It’s Official

Steven Tyler Signs with American Idol

Simon Cowell’s shoes are filled: E! Online’s Ted Casablanca and Taryn Ryder say that Steven Tyler has signed the dotted line to become a judge on American Idol—though Fox is still officially saying “no comment.” Sources tell Casablanca and Ryder that the Aerosmith singer finalized negotiations last week. Tyler also says that Jennifer Lopez is not yet out of the running to be a judge, but her demands—$20 million per season plus her own hair, makeup, styling team, and dressing room—are leading Fox to look for other options.