Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson Returning to “Idol”

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011  |  Updated 4:30 PM PDT
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Steven Tyler and Randy "Dawg" Jackson are headed back to "American Idol."

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All eyes on J. Lo now.

Randy Jackson and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will return for another season as “American Idol” judges, according to reports.

Fox suits confirmed to E! News and EW.com Wednesday that Jackson, the veteran “Idol” judge, and season 10 newbie/charmer Tyler were a lock for the gig.

Their decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise, in contrast to last season when "Idol" watchers spent months speculating who would replace outgoing judges Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell and Kara DioGuardi.

Tyler had reportedly signed a multi-season contract to appear on the Fox hit, while Jackson recently said on “Lopez Tonight” he expected all three judges would return for season 11, according to EW.

That would include Jennifer Lopez, who reportedly scored $12 million for one season on “Idol.” But Lopez made headlines earlier this month after saying she was “on the fence” about returning to the judge’s panel.

“I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it, but I have a lot of other things happening, and it's going to come down to making a choice of really what I want to do for the next year," she told BBC Radio.

Since her "Idol" debut, Lopez has been on a global talent hunt with hubby Marc Anthony for their own Latin competition show "Q'Viva," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lopez told the BBC she was not at the "breaking point of 'You have to make a decision right now.'"

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