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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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31.

Susan    

ok we know 2 out of the 3 have talent - J. Lo??? I think not..true she can dance but without digitalized sounds the biotch from the block cant sing at all...amazingly 1/2 ass lip syncher and her judging?????? please....ANYONE can say amazing 100 times in 1 hour. $20 million???? back to da bronx jo-no! Will be listening to the Voice just to by pass her!

984 days ago
32.

Linda    

How sad.....people are starving here and in other countries and J-Lo gets $20 million to be a "judge" on a talent show. She should give about $19 million to charity and that would leave her more than the job is worth!

984 days ago
33.

iraida    

yeah! I love all 3 of them.

984 days ago
34.

spyke    

Great. Now if we could just get rid of Randy Jackson, this show might start being fun to watch again.

984 days ago
35.

Ambiance    

Oh Gawd...Those "faux" judges make me want to upchuck. Nigel..you are an idiot to put these three useless people back on. They offer NOTHING and the show has becoming too boring to watch.

984 days ago
36.

Yurra Knutz    

American Idol has lost it's way and has somehow become the JLO show. And after being hammered daily with Jennifer Lopez's bull poo, I am now officially boycotting any and everything Jennifer Lopez is involved in. So bye bye A.I. It was fun once upon a time.

984 days ago
37.

cregis    

There were some pictures shown recently of Lopez wearing fur, including a white fox jacket. The fur looked real. Does anybody know if she wears real fur? If so, I will never watch anything she's in.

984 days ago
38.

AV    

They might as well sign up for another season, they have nothing else going in their careers that are sucessful.

984 days ago
39.

Cujeaux    

Oh good. That should keep JLo in bathtubs full of La Mer moisturizing cream and fox fur eyelashes well into her 80s.

984 days ago
40.

marcia    

Tinalouise: 6 hours ago

That is "beautiful, amazing, wonderful, great, sensational,amazing" blah blah blah boring boring boring. I hope they all get a freaking back bone and start critiquing instead of caving and saying everyone is great when they clearly aren't. Who won again?
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My sentiments exactly Tina! Even if they didn't want someone copying Simon's brutalness, they could have at least asked these new judges to be more on point. I missed Simon very much. Even though he was harsh, at least he was truthful.

984 days ago
41.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Three has beens and a joke of a show. If you are over ten years old and you still watch this hot mess then something is wrong with you.

984 days ago
42.

Jodi    

What about Randy???

984 days ago
43.

Danielle    

She is not worth $20 million.

984 days ago
44.

Becca    

Randy Jackson was the only decent judge last season. Last season of AI, it seemed like they
prepicked the person they wanted to win.
Randy was the only judge that gave REAL criticism where it was needed. Anyway, I stopped
watching after James was voted off...and won't be watching next year at all.

984 days ago
45.

BrandyLynn    

the show has sucked since paula left

984 days ago
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