Looks like American Idol will definitely need a new judge next year, but not necessarily to replace Jennifer Lopez. Yesterday Steven Tyler announced he is not returning to American Idol for a third season. “After some long ...hard...thoughts…I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit,” said Tyler. “I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover.” Tyler adds that Aerosmith’s next album will be out November 6th. A replacement for Tyler has not been announced.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez has not made up her mind as to whether she plans to return for a third season of American Idol, but it sure sounds like she’s leaning towards leaving. During an appearance on Today she said she was “torn” about the decision, but added, “I think it’s time for me to go.” According to TMZ, J.Lo is telling friends she has yet to make up her mind and doesn’t plan to do so until after she’s finished her current tour with Enrique Iglesias.