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A mean Randy Jackson? A tearful Jennifer Lopez? A shy Thia Megia?

At yesterday's American Idol panel at PaleyFest 2011, producers and contestants dished on season 10 of the country's most popular show. Read on for an intimate look at the judging table and a lot more...

Steven Tyler, J. Lo and Randy Jackson

Producer Ken Warwick, on the new Dawg: "He keeps it real... Randy brings it back and smack, this is what we think and this is where it is. He's great this year."

Randy, on his new attitude: "Somebody great is going to go home every week because I think we got some really, really talented kids. We got to call it as we see it. You just have to be honest and give these kids really helpful critiques, be that good or bad."

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Let's get one thing clear: Charlie Sheen quotes from this week will never be topped.

We could combine Michael Lohan with Sarah Palin and feed them with nothing but tequila for days and they would still be unable to top the lunacy that spewed forth from the actor's mouth over the past several days. To wit:

Still, one man has stepped up and at least earned honorable mention since being thrust back into the national spotlight. Consider some of the gems Steven Tyler has uttered during his stint on American Idol:

Well hellfire, save matches, f--- a duck and see what hatches! | permalink
You went up into the way-out-osphere, you went to squeak-land. That's insane. | permalink
From my melodic sensibility, it was really delicious. | permalink
I've never heard anybody squeeze that song, but you squeezed it so slow it sounded like Vanilla Fudge singing 'Eleanor Rigby. | permalink
Slap that baby on the ass and call me Christmas! | permalink

Below, we've collected the very best of Tyler's recent work on Idol. Dare we even ask: Can he compete with Sheen in the department of crazy?

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Rock star-turned-American Idol judge Steven Tyler is used to the bright lights of Hollywood, feeling right at home at the NBA All-Star Game Sunday in L.A.

Carmelo Anthony? He's just grateful for a three-day break from the isolated, snowy, oxygen-deprived hellhole that is Denver. Just trade the guy already!

We kid, Coloradans. We love the Mile High City and would gladly accept a three-year, $65 million deal to move THG there. Y'know, if you're interested.

Anyway, who looked better on the magenta carpet last night? Vote:

Fashion Face-Off!

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Earlier this month, some of the biggest stars in the universe came out for a special that paid homage to Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey and Merle Haggard and aired last night.

Among the attendees at the Kennedy Center Honors were Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama and Glee star Matthew Morrison. Artists such as Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Hudson and Steven Tyler performed renditions of various classics on stage.

We've posted a trio of videos from the event. Check them out now:

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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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There's nothing like a good celebrity feud.

Sure, we all go through bad breakups, say things we wish we could take back and argue with others, but when the stars do it, it's so much more interesting!

As the year winds down, we've examined 2010's top celebrity mistresses and sex tapes. Now, THG takes a look at the year's 10 best celebrity spats here ...

10. Brett Favre vs. Jenn Sterger    

In a classic he said/she said deal, a former Jets reporter alleged sexual harassment by the NFL legend, who says he was just hollering. Perhaps. Some say the biggest crime was thinking Brett Favre's small junk was going to impress somebody.

9. Sarah Palin vs. PETA

We'd rank Sarah Palin higher, but public wars of words lose some of their edge when you go out of your way to start them. Still, her exchange with PETA over hunting was classic. Bristol Palin and Willow Palin had some good ones, too.

8. Kid Rock vs. Steven Tyler

The former called the latter's hiring by American Idol "the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life" and termed him "an idiot" for good measure. The Aerosmith rocker responded that Kid is "just jealous." Not sure about that one, Steve.

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Steven Tyler, oh my gosh, he's like God in the music industry. - Season 10 American Idol contestant.

In case you haven't heard, American Idol will debut two new judges on January 19, as the Fox juggernaut kicks off season 10.

And while producers have said all the right things about focusing the series on its singers, while adding a number of changes to spice up the program, let's face it: viewers will be tuning in to find out how Tyler and J. Lo compare to the departed Simon Cowell.

The following promo gives us a look at these two at the judges' table, while hyping up their (debatable) status as music legends.

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American Idol fans may be torn on new judge Steven Tyler, but Kid Rock has made it very clear what he thinks of this rocker's decision to join the show.

"I think it's the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life," the Detroit native told Entertainment Weekly.

Kid says he loves the Aerosmith front man "to death," but adds:

"He's a sacred American institution of rock 'n roll and he just threw it all out the window. Just stomped on it and set it on fire... I think whoever's advising him, we should bring back the guillotine or whatever they call that thing. And if it was himself, he needs some serious counseling."

Tell us how you really feel, Kid Rock. Stop holding back. What do you think, readers? Are you happy Tyler and J. Lo are joining Idol?

 

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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:

Todrick

"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."

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Fox hasn't said anything and Steven Tyler himself remains mum.

But Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton has confirmed to The Newark Star-Ledger that his band's frontman has officially signed on as an American Idol judge.

"Steven is doing American Idol. The ink is dry on that," said Hamilton. "We'll have to work around his schedule for a new record. I hope it doesn't hurt the new momentum we've built up on this tour, because that's been so important for us as a band. But I wouldn't want to be the one standing in the way of this for him."

Hamilton added that millions of people will "see another side" to the iconic singer, describing Tyler as "witty and entertaining."

With the Aerosmith legend on board, producers must now decide the fate of Kara DioGuardi. Sources say Jennifer Lopez might still be a candidate, despite reports that she demanded too high of a salary for the job.

We're still pushing for Jessica Simpson because, let's face it, who would not tune in each week to watch her at the judging table? She'd made Paula Abdul look intelligent and insightful!

Steven Tyler Biography

Steven Tyler at the All-Star Game Steven Tyler is the lead singer of Aerosmith. With huge lips, he's led this band for many, many years and shows no signs of slowing down. More »
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Steven Tyler Quotes

Slap that baby on the ass and call me Christmas!

Steven Tyler

Looking at you, I'm closing my eyes and it's a work of art, a thing of beauty... And I will finish that off with a double helping of ooh-yeah.

Steven Tyler
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