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JLo, Stephen Tyler to judge American Idol

Last updated on: September 23, 2010 15:41 IST

JLo, Stephen Tyler to judge American Idol



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Its official! Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman Stephen Tyler will be judging the upcoming 10th series of American Idol.

At a press conference in Los Angeles, presenter of the show, Ryan Seacrest, announced the new line-up, which also includes record producer Randy Jackson.

Simon Cowell quit the programme in May to concentrate on a US version of his show The X Factor, while comedienne Ellen DeGeneres left in July followed by songwriter Kara DioGuardi who quit earlier this month.

According to People magazine, Lopez will be paid 12 million dollars for her role on the show.

'We're looking for the next Michael Jackson,' the BBC quoted the Love Don't Cost A Thing star as saying at the televised press conference.

The singing contest is expected to feature in US television in January 2011.

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Image: Stephen Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Katy Perry's cleavage too hot for Sesame Street!

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A scene singer Katy Perry shot for television series Sesame Street has been scrapped, after parents complained that her cleavage was inappropriate for the children's show.

Perry, 25, had sang a cleaned-up version of her song Hot N Cold with Elmo, and it was supposed to air on New Year's Eve, reported.

But the video, which was viewed on YouTube by nearly a million people, started receiving complains from parents.

Producers have decided not to air the song on the show, after more parents commented.

"You can practically see her t*ts. That's some wonderful children's programming," one commented. Another said "they're gonna have to rename it cleavage avenue." While another said "my kid wants milk now."

Perry was not actually bare-chested as her front was covered with a flesh-coloured mesh that went all the way to her neck.

Image: Katy Perry on the cover of Rolling Stones

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Michael Douglas blames cancer on stress

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Hollywood star Michael Douglas has blamed his throat cancer on the stress he has endured over the past 12 months.

According to the Daily Mirror, Douglas opened up on his illness as he went on a publicity blitz for his new film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in which he reprises his role as Gordon Gekko.

'This type of cancer can be brought on by alcohol and tobacco abuse and by a certain type of sexually transmitted reason, but I look on it as stress,' quoted him as saying.

'I've had a pretty stressful year on a number of fronts, some of which were public and some of which weren't,' he said.

Douglas' son Cameron, 41, was jailed earlier this year for five years after he pleaded guilty to drug dealing in the US.

And he also battled a crazed stalker in the early years of his marriage to Catherine Zeta Jones, while in 2004 his half-brother Eric died after a battle with drugs and alcohol.

Image: Michael Douglas
Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
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Teri Hatcher set for Superman return

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Teri Hatcher will be seen again with Superman on the small screen.

And this time the actress will be seen playing the role of Lois Lane's mum, reports the Daily Express.

The Desperate Housewives star, who portrayed the superhero's girlfriend opposite Dean Cain in TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, has been cast as Ella Lane in the upcoming 10th and final season of US TV series Smallville, according to

Erica Durance plays Lois Lane on the show, opposite Clark Kent/Superman Tom Welling.

Image: Teri Hatcher
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters
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Producers Guild award for James Cameron

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Director James Cameron is all set to receive the Producers Guild of America's top prize for his contributions to show business.

The Avatar and Titanic director has been named the latest recipient of the organisation's Milestone Award.

The honour will be bestowed on Cameron at the PGA''s 22nd annual award show in Los Angeles next year, reports the Daily Express.

Tom Cruise's former business partner Paula Wagner, who is the chairperson of the 2011 PGA Awards, says, "James Cameron is an exceptionally talented producer... He has continued to change the film landscape with his ability to deliver groundbreaking masterpieces that present audiences and the industry with unrivalled beauty, originality and impact."

Past recipients of the Milestone Award include Clint Eastwood, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock.

Image: James Cameron
Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters
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Source: ANI