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Shocking news! Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler are the new 'American Idol' judges [poll]

September 22, 2010 | 12:48 pm


Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have been officially unveiled as the new "American Idol" judges, an announcement that was shocking only in that the universe pretty much thought it had already happened.

OK, so it was all just rumors and "from a source" stuff in the weeks before the news conference at the Forum in Inglewood on Wednesday, but really, the only "news" here is the picture of the newbies hanging out on the same stage with Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest.

Good thing most folks knew the answers to the questions ahead of time, because there was a little audio problem that temporarily rendered Seacrest inaudible, TMZ noted.

Not coincidentally, the Forum is currently the site of the show's Los Angeles auditions, so 3,000 or so hopefuls got to hear Jackson howl, "I'm calling 'Idol' Season 10 the remix, baby!"

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Steven Tyler, left, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest at the "American Idol" Season 10 judges announcement at the Forum in Inglewood on Wednesday. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press