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Lopez, Tyler, Jackson

Encore, Encore!!!

8/10/2011 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

American Idol Season 11
"American Idol" Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe is way too smart to play coy with the judges who helped resurrect the show -- Jennifer LopezSteven Tyler and Randy Jackson have all re-signed.

Nigel made the announcement on Ryan Seacrest's radio show this AM, saying, "I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of 'American Idol' are back for the next season."

The buzz is ... Jennifer got a huge pay bump -- from $12 million last season to $20 mil next season.  Steven Tyler still has a year to go before his contract is up, but we're hearing he got an increase as well.

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Mariana    

Shania, Shania, Shania! :)

1069 days ago
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Michelle    

Right! looks like they all quit with this language! It is Re-signed, not resigned.

1069 days ago
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Cari    

TMZ- fyi.... resigned and resigned mean two totally different things. Maybe you should have said "re-signed their contracts" or something of the sort. I thought they all jumped ship.

1069 days ago
19.

Hel    

Re-signed

1069 days ago
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test    

looks liike it says resigned not re-signed.

1069 days ago
21.

edtco    

you wonder why this country is screwed up look at what they are making for this show this is stupid the common worker just makes ends meet and pays more taxes then these rich people.

1069 days ago
22.

Abe    

You could put any three people on American Idol as judges, and the rating would still be high. Why? IT'S THE FORMAT AND CONTESTANTS THAT MAKES THIS SHOW WORK, NOT THE FRIGGING JUDGES!

x

1069 days ago
23.

mar    

please...as if J-lo has anything else going on,, she is so full of it, I actually were hoping they would replace her.
Her music and acting are terrible

1069 days ago
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herman    

How much does Randy make? Is Randy the lowest paid??

1069 days ago
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Alan Carver    

What else does she have to do? Any movies she is in these days are certainly not burning up the box-office monies! Steven Tyler certainly hasn't been doing much other than writing his memoirs, and Randy Jackson, OKAY, YEAH he has MORE TO DO THEN EITHER of them! Whatev! Why does Nigel think they need to pay these three so much money to return? I hate to say it but the ONLY one who should be receiving that kind of money is Randy since has been with the show the longest - tenure wise, clearly! Oh well like it matters American Idol is going to be 'put to shame' with Simon Cowell's "The X-Factor". Let's hope that "The X Factor" brings to FOX more viewers, by # of watchers, in one night compared to American Idol in two nights! I think it will happen!

1069 days ago
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bunny    

And how much is Randy getting? Minimum wage?

1069 days ago
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ciara    

Sine J Ho is receiving 20 mill the winner of AI should receive at least 2 mill. J Ho is a old Ho just take a real good look at her she looks like she is 50+. Steve and Randy should receive the same money that J Ho gets as she really does not contribute anything to AI.JMO

1069 days ago
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Meemee2000    

It's funny how all Paula wanted was $10 million and they refused to give it to her, wanting to just pay her $5 million. Now they are paying mega money for these new folks. Guess they really didn't think much of Paula afterall.

1069 days ago
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kadi    

For the love of god I can not image why they gave jlo a raise!!! I haven'*****ched once since she has been on it. And I think it is crazy that they don't all get the same amount of $$ Steve & Randy are the stars!!! jlo seemed to have a career in the toilet before this & how she got the job is beyond me.

1069 days ago
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Kathy    

DON'T CARE.

1069 days ago
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