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."

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Forget trees falling in the forest. Consider this question: if someone pens a memoir, but no one ever reads it, does the book actually exist?

We ask this question in light of the news that Kara DioGuardi will release "A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, And American Idol," in April 2011. The songwriter, who was never very popular during her two years on the show, was fired/quit Idol in early September.

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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]