"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest tweeted a pic of himself having lunch with judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler -- and Jennifer Lopez, who FOX announced Wednesday is officially returning to the show for a second season!
"First lunch w/the crew for @americanidol season 11," Seacrest wrote of the snap taken during a break from filming the Savannah, GA auditions.
"American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed Wednesday that judge Jennifer Lopez will indeed return for another season on the hit FOX show.
During an interview on Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show, Lythgoe said, "I believe we're still waiting for the official announcements but I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of 'American Idol,' is back for the next season."
It's been rumored Lopez was looking to bump her salary to $20 million. No official confirmation from FOX as yet.
Jennifer Lopez is celebrating the release of her new "Love?" album, and made an anticipated return to "Extra" at The Grove on Friday. Her latest compilation of songs features collaborations with rappers Lil Wayne and Pit Bull. Lady Gaga also co-produced a few of the tracks.
J.Lo gushed about the album and said it's all about the fans. "It's the best to see people enjoying your music and having a good time. When it really works and really touches people, it's just the best."
"Extra's" Terri Seymour caught up with "Idol" judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler at the 28th annual PaleyFest at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Tyler is scheduled to perform on "Idol" along with fellow judge Jennifer Lopez. When asked how he feels about his upcoming performance, Steven quipped, "I am just hearing about this now. I want to ring Nigel's neck!"
The votes have been tallied and the results are in -- the "American Idol" Season 10 top 24 was whittled down to the top 13 Thursday.
Of the men, Scott McCreery, Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk, Paul McDonald and James Durbin made the cut, as did female contenders Pia Toscano, Lauren Alaina, Karen Rodriguez, Thia Megia and Haley Reinhart.
The long awaited debut of the new "American Idol" judging trifecta of Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson is finally here!
I was really surprised at the level of talent that just walks in off the street," Lopez said.
Watch what the judges have to say about this season's crop of contestants.Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is also inviting you to track the "Idol Across America" bus for your chance to win an appearance on the show with host Ryan Seacrest! Click here for the details.
"American Idol" premieres tonight, Jan. 19 and tomorrow Jan. 20 at 8:00 PM on FOX!
"American Idol" judge Randy Jackson stopped by The Grove to chat with "Extra's" Mario Lopez about the new "Idol" season -- including whose got the bigger wardrobe trailer, Jennifer Lopez or Ryan Seacrest. Watch the interview, dawg!
FOX has decided to move "American Idol" to Wednesday and Thursdays nights, shaking up their 2010-2011 TV mid-season lineup.
The "American Idol" two-night premiere event begins Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), with new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler joining veteran Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest.