in now, readers: Are you excited about the addition of Tyler and Lopez to American Idol?

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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]