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Hollywood Reporter & E! both say Steven Tyler is signed to ‘Idol’ for sure

steven-tylerI’ve been resisting running too much about the endless “who will be the new judges on Idol” escapades but with two respectable news sources (Hollywood Reporter, using two sources, and E!, citing one) saying it’s a done deal, I am going to report: Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has a seat at the judge’s panel.

Tyler is a total wild card. We haven’t really seen him do any judging before. He isn’t exactly pretty to look at and it’s hard to say if he’ll be truly honest. The guy wears colorful clothing and has a reputation for being outrageous. So I’m withholding judgment until we see him in January.

This still leaves the third seat open (presuming a fourth is not an option and Kara DioGuardi is gone, something “Idol” has yet to say.) These reports say Jennifer Lopez is not totally out, that Shania Twain is in the running. I’m still hoping for something out of the blue.

- And MJ posted this and for fans of Ace Young, it’s candy, pure and simple. He has a single out called “Body Work” and shows off how much he’s worked his body, ahem:

BODYWORK-CD-COVER-300x300

Oh, and there’s an R&B song too, being pushed more in Canada than here:

ay bw vid from HI ENERGY on Vimeo.

108 comments Add your comment

Rickster

August 18th, 2010
1:37 pm

Judge news… bleah.

Ace Young…. bleah.

Bleah bleah bleah. :-)

Rickster

August 18th, 2010
1:38 pm

But I’m sure most of the ladies will enjoy the Ace Young pic. Steven Tyler? (shudder)

JTesla

August 18th, 2010
1:46 pm

I’ll believe it when Idol verifies it. Tyler could work, but we won’t know until February-March. The early auditions won’t be a true indicator, just look at Randy he does great judging those auditions, but after that he is garbage.

Ace, what a cheese ball.

Neg This

August 18th, 2010
1:55 pm

Anyone else’s Gaydar meter go off the charts after seeing Ace’s cover?

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

August 18th, 2010
2:09 pm

didn’t ace have a role on a soap recently?

Deirdre

August 18th, 2010
2:17 pm

Sorry Ace but when a guy is trying that hard…it just does nothing for me.

The video just leaves me kinda going ewwwww.

Deirdre

August 18th, 2010
2:24 pm

:-( Unless they get rid of Randy, I guess our Har-RY hopes have gone down the drain.

Mercedes S.

August 18th, 2010
2:44 pm

Ace?
I felt sorry for the girl in the wig; all that money to get freak-boobs – and they don’t even match!

Robert Plant

August 18th, 2010
2:44 pm

Steven, I love you but you have to understand. Once you reach 60 years old you can’t keep dressing like you’re on stage. Enough with the scarves and make up already. Act close to you age or you’ll look like a fool on the show.

Hell, even I kept my shirt on after 50.

Rosita

August 18th, 2010
2:54 pm

Hey, guys! Saw first half of Swedish version of “GirlWDragonTatt” last night in ATL before dozing off. Wow! It’ll be hard to match that one . . . The actor who played Lisbeth Salander was wicked good and, as D and M corrected me, she is raven-hair with tats and pierces. She’s excellent. Rooney has her work cut out for her.
Now going to reread first two Larssons. . .

Mercedes S.

August 18th, 2010
2:56 pm

Maybe Liv’s dad can ask Simon to leave some used tees behind.

Gman

August 18th, 2010
2:57 pm

The picture of Ace Young has his head but not his body. Even Stevie Wonder can tell this is PhotoShopped.

RK

August 18th, 2010
3:00 pm

Fantasia for next judge.

Rickster

August 18th, 2010
3:01 pm

And speaking of 50… 13 days and counting. :-(

Eric

August 18th, 2010
3:13 pm

Rodney,
Why wouldn’t they consider an ex-Idol for the role? I know they couldn’t get Adam (who was an awesome mentor) but couldn’t they get someone who has been there and done that? Bo Bice? David Cook?

Susan

August 18th, 2010
3:25 pm

Surprisingly, I liked Ace’s song. The video — not so much. The girl in the video with the fake boobs made it laughable. Feel the same about his photoshopped body. Wonder why he feels he has to be so over the top?
Steven Tyler for judge–will have to wait and see how he does. Just glad it wasn’t Harry Connick, Jr. That guy liked himself waaaaay too much.

RK

August 18th, 2010
3:26 pm

Why isn’t there a reality show to pick the next American Idol judge? It sounds like a missed opportunity.

KPH

August 18th, 2010
3:27 pm

I think Tyler will make a good Judge. He has a great personality. We shall see.

Gary

August 18th, 2010
3:38 pm

Don’t care, Show is history. Move on.

bigballs

August 18th, 2010
3:42 pm

I’d almost watch just to see Shania and Steven Tyler interact.

MM

August 18th, 2010
3:54 pm

He “…don’t want to miss a thing….” I love Aerosmith. The judges make the show more interesting. If it was just random people singing off key every show, it wouldn’t be much fun to watch.

Rickster

August 18th, 2010
3:55 pm

Shark? Jumped. (Long ago.)

WILLIE DUITT

August 18th, 2010
3:59 pm

IOT IS IMMATERIAL WHOM THEY SELECT…….AMERICAN IDOL IS A DEAD ITEM.

WILLIE DUITT

August 18th, 2010
4:01 pm

AMERICAN IDOL IS A DEAD ITEM……SO WHAT

Rickster

August 18th, 2010
4:03 pm

Thanks for dropping by Willie “CAPS LOCK” Duitt.

Deirdre

August 18th, 2010
4:03 pm

It’s still the #1 rated show in prime time. It may be dead by then end of next season but it sure isn’t dead right now.

Mike

August 18th, 2010
4:10 pm

that pic of Ace is smokin-nice pecs & abs!
Rodney – when are you going to report about Danielle Staub
getting booted of RHNJ??

Mike

August 18th, 2010
4:11 pm

I meant ‘off’

Deirdre

August 18th, 2010
4:13 pm

OK…I’m going to give Steven Tyler the benefit of the doubt but do I have to look at him while he’s judging?

Mike

August 18th, 2010
4:17 pm

That pic of Steven Tyler looks like a cross between Carrot-top and the Joker from Batman.

Rickster

August 18th, 2010
4:22 pm

Mike.. If Rodney were to report on that… he would do so in his Radio & TV blog. SO far, he hasn’t.
http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/

JTesla

August 18th, 2010
4:28 pm

Everyone keeps talking about Steven Tyler’s looks… I’m sorry, but Randy wasn’t really easy on the eyes. Simon wasn’t much of a looker either; at least Steven has better hair than Simon.

Oh and if you like the picture of Ace, that is actually me. It’s amazing what you can do with scissors and glue these days. What can I say, my milkshake brings all the girls to the yard.

college is forever

August 18th, 2010
4:30 pm

lee jenks

August 18th, 2010
4:34 pm

Bring Paula back Please!!!!!

LydiasDad

August 18th, 2010
4:40 pm

This could be the best season ever with Tyler. Sweet.

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Sid Vicious

August 18th, 2010
4:46 pm

Did we ever cover a Aerosmith song in the Sex Pistols? Nope – Cause they were horrible then and they are still horrible now…

Deirdre

August 18th, 2010
4:50 pm

Sorry “college is forever” but I’m a Tech gal!

Rickster

August 18th, 2010
4:58 pm

We all have our crosses to bear, your queeness. :-)

Rickster

August 18th, 2010
4:59 pm

And with that, I bid you all a fond ‘good night.’ (before her queeness can take a shot at me.) :-)

Highlander

August 18th, 2010
5:01 pm

I like Steven Tyler but he would not have been my first choice (or eighth or ninth, actually) as an Idol judge.

If it’s true, I’ll wait and see how he does. But with all the publicity and media over-hype speculation, I won’t believe it until 19 makes it official!

Highlander

August 18th, 2010
5:02 pm

Oh, and many thanks, RH, for two back-to-back threads WITHOUT Skanktasia!

JTesla

August 18th, 2010
5:10 pm

Just wait… the Fantasia media blitz has not yet even begun. She needs to go on Larry King, The View, etc.

Highlander

August 18th, 2010
5:10 pm

With no offense meant to the ladies (but, boy, what follows is sure to get me in trouble), I find it really amusing when some women make comments of the “Oh, those are so fake!” variety regarding another lady’s “attributes”.

Yeah? …What’s your point? :D

Deirdre

August 18th, 2010
5:17 pm

It wasn’t the “fake” that bothered me. It was the “freakish”.

XYZ

August 18th, 2010
5:42 pm

Funny how Rickster ran off. He obviously can dish it out but can’t take it.

Deirdre

August 18th, 2010
5:48 pm

Rickster “runs off” every night at this time. A little good natured teasing is hardly “dishing it out”.

XYZ

August 18th, 2010
5:56 pm

I like the Ace Young video and the song.

Tigger

August 18th, 2010
5:58 pm

Steven Tyler? If he appeared on Idol as an unknown he wouldn’t make it past the first round. How about getting someone who could actually MAKE IT on Idol to be a judge??

JTesla

August 18th, 2010
6:23 pm

Tigger: why? The idea that only someone who can make in on Idol can make a good judge is silly.

XYZ: regarding Rickster “but can’t take it” take what? Did I miss something?

artyc

August 18th, 2010
6:25 pm

Enter your comments here

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

August 18th, 2010
6:25 pm

or …. someone who actually DID make it onto the show…someone suggested bo or cookie…but they’re actually working on albums and tours and gigs and stuff…but some of the other to 12s could do just fine, having BEEN there would be a plus imho

hi guys

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

August 18th, 2010
6:25 pm

errr “toP 12s” that would be…

artyc

August 18th, 2010
6:27 pm

This will be the last time i will be watching the show he is disgusting.

Miranda

August 18th, 2010
6:29 pm

Love the picture of Ace. Thank you Rodney. So much pretty…

I don’t think it’s his head on somebody else’s body. He was just in Hair on Broadway and was shirtless pretty much the entire show. The only difference is he’s shaved his chest hair since the show.

The song? It’s catchy and very club oriented. For those who like that type of music it’s probably fine.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

August 18th, 2010
6:56 pm

i think that pic makes tyler look like the male version of paula….

just sayin’

Highlander

August 18th, 2010
7:08 pm

Maybe that’s what the producers are going for, Linny.

I’ve heard a couple interviews with Steven Tyler where his answers could have been written by Paula!

Renee

August 18th, 2010
8:02 pm

Ugh! My Idol watching days may just be over!

blkshepherd

August 18th, 2010
8:20 pm

I am speechless…I just dont know what to say which is rare for me..

Maybe some one on here can explain to me Why its so differcult to get some one who can actually Sing judge..Someone with several No.1 Pop songs..I dont mean one two or three either. lets review: Paula couldnt sing, Randy cant sing, Simon cant sing, Ellen cant sing, Kara cant sing…The guest judges..were a joke..Mary J Blige? if any one has a memory Mary sounded like crap when she first came out and still dont sound like much.

As for all those other judges..Heck I cant remember most as they left no impression…save Elton John..he by far was the Best guest judge and Best Singer…but he refused to critique and thought the show was bias.

Why couldnt they get some one like Berry Gordy who if not for him…we would never have heard of Diana Ross who has 18 No.1 PoP songs including her work as lead singer for the Supremes. . Clive Davis..made Whitney the Voice…and Phil Spector put Ronnie Spector/Ronnetts(Be My Baby) and the wall of sound on the air waves.. of course Phil Loony Toon Spector is locked up…but Berry and Clive..would have a Much better ear than Randy or any of the past judges including Simon….Simon had his little way..but hes pale compared to Berry Gordy or Clive Davis..sorry…I would put my vote on Clive or Berry who both are up in age but those MEN had Ears for Talent.

Steven Tyler? I aint so sure…but how about another Steven…how about Steve Perry of Journey….Steve Perry could sing circles around Steve Tyler. who to me cant sing at all..screaming is not singing…he reminds me of Mike Jagger…both have a pair of lips that wont quit but neither have a Nice sounding voice..and dont qualify to judge anyone’s singing. oh whoa is me, whoa is me…I see murky waters for AI up ahead..Sure Hope I am Suprised..it was the best thing to come on TV the past ten years.

blkshepherd

August 18th, 2010
8:22 pm

Well, guess I am not Speechless after all, after looking back at my post :-/

Mercedes S.

August 18th, 2010
9:04 pm

Why not grab really deeply in your songster sack, BS, and come up with…Paul Anka! Unemployed, as far as I know, and he recently dumped his Swedish wife, who, believe it or not had a show on Swedish Television called “Swedish Housewives in Hollywood”.

Mercedes S.

August 18th, 2010
9:07 pm

HL, it wasn’t so much the fake books we minded, it was the BAD JOB done on them. They didn’t match. Speaking of bad beauty jobs, the doc who rearranged that fake reality star – Heidi, something – by doing ten jobs in one day, died in a cat accident.

Mercedes S.

August 18th, 2010
9:07 pm

CAR accident, people, the t is too close.

Deirdre

August 18th, 2010
9:16 pm

Car accidents are bad but NOBODY wants to be involved in a cat accident! ;-)

Harm

August 18th, 2010
9:22 pm

Thank You Rodney!

Harm

August 18th, 2010
9:23 pm

i hope Leann is a no show on AGT!

Ross .....

August 18th, 2010
9:41 pm

Hey BLK SHEPARD..I have knwn you on various logs for years. Keep up the Diana Love

Harm

August 18th, 2010
9:42 pm

Leann is on AGT in a bathing suit singing one of the worst songs ever!!! Shoot me now!

blkshepherd

August 18th, 2010
10:06 pm

Hey Ross..thanks just saw Diana in atlanta June 4, and she turned Atlanta UPSIDE DOWN..even the haters have to say ” she really looks and sound good for her age…” I been saying that about my wife( I WISH :-) ) for years as you can attest to. of course some folks would not know a legend if it slapped them up side the head…speaking of a legend…I thought of Barbara Streisand. hmm .imagine Ms High Note herself..a judge on Idol…nawww …. a reality show and critqueing would probably be beneath the Babs. but she was/is..one helluva singer in a class all by herself.

Bobby

August 18th, 2010
10:16 pm

Why are you guys jealous over Ace’s body? This picture is NOT photoshopped! I saw Ace in both Grease and Hair and that is the body I saw live on stage. He works very hard to look like that. Kudos to Ace for being so successful after Idol!!
Now the video… can’t stand looking at the woman… or is it a man??

JTesla

August 18th, 2010
11:15 pm

Got a chance to watch the video… best video of the year material. I didn’t see anything freakish… rather pedestrian. Ace, for the first time that I’ve seen him didn’t come across as being totally full of himself.

Bobby… “jealous”? You really shouldn’t need to make stuff up to defend Ace.

Carmelita

August 19th, 2010
2:01 am

Yowza! Ace is the best thing to come from AI. Only became a fan of the show in season5 simply because I had Ace fever. Loved following his career on Broadway and absolutely going crazy for his single!!! I wish he would give us more! I know he’s so busy with charity work and it’s so admirable. He’s one of the few that’s been doing this before he was famous and still doing it. Not only is his music great, but so is his purpose. Bring it on Ace Young 2010!!!

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
7:28 am

Morning!

JT…in the video realms you visit, that may not be freakish but in real life she’d need a crane to keep herself upright. Unless those were just flesh colored balloons.

Melissa

August 19th, 2010
7:57 am

@ BLKSHEPHERD Steve Perry is the VOICE!!!! He would be amazing and no other singer comes close and never will. I am the biggest bon jovi fan in the world but I still no that as far as vocals, steve is the man!!! I dont think he would do this. He would maybe do a guest spot, but not full time. I wish he would come on and school these people!

Rickster

August 19th, 2010
8:45 am

Morning, everybody. I’m back (as I usually am this time each day) to dish it out but not take it. :-)

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
8:49 am

Wimp! ;-)

On days when we get people who never come here, we’re always going to be faced with someone who doesn’t “get it”. Can’t really blame them. Without realizing it, they’ve walked into the middle of a conversation and offered they’re opinion on the wrong topic.

Rickster

August 19th, 2010
8:49 am

Was looking back at a photo of Ace Young (from ‘Hair’) that Rodney posted on June 14. He musta been doing some major ab work in the two months since ’cause there was no sign of those abs in that pic.

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
8:50 am

Not awake yet…..before the grammar police descend!

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
8:52 am

I’m pretty sure that’s Ace’s body…just decorated a little more by the wonders of modern photography.

blkshepherd

August 19th, 2010
8:53 am

Melissa

I am with you. Steve PERRY is the VOICE.(stole that title from Whitney lol)that man’s voice is Amazing but I agree with you, he probably wouldnt be interested as a permanent judge. But if Steve put out a new CD. I would buy it in a new york second! Dude is Awesome.

Harriett

August 19th, 2010
8:54 am

Good morning all. Expecting my first appt at 9 AM, so won’t have time to linger. Just wanted to say hello and that I will be back, once things die down a bit here. It is fierce around here.

Mercedes S.

August 19th, 2010
9:07 am

Good Morning, and I hope, more later.
Deirdre, I know you know the diff between they’re and their, just as I can tell the difference between cat and car.
Think I need special computer glasses. They’re difference from reading glasses. And expensive..

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
9:07 am

Nothing like a college student who hates his schedule! Have fun, Harriett.

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
9:09 am

I just loved the whole idea of a cat accident, Mercedes…couldn’t resist.

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
9:10 am

b-shep…In all our years of chatting I never heard you mention a wife before. Gotta admit, I’m a little jealous! ;-)

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
9:17 am

Re Steve Perry….yes. Love Foolish Heart among other performances. Great voice.

Rickster

August 19th, 2010
9:31 am

Cat accidents? I thought that’s why they had litter boxes!

wreckedpizza

August 19th, 2010
9:47 am

I see our Mercedes is catching a little friendly ribbing for the “cat accident” so I won’t even mention the “fake books” in the same post. Oops, sorry I DID mention it. But, it really gave me a good laugh, Mercedes.

Mercedes S.

August 19th, 2010
9:48 am

Some of us have cats that use the doggie door. Revengeful cats, who normall.y have good outside manners, though, like to cause “accidents”. From experience, I can recommend “Nature’s Miracle
Urine Destroyed Stain and residue eliminator”. THey have it ast Petsmart. Have saved more than one mattress this way,

Mercedes S.

August 19th, 2010
9:52 am

And I saw the fake books too. May be the only time this year someone puts that girl in the same sentence as books. I blame my multi-faults on time limit – if you dawdle in the comment box more than five minutes, the comment won’t post. Time to read post before “submit” would fix my problem,I’m sure.

blkshepherd

August 19th, 2010
9:58 am

I know deirde..I ran off and married diana ross when i was 7yrs old, she was 21 at the time..only thing is she refuses to recognize the marriage :-/ whats a guy to do? oh the pain, the pain :-( Its awful to to love someone and they don’t even know you exist…I doubt diana would give even give me a second glance :-(

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
10:02 am

B-shep…you’re married in your heart and that’s all that counts. Of course, Diana might not agree with that!

blkshepherd

August 19th, 2010
10:03 am

You know Diedre..Steve Perry has a voice that Strokes at the heart strings..PLEASE dont put on one of his sad ballads and your feeling sad..you may end up bawling like a 3yr old lost at the mall :-( Remember the haunting Who’s Cryin Now..Send Her My Love? Huge Steve Perry and Journey Fan here..They helped Rule the 80s

blkshepherd

August 19th, 2010
10:06 am

Thanks Deirdre..I never thought of it that way..I feel much better now about my Supreme Diva who just sends me:-).(swooning now)..catch me before I hit the deck! oops! too late I hit it!

Deirdre

August 19th, 2010
10:11 am

LOL! B-shep!

Do you suppose Idol might not want two Journey members on the panel? They could get rid of Randy and that would solve the problem.

blkshepherd

August 19th, 2010
10:22 am

Gosh Deirdre you are TOO sharp..I did not even consider Randy as part of Journey although he was a major part of the group with Steve as Lead. hmm. OK I got a GREAT idea! Replace Randy with Steve Perry then they will have a whole new make over..Steve would surely be better a better judge at singing than Randy..You reckon(think I been in the south to long lol but I love that word Reckon lol)

Rickster

August 19th, 2010
10:32 am

I’ll echo previously-expressed sentiments….

Har-RY Har-RY!!

Rickster

August 19th, 2010
10:46 am

Boy.. I sure hope I didn’t just dish it out. :-)

Rickster

August 19th, 2010
10:47 am

’cause, you know, I just can’t take it!! :-D

Rickster

August 19th, 2010
10:54 am

Don’t worry. B-Shep… I’m a big Journey fan… and I don’t consider Randy as part of Journey. :-D