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Steven Tyler Says Goodbye to American Idol

Posted in Celebrity, Music, Music news with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

American Idol judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler decided on Thursday to leave his job as a judge on top-rated television singing contest “American Idol.”

Tyler expressed that his reason for leaving is due to needing to return to focusing on his first love, Aerosmith.

Tyler’s fellow “American Idol” judge, Jennifer Lopez, also is contemplating whether to return to the program that once reigned supreme atop U.S. TV ratings but has seen its audience shrink in recent years.

“I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back,” the band’s lead singer said in a statement.

“I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit,” Tyler added, in a reference to the thriller movie, “Fatal Attraction.” “I got two fists in the air, and I’m kicking the door open with my band.”

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Janet Jackson Will Not Be New X Factor Judge

Posted in Celebrity, Music with tags , , , , on March 2, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Among the rumors of who will be possible replacements for Nicole Scherzinger on “The X Factor,” Janet Jackson was one of the most talked about potential candidates. However, Ms. Jackson has dispelled the rumors and will decidedly not be joining the show as a judge.

After weeks of speculation, Jackson told The Insider that she will be unable to step up as a judge on the show due to scheduling conflicts. Cowell said that he had his eye on two women to replace Scherzinger and his reality TV bestie, Paula Abdul.

Jackson said that while she’s “very flattered that ‘X Factor’ let me know I was being considered for next season,” the gig is just not possible at this time. The singer said she already has previous commitments to complete her Number Ones: Up Close and Personal tour, which hits the road again this summer, and to the movie studio Lionsgate. Plus, Janet said she decided that taking on a TV gig at this point would just be “unrealistic.”

A rep for Jackson explained, “There have been absolutely no meetings between Janet and anyone with regard to ‘X Factor.’ ” A source told The Hollywood Reporter, that Jackson was indeed in “very early talks” about joining the show in mid-February.

Steven Tyler Engaged to Girlfriend

Posted in Celebrity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2011 by thebestmusicnow

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and his girlfriend of five years, Erin Brady, got engaged over the holidays, the rocker’s go-to jewelry maker has confirmed.

Reports that the “American Idol” judge, 63, had popped the question emerged after the 38-year-old Brady was spotted flashing a large engagement ring on her left hand over the weekend. Neither have responded to requests for comment, but jeweler Loree Rodkin was more than willing to give details, telling PEOPLE the proposal was a surprise.

“He was working, so I picked stones, built settings, showed him choices and sent him pictures on his phone,” she told the magazine. “He asked for guidance but the choice was his. Having made jewelry for both Erin and Steven made it an effortless process, as I know their taste.”

According to Rodkin, the ring is a 5-carat, brilliant-cut diamond that is laid out on a diamond-and-platinum band. The perpetually bejeweled Tyler has been a client of Rodkin’s for years.

Tyler popped the question during a vacation in Hawaii. He has been married twice before, first to model Cyrinda Foxe, from 1978 to 1987, then to clothing designer Teresa Barrick, from 1988 to 2006.