'American Idol' apology a joke?
February 3rd, 2011
12:03 PM ET

'American Idol' apology a joke?

OK, "American Idol,"  you got us...we think.

Fans waited to see what the big apology would be Wednesday night after host Ryan Seacrest tweeted the producers would be issuing a mea culpa.

The show began with a black screen with the words,  "American Idol would like to apologize for last week's outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler. Mr. Tyler has been warned and assures us it will never happen again."

It then cut to aspiring contestant Jake Muck entering the room for his audition.  Judge Steven Tyler asked, "You know what Muck rhymes with don't you?" to which Jake responded, "Duck?"

Cut back to Tyler, who said "Read my lips" before the show launched into its intro.

It appears to have been a joke, given that "Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe tweeted, "Wow, there is a huge lack of humor out there!! Hey you guys, don't take things too seriously, especially my shows. Smile or 'Go **** a duck'" when fans questioned whether the apology was sincere or not.

Tyler has taken a few hits in the media and on message boards so far this season for his behavior, which has included leering at attractive females who have auditioned and a liberal use of blue language.

Did you find the "apology" funny?

soundoff (1,053 Responses)
  1. Pam

    Best season of American Idol ever! Finally a panel of judges that add life to the show! Never been a big fan of JLo but she is doing a good job – Steven Tyler is a total breath of fresh air – I would watch for him alone!

    March 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. horf

    A few bleeped words...no big deal. And he is supposed to hoot a bit at attractive female contestants. He is a rock star after all.

    March 3, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bruce

    He has added a lot to the show and is better than Simon. The world is just too sensitive and if you dont like it that is what the on/off switch is for

    March 3, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. Justin Bieber

    I am a fairy. Check out my gay haircut. I want everyone to know I am light in the loafers. Let's pack some fudge, u gay freaks. -bieber

    February 7, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Andrea

    these shows are already taped from what I know. not much to do and I love Steven Tyler, he's hilarious

    February 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Justin Bieber

    I want those big steven tyler lips around my c@ck tonight. He is so hot! I think we would make a perfect couple. I want to hit him in the poop shoot. Time for gay lovin!! I am a fruit. -Justin

    February 6, 2011 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. paris hilton

    I want to hook up with steven tyler and toot some lines. That would be sooo hot! I love his big lips and want to swap spit. That would be hot. He could party down and booze it up with me as a guest judge! We would hook up and have ugly babies. -Paris

    February 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jenny

    Wow, he looks more like a woman every time I see him. If he was never a rock star, he would have remained a virgin for his whole life...

    February 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TI

    that guy is SO ugly! I'd hate to be the money grabbing wh!re that has to pretend to like that!

    February 5, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mmmmm

    Everyone's talking about Steve but the real HERO is Mr. Muck. Someone decides to rag on his name and he responded it rhymes with duck...and you people give all the credit to Tyler who could only retort f---k!

    Go figure???? You people are proof in the pudding that love covers all sin. Yeah its funny butta who wants to be teased by a judge during tryouts so poor taste was present. Tyler you owe this man a kiss and a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy and
    an apology. You producers have this hired hand get to it!

    February 5, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    The dude looks like a freak. Obviously as freaky inside as outside. He is no Simon. I can't watch the show. I keep waiting for his mouth to swallow his face.

    February 5, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sarah

    I agree that cursing should probably be left out of the equation. Parents don’t want to have to explain adult things little tykes in front of the TV, and producers don’t want to parents to change channels because they need the ratings. STILL AT THE SAME TIME, THOUGH: Let Tyler be himself! I’m sure he can crack a great joke with his sense of humor without being a potty mouth. Tyler’s personality is giving this show some life. Don’t take that away. I have to be honest, though. The term “Jumping the Shark” came to mind when I heard two superstars will be new judges on the show. If Idol is having to pull tricks out of a hat, it’s time to evaluate.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. FluffyPillow

    American Idol blows. Period. Please grab a sense of reality away from the TV before you and your children become as dumb as a rock. This world would be a much better place without shows like this and the people who watch and support it.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. MelDee

    I like Steven Tyler, he's hilarious! For the record Simon used to "leer" at the attractive females too. It's a male thing. Get over it people!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not a pig like Tyler

      Excuse you!
      I'm a man and I do NOT go leering at any woman and no I am not gay (happily married for over 2 years and even before then I wasn't a staring drooling moron), it's ignorant and obnoxious to the other person to do so. A galnce sure but being an obvious creep like Tyler can be makes people with any shred of decency's skin crawl.
      Nice lumping everyone together though, shows a lack of any thought and a simple mind being used before posting your reply.

      February 4, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. asdasd

    Steven Tyler ROCKS!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. sadas


    February 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  17. John

    Let's get an official vote. Did you find the apology funny? Vote here and spread the poll around – http://www.pollportal.com/use-poll.php?id=353

    February 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. BadDad

    Tyler's the joke. Couldn 't get much uglier.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Barb T

    I didn't think the mock apology was funny. I don't think Steven Tyler's vocabulary is cute, and I also have a bad feeling that teens and tweens will follow his example. Why is there so much emphasis today on "blue" words? There are a lof of others in the dictionary to describe the same thing!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  20. DK

    When Idol hired Steven Tyler, they should have known that he would have his "moments". It wasn't funny and that's an old grade school joke. Makes Steven Tyler look even worse. He might be a rock star, but I don't like him as an Idol judge.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  21. harley

    this dude looks like a lady...he is flaming and jlo has no talent....they are both way to old to be judging talent...no one has even watched the show in years...since carrie won...the whole thing has run its course...next

    February 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Saywhat?!

    Say what you will, but the show has never been a hallmark of quality. What real stars have they ever launched into the world? Don't say Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia or any of the others have become Idols for aspiring musicians and to many they were never very relevant to begin with or super talented. There are FAR better inspirations. When you allow the average joe to decide the final outcome the judges are merely there to be a mouthpiece. Take a good look at the music industry. When you have the likes of Justin Bieber sitting near the tops of the charts it speaks volumes about the average persons choices these days. They choose to make people like Kanye West worth millions, and why? He has never really contributed more than a song or 2 into the pantheon of modern music that is purley his own works (samples over samples and then autotune do not count... sorry folks). Bottom line is the show is a joke and will continue to be so unless they actually let the real muscially inclined judges do the final judging. This doesn't surprise me though simply because of the abuncance of evidence everyday on tv and in life proving that people prefer an ugly trainwreck over something lasting and quality. Have fun with what you like but don't defend it like it has been a springboard for all that is talented in music. It has nothing to do with either talent nor real music anymore. They have rejected more talent than they have created or contributed to on that show. It is simply a way to line wallets of execs, and sadly people seem to enjoy helping to fatten a corporate pig with no real care for the final results. I feel bad for the real talent that comes to audition because honestly in this environment they don't stand a chance anymore.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Gina

    People seriously need to lighten up!! I absolutely love Steven and the new American Idol!! The judges have an incredible spark between them that keeps my family and I very entertained. Don't change a thing Steven, you Rock!!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  24. ginger

    No, tis not funny to make fun of somebody's last name; but then what can you expect from a 30 year druggie who has the manners of a pig?

    February 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Melanie H

    I am liking the new judges. It needed a breath of fresh air and Jennifer and Steven have done that!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Christine

    I am glad Steven Tyler is on American Idol this year. Steven please don't change a thing, you bring a spark of life that has not been seen since Adam Lambert.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  27. F*%*aDuck

    I think Mr. Tyler has been the best thing about this season so far. He looks like he's having a blast and so are we watching him. Jennifer looks amazing and hopefully this will reinvigorate her career. You hired a bonafide Rock Star in Steven Tyler so he's going to do what rock stars do. Leave him be

    February 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Greg

    Every time I look at Steven Tyler I am simply amazed that Liv Tyler came from his stock.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Disgruntled

    Just like comedians.. when they run out of good material they start using profanity and vulgarity... American Idol has obviously run out of good material...

    February 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  30. 19esmiopa50

    Steven Tyler makes the show with his facial antics. He is hilarious. Love all three judges - it's actually refreshing and funny now to watch. Sooooo glad Simon is gone. Now Simon was way toooo much to handle with his constant ego and insulting comments over and over. Thank goodness he is finally gone. Please keep Steven ...

    February 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  31. russo

    Is this a guy or a gal?

    February 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  32. carnegiemel

    LOVE THE SHOW NOW!!! DONT CHANGE A THING! With all the craziness in the world it's awesome to have something to watch that makes us laugh and forget about the hardness of the world! And the chemistry between the judges is great! Can't wait for Hollywood week to start!!!!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Mike Therrien

    There is Nothing Steven Tyler could say that would be as offensive as some of the delusional people who think they can sing. Some are SO bad you would think they would get a hearing test as a consolation prize. BTW who exactly complained the DUCK? And even more revealing WHO was offended? Gimme a break.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Andurill

    What I find funny is that some people still get uptight over the f-word.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  35. robert

    The moment Steven Tyler joined American Idol, I lost respect for him. His band started playing in clubs and thats where they got their break,on the road. These people that come on this show are not musicians and do not have talent either. Kurt Cobain was talented.I cant even imagine a band like Nirvana being on a show like that.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Nostradamus

    The first time I saw Steven Tyler, I believed he was a Mick Jagger's brother... As a friend of mine says, they are not ugly, just they are "rare beauties". LOL.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  37. SoFunny

    Who gives a Puck or I mean gives a F........................................? Steven Tyler is one ugly SOB, but he can sing! So much for American Pukes!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  38. marc

    I stopped watching the past few seasons of Idol because the judges were getting boring. Steven Tyler brought a fresh start to this show and he's very funny.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Dave

    Considering that the 90 minutes of show time that we see each week probably took 24 hours or more of audition time, I am certain that there are for worse moments that the editing crew could include. Perhaps the comments started with Steve Tyler but what is viewed by the public is a decision made by the production team. I am certain that public response and the producers counter response were long thought out before we saw the first show of this season.
    I do think the producers need to decide as to what they want the show to be and who will be watching.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  40. A concerned mother

    If my children hear the F word, they will grow up to be serial kilers.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  41. kingsley

    The show is the best if you cant take the heat just leave the kitchen.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Mary

    There's never an excuse to make fun of these contestants who are SERIOUS about succeeding on this stupid show. I don't care who is on the panel, the judges look a lot more silly than some of the contestants. Sorry, but Steven in the picture in this article looks like a monkey. He's one ugly dude.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  43. dave everidge

    WHAT? Steven should tell them to "Muck off"! Please!! Tell them if they are going to get all shook up over thet, next time we will send them Ted Nugent.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  44. destiny

    I like the show much more this year. I think that Steven Tyler and J-Lo are great replacements. They bring fun as well as
    their expertise to the show where and when necessary. Lighten up people!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  45. A CNN Reader

    I think American's need to get a life and quit watching this POS show...

    February 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Dr.James

    Tyler has got to be one of the ugliest males walking the planet. Those fish lips and two eyes so close together they almost look like one, make him a walking freak show. Imagine what life must be like on the inside of that face. Have sympathy, people. Doctors cannot fix his problems. So let's show tolerance for his misbehavior. The man clearly has issues.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillGreen

      So true, Dr. James. Check out this article's photo. His heavy lips looks like they are dripping down his face. Very fugly.

      February 4, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim in MA

      I'll agree that Tyler is not good looking in any sense but I don't think he cares. To me he's confident, good humored and generally polite to people. Those qualities beat out good looks any day.

      What's he supposed to do? Hide away like a monster because society finds his looks offensive. While we are at it should we hide the handicap or the mentally challenged?

      February 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  47. tammy in az

    C'mon..they knew what they were getting when
    Tyler came on board, however I never thought he was like this, its wierd and somethimes funny

    February 4, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Paul http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

    If you are that uptight you need to stop watching tv all together.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  49. mogabi

    Tyler's a true rocker. You want him to date your daughter? No. So don't be surprised he goes off script, leers at chicks and drops the f bomb.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Sherry

    I don't find his comment funny in the least. Not something to say on national tv with young viewers!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Natasha

    Leave the judges alone! If you don't like it...turn it off. This is a free country. We are allowed to control what is broadcast in our living rooms. I, personally, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new judges! I was almost ready to give up on Idol and now I can't wait for it to come on. Steven Tyler is hilarious (who knew?) and Jennifer Lopez is beautiful and classy. Randy Jackson has almost taken on the "bad cop" persona Simon left behind, but in a much tamer fashion. Leave them alone and turn your TV off if you don't like it. But let the rest of us faithful Idol viewers enjoy the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  52. patrice

    we all say things of the wallevery now and then you cant say wedont anyway leave steve alon did you ever here of freedome of speech.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  53. wwatl

    He's the only reason I watch

    February 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Wawawhat

    Ha ha ha ha, Grandpa Tyler ... give him some slack.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Richard Bauserman

    Who cares! It's American Idol! Who gives a F***!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jason

    Is American Idol still popular enough to warrant attention? I thought it's 15 minutes were up a long time ago.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Philip

    I think he is what is keeping the show running. Without him and the humor it wouldn't be worth watching. So lighten the duck up

    February 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  58. wally zebco

    Wait wait wait, you want people who watch American Idol to think?
    Wrong bark and wrong tree

    February 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Guapo

    It was obviously mocking the "Politically Correct" liberals out there who think they "have a right to not be offended"...

    Rock On Steven!!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Rod Venger

    It's Steven Tyler. You get what you pay for!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mimi

    Frankly, when Steven Tyler signed on for Idol I thought it was beneath him. Having said that, I adore him on AI !!!! Given the time between film and edit, I suppose this was a joke. Lame. AI should just let the new judges do their thing and stop trying to "liven" it up.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Greggg

    he's wearing a blouse

    February 4, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Laurie Kemner

    Didn't think I would like Idol this year(with all the changes). What a surprise it has been!!! Steven is GREAT, as is J Lo and Randy. Steven is so expressive-he just adds a whole different perspective. Also Ryan is still fantastic.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Billy

    Of course his apology was a joke. He had nothing to apologize for! This panel of judges is a breath of fresh air compared to anything in the past. Tyler and Lopez are such positive people. Love the show more than ever!!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Earnest T Bass

    Replace American Idole with Miami Vice,Come on make me happy!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  66. cynthia in canada

    Love this season...because of this year's judges.....refreshing, new and entertaining. Can't stand Canadian Idol but LOVE American Idol. Keep it up Mr. Tyler, Mr. Jackson and Ms. Lopez!!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  67. bt

    Almost had a seizure scrolling down – wait, maybe I did. Or did I....Hmmmmmmmmm. Forgot what I was gonna say...o yeah : who is stevie teyelor?

    February 4, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  68. luv it!

    I certainly hope the apology was a joke, if AI had any issues with his comment, they should have editted it out in the first place. This trio of judges is outstanding, a very welcome change.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Solly

    Humor involves the use of the unexpected. A juvenile comment about someone's last name that the person probably heard hundreds of times in grade school and junior high, is not humor, it is trite and pathetic. Steven can be funny, but he lowered himself this time to a boring fool when , given his past behavior, he could have come up with something actually witty. It's as lame as asking if he knows that Steven rhymes with Heavin' as in puking your guts out. Now was that funny?

    February 4, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  70. wow

    I'm still trying to comprehend how some people thought this was serious, including the writers of this article. I don't think the American Idol producers thought viewers would take the "apology" seriously. It was such a blatant joke (although not a good one, because it wasn't funny).....wow.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  71. bailoutsos

    Put those rimless glasses on Steven Tyler and he would look like Sarah Palin.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Solmanus

    I find it funny people still watch American Idol. The show is a joke.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  73. The Busy 6

    Steven Tyler and Jennifer are the BEST additions to this show!! Compassionate, sincere, FUNNY, what a GREAT group of judges!! We DVR it since we are so busy with the kids and we watch and re-watch and re-watch them again with the Kids!!! LOVE Steven Jennifer and Randy! Love how Steven tells Randy to be nice!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Susan Howard

    I never watched American Idol UNTIL Steven Tyler was on. He apologized. Flip the channel if you don't like it. He's so ducking hot.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  75. cindy

    if contestants go to american idol to be treated gently, they better stay at home. if the viewers don't believe tyler is going to speak his mind, they better change the channel. as with most things: if you don't like what you see or what you hear, go somewhere else!! since i have no stake in AI and i study most nights, what tyler does or does not do is of no concern to me. as for an apology, it's like most things/people these days: FAKE!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Katie G. Hope

    AI is desperate for ratings & Tyler was hired with the provision that he take over the 'Simon role' & create the desired controversy through snarky behavior. It's all so predictable. And boring.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Marco Budgyk

    Steven Tyler looks like Angela Lansbury plus 20 years.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Daryll

    Holy Cow People lighten up and let them do there job and have some fun I challange any one of you who is negative about thisto sit there for hours on end and listen to all of the contestants good and bad and try and you try and keep a civil tongue and a sense of houmor GOOD LUCK with that

    February 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Mike

    I thought the apology was lame but knew it was a joke. Don't get me wrong I loved the concept of the joke but think they should have even played on it harder like shown the executives going off on him or something and then him being himself. As for the judges they are great. Actually, I an one of those oddballs and wish that Randy would go and they would get someone else to replace him. He is the only judge that thinks he is better than anyone.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Dave

    American Idol is still being made? Next you'll tell me Survivor is still on.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Mr Spock

    People who watch Idol nowdays are fans of Tyler from before. Common sense dictates that's why they brought him on board. The only people who are offended by him are old folgies who should be watching re-runs of I Love Lucy instead.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Esther

    Someone used Steven Tyler and talent in the same sentence. Must have been a mistake.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Chief He Dog

    Tyler just needs to pass around his peace pipe of friendship. Every one would mellow out.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Steven Tyler

    All you lame ducks need to chill out. If your kids know the "f word" Then its your fault and at least he didnt say the word. Still a family show!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Kirk

    Love the show even more this year, don't change a thing, it's better than ever! .............don't make anymore apoligies, they are not doing anything to have to apoligize for.............if people don't like it then turn the channel!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Balin

    I say... Go F*** a Duck !! If the * bleeps * are not working on your tv.. go buy a New One !
    I heard about the apology.. but I saw no need for on..

    February 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  87. RobinG

    LOVE it this year!!! It is better then ever and there is FAR worse on TV!!! Put snooki on the panel, now that would be a JOKE! The producers did not edit his comments or actions out so they are to blame. I hope they dont change it up though. I LOVE it!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Jackie

    I have never missed an episode of AI. I didn't think I would like the new judges, but find they are a refreshing addition. I love Steven, but he is now my favorite. You go AI.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Cree

    Steven, Jennifer and Randy have been awesome. Tyler does somewhat leer at the girls, but so far it is a breath of fresh air from Simon and Paula. AI was getting stale with those two. I find the kinder comments quite acceptable.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Duck

    WT duck is wrong with you people. Familly show my duck! It's dying out there and it will be dead duck or no duck, unless they start paying ducking attention to what matters...Any show that start issuing ducking mea culpa's is already dead. DUCK!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  91. ~~~~~~~!!!!!The Duck!!!!!!~~~~~~~

    I would really appreciate if you Ducking People would stop using my ducking name in vain... Duckers!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Bahl Sanchin

    Why is Tyler wearing women's clothing?

    February 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Joseph

    Anyone who takes American Idol serious is a goober.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  94. THammerson

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    February 4, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Shelly

    I feel it was a set up. Come on if they thought Steven was saying stuff he shouldn't have then they wouldn't have aired it in the first place. This isn't live yet. I love Steven. He is kind and funny and his facial expressions crack me up.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Frank James

    Jennifer, Steven, and Randy are great together. The producers did a great job. All three are basically nice people conveying their thoguhts ijn a nice way with a little sizzle. It is better then ever.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Chris

    I would rather Tyler's racy humor than Randy's insults. Randy, you will never be Simon so give it up!! Tyler, keep it up!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Roy E. Perry

    "American Idol" desperately needs Simon Cowell to return. He was the heart and soul of that show, which has seriously declined in quality since he left.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Chippy

    Steven Tyler is absolutely great as an Idol judge. He listens, he thinks, and he's hysterically funny at times. The show can be stressful, and he is a breath of fresh air. I go to bed laughing at his antics. JLo is doing pretty good as well, but I'm not liking Randy's mean act. Lighten up Randy, and stop laughing at the singers.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Ian

    I absolutely love the new judges. Thought I wouldn't and was really surprised. Steven Tyler has given new life to this show. I wouldn't have him change a thing he is doing....! My friends watch the show BECAUSE of him!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  101. GOO FACE

    the fact that this is news worthy is a joke, not the apology. jesus f&cking christ

    February 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Le Roy Brown

    Who cares?

    February 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  103. MrsFizzy

    Can we not actually have a little "mature" entertainment – does everything on evening TV have to watered down to nursery-school level?? He didn't even SAY it. If you don't like it- just ignore that & move on. I thought it was a little lame and unnecessary for Steven to crack that joke but so what? On with the next act. We are such namby-pambies if anyone is upset by this, our network TV is like Sunday School hour compared to many other countries as it is.

    February 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Stefany

    I was not a huge Aerosmith fan but like some of their songs... nor a J Lo fan and didn't have high hopes, but I LOVE Steven Tyler and like J Lo, too! He is hysterical, caring, and truthful. I like this season much better than I thought! While I think some adult-ish things he says or does are funny, my kids 8 and under don't even tune into that or get it at all... no worries! Love it!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Rassayana Atrindh

    I haven't watched Idol since the first year it started, and I watched the first one with the new judges this year....its amazing. Steven Tyler is pure entertainment, his personality with Jennifer Lopez to balance it out, is pure genius. People need to lighten up and if they don't like something, change the channel. Your precious snowflakes hear worse on their CD's and in video games every day. With scowling Simon Cowell and the inebriated Paula Abdul gone...the judges this year are a wonderful breath of fresh air, just what the program needed.

    February 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  106. maria

    LOVE tyler! the new judging trio may have revived the sagging Idol. if you love music, and you love to see young people aspiring to a musical career, you gotta appreciate this show. it's not supposed to be Macbeth. 🙂

    February 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Jim

    Um, I thought the producer decided what got put on TV and what does not. I'm sure there are colorful words being said throughout the show, but it is how the show is produced, edited, and put on the air that really matters. So why does Taylor have to apologize? The chemistry between these judges is pretty "darn" good!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  108. milehigh

    Love Steven Tyler. Seriously, whoever reported this must have been desperate for ratings!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Patrick

    The show should have been put to bed at the end of last season. It has run its course. Same stupid auditions every season. The winner chosen by TWEENS. Only the Judges change. Drop the curtain guys.

    February 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  110. David

    Lighten up America, you can hear that word on TV shows or even cartoons.

    February 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Semper Fi don't hide

    Tyler is the only reason...... no wait .......J Lo is the only reason I watch IDULL

    February 4, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Danimal

    Idol is so stale they have resorted to creating "scandal" in the hopes of snaring some viewers. Pathetic. Pull the plug already. Sometimes it's better to move on to something new rather than pull desperate stunts. It was a great run. It's over. Yawn!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Andrew

    I stopped watching this show long ago. Who cares what the judges do? Idol has jumped the shark even more than saying jumped the shark has jumped the shark.

    February 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Michielle

    I am soooo impressed with Steven, J Lo and even Randy. Making fun of the contestants who are visibly not all there mentally is just plain bad taste – and a big reason I tuned out in the past. (SIMON was awful in this respect.) I am so happy to see a fun panel without being nasty and mean. Shows maturity in a decent human being. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez saved this show!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Joe

    There was no reason for the apology,,,, I watch Idol and I had no idea what they were talking about... Also, did they expect a choir boy when they signed Tyler???

    February 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  116. cassandra

    Its all in good fun. If it wasnt so many people wouldnt be talking about the show. Leave it alone and let him say what he wants. I find it very entertaining, so much better than last years dry humor.

    February 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Stevie J

    American Idol is a joke. Time to put that show to rest.

    February 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  118. wyne

    keep rockin adn keep knockin American Idol ,TYLER

    February 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Yvonne

    I had actually stopped watching American Idol but when I was flipping channels and saw Steven Tyler I am back. He is a breath of fresh air. Of course the show had become so b-o-r-i-n-g! Thanks Steven, keep up the antics ~~

    February 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Andrew

    I think Tyler should apologize for molesting young girls with his eyes!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Orange Sunshyne

    Steven Tyler doesn't give a f*** – and yes, that rhymes with Duck!
    Steven Tyler rocks!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Jan

    I could do without the bleeps and the language.

    February 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Kristen

    Quit it. What a waste of time. It's just a damn reality show. Don't take it so serious!! I think they are doing a good job.
    Why don't you report on Eygpt

    February 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Gina

    Steven Tyler is a breath of freah air. I alawys loved Randy and Jennifer is awesome. I was insulted that American Idol felt it necessary to post an apology....for what????? Thank you Steven for doing a great job....no apology needed!!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  125. ashlyn

    Steven Tyler is the best thing that has happened to American Idol– I love it, I think he is a blast and Jennifer Lopez is great. This is my favorite season yet! So.......Steven is a little out there, but you know its just a show. Keep checkin' out those girls Steven, who cares! its entertaining!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Tiff

    Steven Tyler does not need to say sorry nor do the producers of Idol. Tyler is well known to be a rocker.. he is playing his part of the ROCK STAR to the pretty young girls.. big deal! Did we think he would act like priest? I could do with out cursing, but they bleep it out.. so who really cares. Plus, the show doesn't even start until 9pm. young kids should be in bed by then..

    February 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Juan

    Steven Typler is saving American Idol. I'm watching it because of Him – Thank YOU!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  128. bearpaws15

    Did I find the apology funny ? NO..but the show is funny, just not that piece Yeah, swear all they want and leer...love it !!! Tyler is the best , but the production,ummmm..not so much. The LA auditions really blew. They wasted an hour of my time. I could have and should have watched an old Pauly Shore movie. I may have laughed a tad more. Idol...step it up , Oh..and do you wanna make us laugh ..like a clown funny ?? Or do you wanna make an idol ?? I really don't think they know yet. i will continue to watch, because there have been a few talented singers. But really love Steven,J LO, and randy...Cut them loose..let's have some fun...peace

    February 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Rob

    A rock star leering at attractive women and using off color language – why – who in the world would have ever thought such a thing would happen?

    February 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  130. ND

    I am surprising myself this season by really looking forward to Idol, mainly because of Tyler. I don't know what I was expecting from him, but I am really entertained by his comments and general presnece. The new judges and the new Idol are welcome changes. Idol, you have something good going on. Don't stifle Tyler. I'm loving what he brings to the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  131. FW

    People – get real! Change the channel if you are too pure for your virgin ears to hear this or any 'offensive' comment from a 'reality show' like this.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  132. FW

    People – get real! Change the channel if you are too pure for your virgin ears to hear those or any comments from any of these 'reality shows'.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  133. joe

    STEVEN TYLER MAKES UP FOR Simon being gone!
    Without him, it would be undearable with the other 2 divas...

    February 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Aleasha

    Steven and J-Lo look like two women sitting at the table.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Roly

    Steven Tyler is the only reason i would watch American Idol, ever!!! He is making the show fun and interesting. He is quick witted and funny as hell.

    I also think the cursing adds a little bit of color to the show. If you lose Tyler or tame his antics, i guarantee you will lose this viewer and possibly many more.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Debbie in Grayson

    American Idol is a blast this season. The chemistry between the judges is great. Steven Tyler is a breath of fresh air.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  137. for goodness sake

    People who take it too seriously need to lighten up!
    I thought last week's comments by him was the highlight of my week!
    He's hilarious! AI shouldn't "warn" him.. he's making the show better than it used to be! Sometime's you just need to laugh!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  138. ceci

    Not offended by the joke, but Tyler is one duck of an ugly guy. If a woman had the nerve to go on TV looking that bad, people would throw tomatoes at her.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  139. grace

    Love Steven Tyler but find AI boring this season.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Galen

    American Idol is at the dawn of its best season to date. Gone are rude crude Simon, and ditsy Paula. They had their chance to add something entertaining to the show last year when Ellen was there but they restricted her from making witty remarks toward Simon. That was what we wanted to see! Karla seriously thought that she would be Simon's replacement by acting rude like Simon, that didn't come off well at all. Randy was always that drip in the background but no one noticed until this year when he is obviously the pitchy note in the judge team. Who ever had the idea to get J-lo and Steven should be given a great raise. BRAVO !

    February 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  141. cray4

    A rock star used foul language and acted in a lewd manner?! Say it ain't so!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  142. RJF27

    Who Duckin gives a Duck! The world is so sensative. Lighten up!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  143. ChiCityDave9

    Steve makes this season worth watching....keep it up brah

    February 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Mark

    Wait a minute....."American" what? Who gives a flying f***??????? Trash TV at its worst. Give me a break. More of the dumbing down of America.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • mjinmd

      I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, but if you don't like Idol, don't watch it. But none of that gives you the right to call me an idiot.

      February 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  145. JT

    Steven Tyler Rocks I agree he makes the show worth watching!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Kathy

    Love the new judges and Steven is hilarious! He adds that comedic talent, plus he has a soft spot, too. I like it that they are allowing friends and family members in during the auditons. This show needed an overhaul and it got a good one! Great choices for two new judges. I don't miss Simon, Paula, Ellen (what does she know about music, anyway?) or Kara. We now have a bonafide rock legend and a diva songstress who has her own golden resume to flaunt, so we are good with AI!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  147. JustCancelItAlready

    Yeah, I'm going with JOKE.

    New American Idol = EPIC FAIL

    February 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Blasphemy107

    Look, Steven Tyler is an entertainer... he is there to entertain... I really wish people would get a sense of humor and lighten up about him and about television in general. If you don't like it, don't watch it!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  149. RH

    Atleast now the show is funny!!! Simon was dull and old news...and looks like Randy is having fun too !!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Daniel

    It wasn't funny, it was just weird. It was a waste of 60 seconds of airtime.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Dflawson

    And this is showing up on CNN's headline news because....?

    This is a non-story. Surely CNN can use the room for some more important cause.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  152. CaliGirl

    Everyone didn't know what they were getting when Steven Tyler was hired? Give me a break. Get a sense of humor.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  153. westcoastkid

    @Shirley: Yep, your'e correct Shirley. I'm in the closet. Oh, your father asked me to say hello.:) 🙂

    February 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Canadian Fan

    So we go from Simon Cowel to Steven Tyler. Simon was who he was and so is Steven. What would expect from Steven who has been in the rock world for 40 years. People have to lighten up as we all know Steven has brought life and good honest critism into the show. Keep up the good work Steven, we in CANADA love ya!!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  155. John Que 3000

    Why did Steve Tyler cross from Tennessee to Georgia?
    Because in GA any Schmuck can get away with F#*&ing a Duck.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  156. mlbend

    No one cares, but those few who prefer to watch no talent humans and the no talent "judges" trying to be stay relevant.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  157. hahaha

    what do they expect from a "Captain Jack Sparro" look-alike!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
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  158. mountain man

    Enjoying the show after a couple of years of not watching. Steven Tyler is fun to watch and J Lo is a sweetheart. I hadn't been a real fan of hers before, but am now. Refreshing change from Simon's, sometimes, too unnecessarily demeaning comments. Mr. Tyler's comments are made in, what I consider, good humor.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  159. ted


    February 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • CaliGirl

      I think the celebrity judges expertise is not in buying CD's, but in being a singer/performer. They've done it before. (well over 40 years of experience between Steven and J. Lo) Who better to assess whether or not someone can make it in the business?

      February 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Shawn Barat

    Steven Tyler has been an awesome, funny, real, refreshing addition to the Idol panel!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Linda

    Hey, I'm no priss but this is a family show. I personally think Tyler is pretty funny (except for the leering part) but I can see the outrage on the part of others who may have kids watching. Kids don't need things spelled out for them anymore so this influence may not be appropriate. I hope Tyler can find more "family friendly" ways to express himself. Steven: this isn't 1970 anymore and while we remember and love your antics, please be careful.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  162. J

    I would actually watch the program if they showed the people with talent and did not spend most of the time making fun of the folks with no talkent or obvious mentalu issues. Does JayLOW remeber some of (all) of her wonderful movie perfomances (oh, what IS that smell?). And Randay Jackson – who is he anyway. And Stevie, you got a lot of talent baby, but man you gotta get a face fix. Who are they to make fun of the talently challenged.

    Come on folks, show us the real talent that IS out there. Give us somethign to really celebrate and enjoy .

    February 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Tom

    Who the duck cares about either Tyler or Idol?

    February 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Texan

    Why this is even an issue is beyond me. We have severe weather situations here in the USA and in Australia; we have unrest in Egypt; and we have severe economic situations all over the world. Yet, we worry what a has-been like Steve Tyler has to say. Just another example of how the majority of the population has their priorities out of whack.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  165. cee jay

    I don't know Tyler and seldom watch Idol, but my thoughts on four letter words, as jokes or otherwise, are used by people who have a limited vocabulary and little creativitey.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Jeannine

    I LOVED it.
    I don't usually watch Idol... Haven't other than youtube clips... for years.
    Been watching it this year. I like the antics and real life responses...
    Steven Tyler should have been there long before now.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  167. SD Rich

    What's the problem? A.I. is a joke in its entirety.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Heather

    People please! I love the new judges. Steven Tyler makes these daunting, silly, scary and unnecessary auditions so much more pleasant to watch. So far, I'm loving the "new Idol". Keep at it Steven!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Xandra


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  170. Donna

    I didn't really think i'd enjoy IDOL this season but I have to admit, I've been pleasantly surprised. Steven Tyler IS kind when he should be, critical when necesssary but overall his faces and comments are what make this show. People used to criticize Simon for his rudeness, callous comments and, though frequently the only juidge who was honest, mean with his critiques. Funny that people are complaining about this trio after all the years of "Simon"isms. I actually think J Lo is more knowledgeable than Ellen, not as gooey or sappy as Paula and a much prettier judge than Cara. Honestly, I think this trio, as least so far into this season, is a breath of fresh air. Like others have suggested, if you don't like the show....change the channel 🙂

    February 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  171. MalcomX

    Ozzy + Steven = Tons of drugs..look at their faces....hands shaking....

    February 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Jeannine

    Love Steven Tyler !!!! He is the best thing that could happen to Idol.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Vinnie V

    Steven is the best thing to happen to American Idol.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Shirley

    Wsetcoastkid- you must indeed be a kid not to know a legend like Steven Tyler...or perhaps you been livin' in 'the closet' all these years and don't get out much? hee hee ; )

    February 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Teresa

    Personally, the only reason I've been watching is because of Steven Tyler! I have always like Tyler in Aerosmith, but being able to see his personality – I love him!! I thought the apology the other night on AI was idiotic. Be yourself Steven Tyler! You are the bomb....
    J-Lo rocks too! She is beautiful and is sensitive to the contestants feelings.
    Randy has even been a bit nicer so far this season.
    GO STEVEN TYLER!!!!! Keep doing what you are doing!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Rolyn

    Uh, Nigel, it's not that we don't have a sense of humor... It's that we DO, and that just wasn't nearly funny or amusing enough to be identified as FUNNY. So, maybe just... Hire better writers??

    February 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  177. wsetcoastkid

    steven tyler... isn't he that drag queen that's got a show off the strip in vegas???

    February 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Shirley

    I really like the new judges this year and I think Steven is hilarious! I only wish I could carry half a tune so I could go audition for Idol and have the opportunity to be 'oogled' by Steven Tyler! Of course he flirts!! He is STEVEN TYLER ya'll. Just what were you expecting? Don't reign him in, give him the bit and let him run with it! Loveya!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  179. JC in SC

    The apology wasn't funny. What was funny was when Steven Tyler said, "Read my lips". That's funny because, excuse me, does he have lips?

    February 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Deb

    Of course it was funny! The past few years I stopped watching because I couldn't take Paula's nonsensical blabbering anymore. This year I won't miss it. Steven and J-Lo are like a breath of fresh, INTELLIGENT, air! And please, has everyone forgotten "bikini girl?"

    February 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  181. peachykeen

    I can't believe anyone took it seriously. It was obvious from the beginning it was a spoof.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Eddie The Hat

    This show is still on? zzz

    February 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Dale McNeal

    I knew it couldn't have been real. It is the producers who decide what to show on-air, so why would Tyler need to apologize for? These shows are not live, so they can easily edit out objectionable material if they wanted to. I find Tyler and Lopez to be good judges.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Star

    Duck 'em if they can't take a joke (*wink) Steven Tyler Rocks!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |

    UGH....Steven Tyler.... gross

    February 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  186. aj

    I don't think being "Politically Correct" is one of Tyler's strengths. He's a fish outta water... His time will be limited to one season.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  187. dman

    Whether Steven Tyler's or Nigel Lythgoe's comments were a joke or an intended provocation for declining ratings is irrelevant.
    American B List Idol is a joke.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  188. robin

    Honestly, I was not going to watch anymore...but when I heard that Steven was going to be on....won't miss is now. Luv the line up and being able to hear what Steven has to say. Folks, you've hired a rock star, one of the best....what did you think he was going to do...be someone that he's not. Keep it up Steven...luv watching you!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  189. bill

    every second you see on tv is heavily edited, scripted and planned. This is especially true in a show like american idol. If the producers/network didnt want you to see that commenty by Tyler, it would never had made it past the cutting room floor. It was a tv moment crafted by the network so that we would talk about the show and then tune it to see what zany stuff Tyler will do next. Looks like its working.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  190. truthinrock

    Poor Steven, he looks like an unfinished Muppet.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Ron

    Of course it was a joke....the shows at this point are taped. They could have edited out his "antics". It is much better than I thought it would be. J LO and Tyler are very good. Randy is trying to be a Simon Cowell but needs some work.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  192. simplicurious

    Steven Tyler is a breath of fresh air. He's funny, charming and certainly doesn't hold back!!! Steven, please continue being who you are. The television viewers definitely need to lighten up.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Greg Potter

    They bring a druggy rocker on to be a judge then expect him to be politically correct what a joke

    February 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Yakobi.

    Sorry, but now that Simon and Paula are gone, I'm not watching.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  195. John Zurek

    I do not like that Steven Tyler ( to put it mildly). Never did; never will. So when I found out he was one of the new judges, I decided I was done with American Idol. To be fair, I gave it a chance; watched the first two shows this season. Which made me conclude Tyler is worse than what I ever imagined it could be. To top it all off; Jennifer Lopez turns out to be an even worse judge than he is. Contestants do not get any useful feedback any more this season, all they get is sillyness and fluff. And Randy should be embarrassed to sit next to these two airheads.
    It is like the joke SNL made last year when news about the two new judges leaked prematurely. They showed a casket, and then Tyler and Lopez. With the statement dat Tyler was "Nail 1", and Lopez was "Nail2" in the American Idol coffin. And that is EXACTLY what is going on here. Ihave thrown American Idol off my Tivo and will never watch it any more. And judging (no pun intended) the plummeting ratings, it looks like I am not alone.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  196. pj from Ohio

    Love Steven Tyler and love what he brings to the show..... he's funny, smart, compassionate and a breathe of fresh air. Idol was dying a slow painful death and this new panel is just what the show needed.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  197. K

    If Simon would have said that, nothing would have been said!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  198. B-Factor

    Singing is what he does best. I think he is a fantastic as a singer. Maybe he should judge the contestants in the field he is a master at. Singing. Leave their names alone. That's all I'm saying. He is wasting his obvious talent otherwise. I have albums, in vinyl, I have turned white from playing them so many times from Aerosmith. Fantastic band. Probably one of the best rhythm sections ever to take the stage. So... please don't take my critcism as an effort to muzzle him. I wouldn't ask Bill Gates or Steve Jobs on advice on how to make lasagna, but if I have a problem with my computer.... I would like to see the man flash his expertise!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  199. nuck

    Get a LIFE and let them have fun ! are you comparing this to all TV.. wow He is great !

    February 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Tony

    This the silliest B.S. I've read in a while. It's never ceased to amaze me how the things we see and say all the time are censored as though the viewing audience isn't from this planet, like we are afraid to see an accurate representation of ourselves on TV. Its like old I love Lucy Episodes with separate beds in the bedroom. Even then it was ridiculous. People need to grow up. They are just words, and we use them every single day.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  201. LB Colorado

    Steve Tyler, I really like what you bring to Idol, you seem to have actual compassion for some of these contestants and yet you also do what you know and that is analyze and speak the truth. As far as your innuendoes, well I don't really know what to say, the girls dress to impress and you seem to be obliging them, but hey you are HOT and if you are looking at the women, then you have given them a compliment.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  202. anonymous

    They WARNED him? lol......These D I L D O producers of American Idol should be HONORED to have Stephen Tyler on their show, regardless of what they think he should SAY, DO, or how to ACT...people do not watch it to see the contestants...they watch it to see the JUDGES.....expecially since Steven Tyler is now part of that....what i d i o t s.....

    February 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  203. B-Factor Hater

    B-Factor.....you need to loosen up girl, you are a girl.....correct? Trust me, Steven Tyler is still a singer.....but I guess singers are not allowed to anything but sing......correct? Steven, shame on you for doing anything besides getting up on stage and singing!! Good Lord......

    February 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  204. allen cote

    our country has become waaaaaaaay to p.c., it is the downfall of humor and lightheartedness, in today's society you feel scared to tell a co worker she looks nice, to give criticism to minorities, to essentially do anything without consulting a lawyer, it's a shame

    February 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Michael

    Drug addict to be a judge ? I'm not sure he can ever reason for a simple thing in life.... I'd rather see him in the court of law for making money while taking drugs. If athletes are banned and punished by taking drugs in order to make money then the same should be reflected to anyone else, being a star or not...

    February 4, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Bako

    I just love those who trash my brother Tyler, worth million's upon millions......those who trash IDOL...worth millions, upon millions, upon millons.......who truly is the trash now a days!?! Thank you from those of us who work hard, don't make millions but enjoy hitting the couch at the end of the day and just smiling for an hour...........Muck the critics!! Do what you do best and keep smiling....isn't that what it is all about, just being entertained? Come on, Have fun with it Guys!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  207. B-Factor

    Remember when this show was about discovering new talent? It was pretty exciting as such and I fail to see why it needs to be "turbocharged" with the sophmoric humor. Of course, I remember when MTV used to be a music video channel. (Contrary to what MTV tells you, they existed before their official birthdate. It was a pay-for channel that had no commercials and nothing but music videos. Just video after video after video, with veejays that used to talk about music, music, and more music.) Sorry to sidetrack on MTV, but the changes I see in what used to be a show about talent is sliding into the gutter ala MTV. Remember when music considered an art form? Now it's all about politics and social issues. Granted, music has always been reflective of society i.e. Lenin walking out of a Dmitri Shostakovitch concert but it was in the music and required no additional commentary. Let the artists express themselves and please, skip the commentary. I don't need anyone to interpret it for me. Let me use my own mind and stop trying to shape it for me. Contrary to some beliefs, you commentators don't necessarily "know any better" than I do. Been listening to Steven Tyler, as the frontman for Aerosmith, since the early seventies. I liked him when he was just a singer.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Kat

    Is this seriously news????

    February 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Babs

    Keep on being you, Steven. Your fans know you're a nice guy and we like you!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Heather Braun

    We love the chemistry and we love all 3 judges. Steven is so funny and unpredictable which is what makes for a very interesting show.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Dozer62

    Anyone who wants to see the real Steven Tyler needs to read Joey Kramer's book....he's a self-centered ass that just needs to go away.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Debra

    Love the new judges!!!!!!!!!!! I started watching the show again because of Steven Tyler:DDDDDD

    February 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  213. TC

    Steven Tyler is are real person and is what Ameriican Idol needed. I stoped watching americam Idol because it was getting boring. Steven puts interesting humor in it with his very real personality. Keep it real Steen. And I'll keep watching.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Singer

    Go away Steven Tyler. You make me sick

    February 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martinski57

      Oh Singer,..I think you don't like him for one reason only,. and that is because you most likely can't sing yourself, and would be voted out immediately. Let's face it, just look at all these comments from people. They LOVE Steven. He certainly does add some realness to the show, and it WAS getting boring! I don't love the guy, but let's face it, he's doing great! As for Dozer, Joey's book is only one side of the story. Like Joey isn't an ass? And Heather kinda has hit something there. And Max, FAR from washed up,. I'm sure he's laughing all the way to the bank. His money hasn't come from AI, check out his "PLATINUM" records. He didn't come from AI. And Westcoastkid, you are just that. A kid. Aerosmith has had smash hits for not only years, but they STILL do!! Right on Squanch! Well said!

      February 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Biscuit378

    Which way do the producers and the audience want it? Looks to me like the contestants certainly take it seriously. Looks to me like the prices charged for the Idol contestants' CDs are taken seriously. If it's a joke, then let the contestants in on the joke. If it's meant to be a serious jump-off into stardom for the lucky few, the it should be taken seriously. Everybody get together and decide – and then let the rest of us know your decision so we'll know whether American Idol is a joke or not. Untill then, I guess we're not supposed to care ... and it looks like more and more of us don't.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Pam

    I think it is a big joke this year. He should not be allowed to act the way he does on prime time tv. Parents who care what their children watch will not allow their kiddos see this kind of "entertainment???". We have turned it off and choose not to watch any longer. The guy needs to quit trying to be the center of attention and grow up. My kids can do without "American Idol" and the "let me have all the attention judge". I intend to see that my family have good quality tv in their tv viewing time.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debra

      Hilarious!!! Yeah well I wanna see all these designer murder shows off prime time TV. Get your priorities straight.

      February 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • mjinmd

      So in other words, you are going to turn your TV off, right?

      February 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  217. heather p

    As a 35 yr+ Aerosmith fan...I am not surprised by Steven's ability to judge on AI. Anyone who has read his bio on any site would know his music background from childhood and that he is much more than a singer. Now people are seeing what us long time Aerosmith fans have known, he is funny, yeah uses those 4 letter words but who doesn't, is really a musician not just an entertainer AND has a big heart, a man who cares about those he meets...And AI's joke...was lame.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat G

      I couldn't agree with you more!! I have been a HUGE Aerosmith fan for almost 40 yrs....and especially LOVE Steven!! The rest of the world is now finding out how awesome he is....so talented, and truly genuine..something rare for a rock icon as himself!! My dream of meeting him became a reality last October at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...and he truly loves and thrives off his fans....He is one of a kind and I feel blessed to have met him!!!!

      February 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Acttorneyatliar

    i'll tell ya who offends me, those trucking, ducking, shmucking, bucking, snucking, etc., etc., CRITICS who have nothing more going on in either their lives or brains than finding fault with others instead of admitting their own faults, crying foul when it is they who are the most foul, and whining like the britches they are, etc., etc., even about modern Gods such as Steven, my and one of my generation's rock-n-roll saviors. I

    February 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  219. max

    Tyler's just another washed up rocker trying to keep his name out there, alot like tommy lee

    February 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  220. westcoastkid

    and who exactly is ... steven tyler?

    February 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  221. dave

    People that follow this lame show and have not gotten off the bandwagon are idiots. Yeah, you reading this that got offended. You are an idiot.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Me

    Steven Tyler? How did he become a celebrity, much less a judge. Was he on those late night horror movies?

    February 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Molosar

      FYI..He is the lead singer of one of the greatest rock bands ever. Aerosmith has done more albums than J-LO, Britney, Christina, and Kanye combined. And sold far more than them combined.

      February 4, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • westcoastkid

      ...h-a-s b-e-e-n...

      February 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Kareen

    I find the new Idol show very boring and the talents they approve of even more.
    No one can replace Simon Cowell and he is missed on the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Kristy

    Okay, this is a first for me. I only occasionally read blogs and I never comment but I have to break my silence. Steven Tyler is far and away the best thing that has happened to Idol in a # of years. I'm almost his age so I should know better but I love him. Keep him and you will keep an audience that probably isn't your target audience but we are still here. Oh, Steven, where were you when I looked great in a two piece?

    February 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  225. hahahahhaa

    this whole show is a joke and proves that the dumbing down of America is alive and real

    February 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  226. cdf

    Just reading through all the headlines and came across this nonsense. American Idol has never been seen by my eyes and never will be. I see no point in the use of 30 minutes of time for such nothingness. The show is in the category as the so-called reality shows - a waste of electricity and other energy to produce. If somebody wants to go on this farce and they end up being humiliated or hurt by a host, what has society really lost?

    Quit whining. Get a real life. Get a job at something and stay away from this trash.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • mjinmd

      If you don't watch the show and have no intention of watching the show, how can you make an intelligent (or otherwise) comment about the show. Why would you want to? Just GO AWAY.

      February 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  227. markntejas

    so i dont get it ...what rhymes with Muck? ... 🙂

    February 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  228. manhandler1

    The popularity of American Idol says a lot about the state of a large percentage of the American populace...........Brain dead.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Caileagh

    It's not something said or something that was done that was a joke....American Idol is joke. They should have let it die a few years ago. The entire program is a joke. I don't know anyone who has a bit of intelligence that still watches the garbage program.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  230. VirginiaBeachRules

    I believe the show needs a little humor after having Simon for all those years. Tyler needs not apologize for words spoken. It's the true American, is what it is all about. People are not polite or even that apologetic in the real world, so why should it have to be the same on television.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  231. bostonguy

    people you are watching one of the bad boys from Boston, and obviuosly the American Idol folks found to be a good piece, they had months to cut it from the airing..this is not live
    Steve Tyler does not need to apologize Duck Them

    February 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  232. LA, LA, LA

    I am sorry, I cannot stand J. Lopez, she is a classless act; big time!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  233. EmeraldCity


    February 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Sherry

    I LOVE THESE NEW JUDGES! Geesh...leave Steven alone! He's honest, funny and sympathetic. All those Puritans out there should turn off their TVs and read The Cat in the Hat. That should be safe...but watch out for those rhymes! They can muck you up!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Lucy

    Who cares!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  236. leticia

    Please leave my Steven Tyler alone and get a life! These three are the best judges you have now!! Keep up the great job!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Joe

    Love Steven Tyler. He is the real deal. He knows what it takes to sing hit songs. Actually he is in a short list of singers that have hits over so many decades and so many hits! Rock on Steven!!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Squanch

    Love these people who claim they don't, and never have watched Idol, the show stinks, etc but they're still on this thread posting comments on the topic. As for Tyler, he's a freakin' rock legend, so he brings a credibility none of the shows judges have ever had. J-Lo is smoking hot, too, and has been a pleasant surprise to me so far, and I've never been a big fan of hers. The show will be just fine.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  239. gabluefox

    I love the show with Steven. Of course, I don't see some of his humour, but I don't usually laugh anyway. The show needed him because with out Simon, it would be BORING and it would lose more fans than the what has already lost.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Carl

    American Idol – watched in over 10 million trailer homes

    February 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • La, La, La

      . . .and J. Lo . . . there goes the 'hood!

      February 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherry

      I watch every seasson and I don't live in a trailer nor do I own one. I enjoy watching the talent from discovery to coronation and I buy the music once it is released. It's nice to feel like I'm a part of it too.

      February 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Jeff

    Here Chuck Chuck bo buck banana fana fo _ _ _ k

    February 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Andrew

    Am I completely off or is the worst judge this season Randy Jackson? His attempt at meanness are ridiculous. Simon Cowel is Simon Cowel, if you attempt to play his part, then you'll fail miserably. He was always my least favorite before, and now it is most certainly clear for everyone to see. Steve is sometimes weird, but he certainly adds a great energy to the group. And I thought Jennifer Lopez was going to be terrible, but how wrong I was. She is better than Paula, she knows how to speak, and she is a sweetheart. She seems completely honest in her reactions and by far she is my favorite of the three, and maybe my favorite of all these years.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Sue

    I was not looking forward to Idol this year with Steven Tyler, but he has changed my mind. He is great! He knows when to crack up and when to be serious. Just what this show needed!
    JLo is JLo...who doesn't love her? She is just awesome.
    Randy???? Seems like he is taking over the Simon role. I like seeing him be more honest with the contestants.
    I think this will be a GREAT year for AI.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Matt

    What hetero guy doesnt leer at attractive females? Give me a break.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  245. vic

    I say Charlie Sheen should be a judge. I can't think of any other person that is a better judge of 'talent' other than Charlie. Steven Tyler was pretty awesome.... 20 years ago. Imagine Charlie sitting there all F'd up hitting on J-Lo? Get Charlie in there and really crank up Idol ratings!!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Terri

    I <3 LOVE <3 Steven Tyler and have since I was 15 yrs old back in 1978! He is exactly what I expected him to be, lively, spontaneous and full of P&V. If he leers at young girls so be it, if he cusses a bit so be it, he is exactly what American Idol needed to get "young" again. It was getting pretty same ol' these last few years, talk about a metamorphosis!!! Now if some of the people who take themselves all together too seriously could get their heads out of their butts, they may be entertained!!! Idol, don't change a thing, you have been reborn!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Jeff

    Who gives a flying muck!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Lisa

    I absolutely love Steven Tyler. He has brought a new life to American Idol and I for one LOVE it! He listens very carefully to the potential contestants and his facial expressions are priceless. I laugh so much and am truly enjoying watching all 3 judges this year. Finally, judges who know what they are talking about. Keep it up Steven, you are one of a kind!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  249. hottieonidol

    Steven Tyler is HOT!!! Finally idol is worth watching again!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Cycoblitz

    I'd be bored if Steven was not himself or had to conform to network limitations. And the talent this year is just really remarkable! Thanks, Nigel.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Kimmy

    I LOVE the revamped show! LOVE the judges! They all seem to mesh together SO well! Each of the judges bring their own "special sauce" and thats what makes the show so good!! Go STEVEN, J-LO, AND RANDY!!! WHOOP THERE IT IS.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  252. toys in the attick

    I gave up watching last season but Tyler makes the whole show and is the only reason I watch

    February 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Joe

    I think Steve Tyler is great for Idol...
    He and J-Lo understand what these contestants are going through because they've been on their side of the audition process. They RELATE to the contestants! I applaud Idol for finding two great replacements. They are a breath of fresh air!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  254. debbiedjs2

    I had tears rolling just listening to the staff crack up behind the scenes. Its about time we had some humor again on Idol.
    The talent is great this year, JLO is beautiful, even Randy is being more funny, Steve you rock. Keep it up.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  255. mike

    hey, he's been a 'stage presence' since the early 70's when the band played venues like the 'Seventh House'....he isn't about to change now. if there wasn't controversy who the duck would watch the show?

    February 4, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Give me a break

    He's a rocker and the show it taped. It's not a surprise he said what he did and they could have cut it but didn't... Enough, they all got caught.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  257. branic

    Best judges so far. Tyler is real. The relationship between the three judges looks genuine.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Nathan

    OK so wht he said the F word, your telling me Simon was never meen to any contestants? He has a funny last name so what. My last name is the same (but spelled diffrent) as a paricite "Leach" get over it people. he looked like a big boy. Steven Tyler is alot better judge than some stupid euro trash simon cow oops spelled that wrong.. if I tried out I would rather take critisisum from the judges now than what they had before.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Sara

    this is just like that stupid crap with Ricky Gervaise and the Golden Globes. Seriously? You hire Steven Tyler then freak out that he gets a bit mouthy? You get what you pay for, folks.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  260. TyKennz

    my four year old brother has said worse things.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  261. PK

    Steven Tyler and JLo make this season interesting.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Jorja Ghera

    What isi the big freaking deal? Is it not 2011? Lighten up people ... it's a show and an entertaining one at that. Steven gives it the reality it so desperately needed - nothing against Simon. The chemistry between he & Jennifer is another shot in the arm for what was becoming another boring reality show ...

    I love it ... Steven, keep up the "colorful" words ... it's true life at its best.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • debbiedjs2

      I agree with you, I have never read so many , negative statements, on something that is suppose to be for entertainment. If they dont like it turn it. Good Lord people what has this country come too when you have nothing to do but attack people for no reason other then entertainment. Kudos Jorja glad you spoke up and all the rest who have a real sense of humor.

      February 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Bored with Idol

    You forgot to ask the REALLY important question.

    Is this show actually still on the air?

    I can't believe people waste hour after hour on the nonsense the network vomits onto the airwaves every week.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  264. tracy

    Love, Love, Love the new judges. I stopped watching idol last year because it became boring. This brings new life to the show, haven't missed a single episode. A very fun season!!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Cheryl

    Steven Tyler is the only reason I'm still watching the show at all!!!! It's entertainment people. Get a grip!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Ed

    Yawn. WGAS

    February 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Keith

    It is Steven Tyler. what did everyone think he was going to do lead us all in prayer. Leave him alone.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Gail Snail

    How childish of Steven Tyler to play rhyming games with a contestants name. I no longer watch AI as I miss Paula & Simon. The show wasn't broken. Why mess with it by adding Tyler & Lopez?

    How on God's Green Earth did Jennifer Lopez become a music expert?

    February 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nikki

      How did JLo become a music expert? Really, you have to ask? I love the judges. These judges make it worthy of watching. Before I couldn't stand it-I'm a musician & play many different instruments, read & write music etc etc so finally the show has judges that know what the heck is going on. AI is much better now than ever. These judges say more than just "pitchy" or I liked it or didn't like it.

      February 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Debbie

    Lighten up!!!! I totally agree-the new judges are the best! The show has been so much more fun to watch this year. Steven Tyler is the most amazing person-and truly real –
    Don't watch it if you don't like it-it's just that simple!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Karen

    I am loving this season. Keep it up!!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Andi

    I absolutely Love, love, love Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson as the three judges! They are simply awesome and just the right balance. Considering the contestants that come through each audition, I would be a little loopy too after a while. Steven ROCKS!....Leave him alone. Jennifer is very sweet. Randy keeps it real.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Doc

    Say what you will about Steven Tyler, his genuine gesture of kindness and affection for the young lady in the wheelchair was as sweet and gracious as any moment ever on AI. Kudos to him for showing the goodness of his heart. As for his reactions to hot looking female contestants...hey, he's a rocker. That's what they do. He hasn't said or done anything to threaten, harm, or endanger any of these young ladies. And if they can't take a little leering, they are trying to get into the wrong business. To Steven Tyler I say, "Keep on rockin' and keep on being you." AI would be DOA without him.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Corporate Garbage

    This show is a joke and the winners they push out every year suck. I guess the sheep that watch it will eat whatever u lay out in front of them.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Steve

    Why people condone making fun of others from stars and label it "funny" is immature and shows just how much our society cares about how others are treated. It's funny to tell someone their name rhymes with ****? That's what's considered funny? Please. Steven Tyler should not make fun of people's names, he should be bigger then that.
    No one makes fun of him saying he looks like a girl? Oops i just did.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Susanne

    Steven Tyle saved this show...Keep rockin Steven and Don't Change A Thing!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Ron

    Gee, folks...get over it. No one is making you watch Idol. If you don't like it or if you don't like the judges, then for Heaven's sake, turn to something else. Steven is what he is...while he may come across as crass sometimes, he's very sincere in his assessments which I believe has been lacking for a while now. I just hope that the producers of this show pay attention to how many people like Steven and let it continue...he's great. Turn to something else if you don't like it...

    February 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Mare

    Keep on rockin, Steven! You are doing a great job.

    To the rest of the world...take a chill pill.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  278. IKE

    Seriously?? HE'S A ROCK STAR and has been for MOST OF HIS LIFE!!! It comes with the package. It's who he is. He's not pretending to be anyone. He's not putting on a show. At times, he's just hanging out and there just happens to be a camera going. Here's something to consider: even with his "blue" language, he's 100 times more positive than Simon. I haven't seen any personal attacks against contestants yet either.
    Leave Steven alone, he's good for the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  279. KC

    Seriously, this has been the best season ever with Steven Tyler!!!!! If people can't take a joke then they need to stay in their "bubble" world. Loosen up people or don't watch it!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Apostate

    WHY was there an "apology" at all?

    February 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  281. DM

    Is he wearing Seinfeld's Pirate shirt?

    February 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Biggie

    Haven't watched it – won't watch it, but from the promos Steven looks more like Phyllis Diller every day. Combined with the 2 wide-ends next to him – what a dude of a show.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Timothy A Gigliotti

    I new it was a great show, as soon as my wife said she hated it! All TV was ever supposed to be,was entertainment!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  284. deb

    Ratings ploy...crap show.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  285. wish i was a rock start

    Tyler should stick to singing in one of the world's best rock bands instead of wasting his time on this stupid TV drivel.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Keyser Soze

    It is a shame that there were no immediate blogs, tweets, and comments when Steven Tyler warmly embraced the young lady inthe wheelchair; hugged her neck, kissed her cheek, and showered her with warmth and love.

    Way to be real! The Muck comment... that is what editing is for. It is a good thing "Two and a Half Men" and CBS don't show everything Charlie Sheen says or does. It would have to be rated TV-MA.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  287. JS

    I think whats funny is Randy trying to be Simon....lame. Steven Tyler is great....keep up the good work. And anyone who dislikes Steven...is commenting without watching th show.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • JS

      oh and btw...Im through watching Idol now...that the crappy and funny audtions are over. The people who couldnt carry a tune but thought they were great are the best part of the show. I'm done

      February 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Ken

    Randy is a great judge....Steven Tyler needs to go before you loose all your fans.
    Bring back Simon. His language was good.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Sheri

    Leave Steven Tyler be. He is the main reason I tune in I love not knowing what may come out of his mouth. I didn't really know him before this show but he adds a lot to it DON'T change him. If people don't like it they can change the channel. STAY TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE STEVEN TYLER!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  290. MusikMaker

    One of the only reasons I keep continuing to tune in is because of the addition of Steven Tyler and JLo. Steven Tyler brings a humor that this show needs and did anyone really think that he was going to "behave". He is a rock legend both with his music talent and his "extracurricular" talents as well. He is who he is and none of his fans would expect anything less from him. Plus who knew he was so funny!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Ebony

    Without Steven Tyler, this show would be so boring. He's by far my favorite judge! The leering at younger female contestants though...

    February 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  292. MM

    Good for you Nigel, as a Brit myself and a writer living in North America, I am astounded at what a great many people take offence to on this continent. It seems that they look for stuff to moan about. There is indeed a huge lack of humour. If it doesn't include someone like Will Ferrell taking his clothes off in one of his stupid movies (why, WHY does he have to do that?) then it is considered unfunny. Get sophisticated people, and see this panel of judges for what they are – a refreshing breath of air, that surprisingly has worked against all odds. Simon who? No offence Mr Cowell, I got your humour too, but this is a great change and I am only watching now, because of Steven Tyler's refreshing and candid approach to it. You people always want to make a mountain of a molehill, and no ... I don't mean that literally ... like you the apology was going to be. You are ridiculously uneducated about the way of the world.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Mary Kay

    I like the show with a an edge...those who don't like it are not living in reality....Tyler is a genius and is saving the show from terminal dullness.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Linda

    PEOPLE! HE'S STEVEN TYLER! WHAT DID YOU EXPECT, NURSERY RHYMES????????? Tyler rocks and he is what he is, a rock star. Trust that he own't have any epiphany on Idol, a show badly in need of resucitation. Besides, he's putting up with that Jlow twit now isn't he? I say tune out if you are offended. Rock on Steven.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Mona Brown

    I love Steven Tyler. He is awesome. People need to relax and enjoy, they also should not go on the show if they can't sing. A lot of the people on that show should be ashamed of themselves for going on there.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Abbas

    Is this a re-run? I thought they cancelled this dumb show.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  297. George

    The idea that so many American are so greatly entertained by this type of crass and puerile behavior speaks volumes on the state of American culture.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  298. NateD2002

    When will this crap fest of a show end already??? Steven Tyler may as well jump back on the heroin and OD because he has pretty much single handedly turn Aerosmith into a mainstream ballad driven joke since "get a grip". AI has not produced one SINGLE STAR. Yeah they have their winners but who is still around and recording anything other than pop drivel??????? NO ONE because AI is just another mindless reality show. When will people stop watching this crap and go out and support actual bands with actual talent. Probably no one because your all too lazy and ignorant when it comes to music.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Perez Sheraton

    The only thing I find funny is that nobody has called out Steven Tyler for being a woman in drag all these years.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Tyler is a Ham

    Hopefully Tyler will crawl off in a corner someplace and die.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Guitar Dude

    What do you expect for a guy that hangs around with a poodle, and his own band mates hate him!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  302. chris

    New judges are a breath of fresh air imho. Tyler can get a little skeevy but he what he is, let him be it.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  303. hux

    Me thinks everyone should settle down and do like the birds and FLOCK OFF f!!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Cee Lo

    F... You

    February 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  305. jimbob

    The show has jumped the shark. Watched for 30 minutes and have no need or desire to watch again this season

    February 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  306. sue

    I'm lovin Steven Tyler! He's da bomb!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Dan

    Why does Steven tyler look like a well-groomed chimpanzee?

    February 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Chuck (rhymes with Duck)

    Steven Tyler is why I watch the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Zach


    February 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  310. JC

    I have only watched bits and pieces of the show, and probably won't much more. The only judge I like is Lopez. The other two I find fake and boring. Tyler isn't even funny – he comes off as fake and obnoxious to me.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Jetty

    I love Steven Tyler, he cracks me up! I think the vibe among the three judges is awesome. I watch just to see what Steven Tyler will have to say and his facial expressions.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  312. ZoeZoe

    oh my is that so ugly. is it human? I hope its sterile.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Jon

    Tyler makes the show. He is hilarious.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  314. gs

    I love the changes in this show...Steven Tyler is great...JLo is a breath of fresh air...I don't mind the banter at all...Lithgoe is right..lighten up...sometimes American's can be such tight A***s's....it's just hypocritical. However, the "talent" they are putting through??? ummm...I cannot see that yet...everyone seems a bit shaky....and tone deaf...I have not seen one contestant I care to ever see again...nothing shakin there at all....

    February 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Cat

    Last night every judge had the AI symbol over their face at one time or another. I didn't plan to like Steven Tyler. I have never been a big fan of his type of music. And he is a long way from attractive in my eyes. But so help me, I like him in spite of myself. He honestly makes me LOL, which is rare on TV these days. I love to that they have limited the number of "bad" singer auditions and made slightly easier comments. Simon was just rude.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  316. MNfatslady

    I'm a 65 year old Midwestern, supposedly 'conservative". The show is a comedy and Steven is funny. There is a reason TV's have a remote control. Use it to switch channels or turn it off! Or are you too dumb to be able to entertain yourself?

    February 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Jeff

    Oh, please! Much to do about NOTHING! It's Steven Tyler, people.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Willa

    I I think Steve Tyler has a unique personality that is very entertaining and he is definitely an asset. Unlike Ricky Gervaise, he does not come across as offensive and does not silence an audience with shock value. Quite the contrary, Steve Tyler has breathed new life into American Idol. As long as the colorful words (both he and J-LO are guilty) can be 'blued' over and ithe humor does not hummiliate a contestant, then he should be OK. He and Randy can admire female contestants as much as they want so long as there are no lewd looks, gestures or comments. I think they are both smart enough to pull that off ..... and so the show will go on with or without any apologies.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  319. melanie sirizzotti



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  320. Jonathan

    Just like all of the judges careers have, the show should retire. I haven't watched this show since the obvious fake voting when Adam Lambert didn't win. I've tuned out, as many others I know have as well, but that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable for some people, I just think they could fill that time slot with a better show.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Helen

    I absolutely love the show and the judges. I wasn't much of a J Lo fan before the show but I loved her when she was a mentor and I love her even more now. And as for Steven Tyler, Yes he can be a bit much but he is hilarious. It is all in the name of fun! Keep up the good work. LOVE IT!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  322. Bannie

    No one can say or do anything anymore without someone else demanding a public apology. Say the sky is blue; the pink sky committee will demand a public apology. Beware that it is VERY sincere, or you will be badgered to apologize again until the committee ‘believes” you are sincere enough. Grow-up people and get over yourselves.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  323. Ron

    Leave Steven alone. He's the best thing to happen to Idol since the show started. If he will accept an offer to come back next season, I believe the show will ultimately become bigger than it ever was previously. Go for it Steven..you da best

    February 4, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  324. mike

    Lighten up people.. This is the best season Yet. very funny

    February 4, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  325. Anonymous

    If you didn't like what happened then don't watch it, simply as that!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  326. Frank (leelee's friend)

    This is ridiculous...this country has been hi-jacked by the religious right. Apologize for a bleeped-out remark?? REALLY?? We are so obsessed with political correctness and making sure that we try not to offend ANYONE, it's laughable. Steven's great...get a grip America.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  327. the wino

    You get what you deserve. Tyler is a drug addict, white trash, piece of garbage dirtball, He should OD asap and do the World a favor. Fox is right in their element with him.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Helen

      Your name is wino what do you know? Maybe you should go to rehab!!!!

      February 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Marco555

    they should have known what they were getting into when they hired that Bostonian street hustler.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  329. Sam

    I hate American Idol and long for the day that both it and Glee get cancelled. That said, I don't see the reason for the big fuss over Steven Tyler's comments. I assume that the producers at least had a clue that Tyler was given to using salty language and that he likes the babes, so why the apology? And why are the producers making it rather than Tyler? Anyone who is thin-skinned enough to be bothered by any of it should simply change the channel to something a little more suited for their delicate tastes...like the 700 Club or reruns of Little House on the Prairie.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  330. Phoenix05

    There is a time and place for behaviors such as this one. Unfortunately it happened on the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  331. Joe

    I don't get this whole apology thing. This show records hundreds of hours worth of air time and Idol chose to show this segment for what reason. They couldn't leave this segment on the cuttting room floor. Nobody would have ever known about it unless the kid himself made some sort of fuss when it was taped and they had no choice but to air it. What gives Idol?

    February 4, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  332. g

    Relax people! it's just a Television show! anyone remember when T.V. was just fantasy entertainment?!?!?!?!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  333. Binhex

    Is it offensive? No. Lame and childish? Yes. I just stopped watching after the first episode, not interested sorry.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  334. Liv

    My father is an idiot...ignore him. He's been off his meds since his mellotron stopped working.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  335. Cat

    Never watch the show myself, but if you ask me... If any of the contestants can't handle it on the show, then they won't be able to handle it if they make it to the real world of entertainment!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  336. Cheryl

    I have never watched the contestants trying out until Steven Tyler was one of the judges. He rocks. I enjoy AMerican Idol so much more with these three judges. It is like a breath of fresh air. They give constructive criticism all the while being kind with each of the contestants. I think Steven Tyler is awesome.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  337. Molosar

    Steven is anything but a has been. Last I checked Aerosmith still sells out every show they put on. He's laughing all the way to the bank.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  338. Slmn33

    If you don't like it, don't watch it. I saw nothing offensive about Steven Tyler's "Muck" remark in particular nor nothing in general about his normal commentary. Why is there a need to apologize for everything these days? Being politically correct is way overblown and overdone! These 3 judges, and especially Steven Tyler, bring a breath of fresh air to IDOL. Don't complain - just switch channels!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  339. C in Iowa

    Steven Tyler is the best! I've always watched but now the show has a much needed lighter feel to it. Those three judges make a great judges panel. Randy even seems happier. Steven has a great sense of humor and adds SO much to the show and Jennifer also is great. Keep it up you three – America loves you!!!!!!!! Everyone else who has anything negative to say – "Just lighten up" – it is great entertainment.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  340. Zen

    Anyone who cares even a little bit about anything that goes on on American Idol is soooo caught in the Matrix that it's an absolute shame.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  341. ImAPsychicReader

    Hello???? It's Steven Tyler!!!! Why would you want anything different?? Lighten up...He is GREAT! The only reason I and my friends are watching AI this season is BECAUSE of Steven Tyler...He is awesome...genuine...sincere and funny.
    Go Steven...DON'T CHANGE for the main stream media!!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  342. Shane Masters

    I really can not believe you people are falling for this apology trick. That is exactly what it is. A trick to stir up controversy and ratings.

    1: So what if Steven asked the guy if he knew what rhymed with Muck? There are a lot of words. Steven may have been thinking " Luck ". If someone thought differently and were offended....that is a " Them " problem.....not an Idol problem.

    2: Follow with me here...... This is not LIVE. There was no warning given to Steven about what he said. You are a moron if you think anything else. If anyone would have gotten any warning at all, it would be whoever edited that film and sent it to the broadcast company. If someone starts running off using 4 letter words or flip the bird which they often do on Idol , Idol bleeps it and puts an icon over their mouth or finger to cover it up. They could have easily edited out the 3 second bit.

    This apology is nothing more than a stunt for ratings. Which is why they now have replacements of the caliber such as Jell-o and Steven Tyler. I am into music and play guitar and piano. I heard of Paula Abdul......I never knew the name Simon Cowell or Randy Jackson until this show....I would venture to say many others did not either. I do know Steven Tyler and Jell-o....as do most other people.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  343. ubenhad

    what is American idol? who is steven tyler? what the duck am i doing on this site? lets get a sense of humor now! lets lighten up a little... there is other serious crap going on in this world. chuck/buck/luck/truck/pluck/muck/ this quacks me up! & Smile- it confuses people.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  344. Howitzer

    That's the way Steven Tyler is. If someone is being true to who they are then I don't have a problem with their behavior. Tyler is just being himself, leave the guy alone, geeze! People need to lighten up.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • john

      tell that to all of the rapists, drug dealers, and pedophiles. what a fking ignorant thing to say. they're just being themselves. maybe instead of watching 'american idol', you should be trying to attain an education??

      February 4, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Howitzer

      Let me rephrase what I said to make it more clear. I do not mind people's behavior as long as they stay true to themselves and WHAT THEY DO IS NOT AGAINST THE LAW. If they do something agianst the law then I have a problem with their behavior. There our argument is settled. I am (this is true) sorry I was not clear, i should have meantioned the law in my first post.

      February 4, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  345. DONNA

    I LOVE the judges this year. Simon was getting to be old news BORING – insulting as can be! The 3 judges now are actually funny and fun to watch. Their antics break up the "watch someone try to sing" thing.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  346. john

    i think anyone that is watching 'american idol' has much bigger problems that worrying about whether an "apology" was real. watch the news. get a life!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  347. Patti

    I will be Steven Tylers duck anytime!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  348. Alski

    Isn't it time to cut the hair. Get yourself a decent shirt not something that looks like it belonged to my Aunt Elanor.
    Your not a pirate.Maybe you were 'edgy" 30+ years ago but now you just look silly. Time to grow up.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  349. Sherrie Owens

    I love Steven Tyler.....He brings a breath of fresh air to the show....Unleash him and let him do what he does...lol

    February 4, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  350. Jenny

    We all know the character of Steven Tyler. He is an amazing person! We also know he is spontaneous and unpredictable. I look forward to hearing what he has to say. The producers of Idol knew what to expect and they need to back down and lighten up. Quit making him apologize for his "so-called" behavior. It's quite ridiculous! As for a family show and all the bleeps and such..I hope you make your children leave the room when you have on the morning/nightly news. I'd rather my children hear "beeps" rather than murder, robbery, or another corrupted politician. Personally, this just sounds like another reason for people to complain.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Howitzer

      I have to agree. If parents don't like the show's content then step up to the plate and take care of your child. It's up to the parent to set the rules of the TV in your home. Every one has diffirent views and tastes. If you don't like what your seeing or hearing then the show is off limits. I think American Idol is much better than "Jersey Shore".

      February 4, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  351. somtum82

    I was worried whether or not I would still enjoy the show without Simon and, to a lesser extent, Paula. When I saw Steven and his outrageous character, I knew I would be watching the rest of the season. Sure, he's a dirty old man, but he's more funny than creepy. If the producers try to tame him, I guarantee that I will lose interest.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  352. Tony

    Umm... he's Steven Tyler. Not mother Theresa. He's acting like Steven Tyler. If it walks like a duck and swims like a duck...

    February 4, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  353. somme1916

    Good gosh, what a miserable dissappointment. Americans have evolved into a herd of overly-sensitive conformist twits.

    Seriously, if you are ever personally offended by ST's comments, you are 1) in the vast minority, 2) irredeemable.
    Rock on Steven. Do what you do!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  354. Vicky

    I thought the joke apology was hilarious! Loving this season. Who knew that what Idol was missing were JLo and Steven Tyler!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  355. Donald

    Who gives a duck about this mindless junk

    February 4, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  356. Dave in NH

    Tyler makes up for all the freaks who come on singing like Frank Sinatra because their mamas like it. (What's with that?!) It seems like a lot of people didn't understand the publicity stunt/joke here and thought the apology was real. That's a much funnier joke.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  357. K

    Wow younger generation – what about raising the bar and keeping the language at bay? When and why did this word become so acceptable? Can't you see that you are lowering the bar to a point where it can't be lowered any further? I do not want that kind of crass language to becom acceptable on American TV. There has to be some boundaries and moral lines that are not to be crossed. I thinnk the Old Rocker Dude would think differently if it was his daughter (Liv) being leered at or talked crassly to.
    Younger genration – STAND FOR SOMETHING or you will fall for anything. It may be too late.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • somtum82

      I don't think American Idol is going to be responsible for the downfall American Youth considering shows like Skins, Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant, etc. As for Steven Tyler not watching men to gawk at his daughter Liv, I really don't think he minds. I mean, Liv was in his music video Crazy for everyone to leer at.

      February 4, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  358. Forteaneye

    Tyler is the best thing to happen to Idol in a long time. I think he is GREAT. Lighten up folks.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  359. Sergeismom03

    I only watched a few seasons in the past and thought this line up of judges would destroy the show but, omg...I LOVE IT THIS SEASON!! People do need to find a sense of humor! Steven makes me laugh and what about Simon...he used to leer at the women too. As for his mouth..they censor so what's the big deal?!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  360. markus

    For a family show, I am getting a bit ticked off at the number of bleeped out words on the show this year. Not a good thing for young kids to be seeing; makes them think that foul language is just a part of everyday speech.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Sergeismom03

      Personally, the only reason we have "bad" words is because we made it that way. I don't understand why we have to bleep anything or make words "bad" to use. Kids grow up to say them anyway and usually in school w/each other behind our backs and because they are told not to use them..they WANT to use them more. It's just crazy any word should be censored. Again, jmo

      February 4, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  361. HH

    This is made up by the Idol show.

    They control what we see, they could have edited it so we did not see anything Tyler did.

    They put it in so they could have the issue come out, which will cause more stir about the show.

    They are hoping for higher ratings because of it. They will get it. They got it previously because of Simon, and needed to replace him with someone else who could bring them in. Sorry, but J-Lo will not bring the higher ratings.

    Everybody knows the show has peaked, but it is still worth watching for the "talented" and the "Non-talented" auditions.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  362. Irene

    I didn`t really know Steve Tyler before, heard odd bits in the news but I love him. He is a total breath of fresh air and says it like it is, but with humour. I think the 3 of them fit in really well. I loved the previous judges but this is lighter more fun and yet still hits the talent spots. These contestants are going to face way bigger hurdles than Steve if they want to get in the business so deal with it – if they don`t then they are not cut out for show business.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  363. leapfrog

    For pete's sake, he's a debauched rocker, not Pat Boone. I'm sure he's toned down considerably. The whole Idol thing is about confrontation and drama. If people are offended by bad language, watch the shopping network. No apology necessary.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  364. bobbie

    Suck, Smuck...those of the words that come to mind when I hear Tyler talk.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  365. Junior

    People are insane! For years they complained about a judge who kept showing contestants he was a dick. Now they are complaining about a judge who wants to show the contestants his dick. Take the show for what its worth and enjoy it. If you don’t like Steve, Randy, and J-Lo then watch something else!

    February 4, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  366. Daffydil

    The 'only' reason I'm watching Idol this year is because of Steven Tyler. We know how he is and we love him for it.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  367. buckeye4ever

    Let me see...was it a joke....do ya think? Rock on Steven....the rest of you "Breathe in..breathe out....MOVE ON

    February 4, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  368. UGA Guy

    I have to admit that I when I first heard that Tyler and J-Lo were going to be judges, I thought that it would be a joke. I've caught myself watching the show with my wife and it's great! It almost feels like a new show to me. Tyler is a trip. Now if the whole world acted like that it would be a mess but he's perfect for that role. The apology was simply a public relations move by idol. They are loving it! P.S. Is it me or does J-Lo keep getting hotter with age?

    February 4, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  369. Marla

    Steven Tyler is making the show this year.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  370. Rochelle

    I have to agree. People need to pull the sticks out & learn to laugh at something when it's funny.

    February 4, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  371. hshs

    American Idol, more opium for the TV idiotized masses of the crumbling empire.. keep on watching fools, while Amerikka crumbles to the ground

    February 4, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  372. Alexa

    Why is Captain Jack Sparrow on American Idol?

    February 4, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  373. Rick A

    I wish i had the money he spent on viagra. Being unemployed wouldnt be so bad then

    February 4, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  374. jane

    Love the new judges.. come on people, you haven't seen a bleep out before? Better than much of the other stuff that gets by in other shows...

    February 4, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  375. Margaret

    I love Steven.....don't change him...PLEASE! Not only is he entertaining, he is yummy to look at and funny to boot. LEAVE HIM ALONE.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  376. PTM

    Steven do yourself a favor man, GET OFF this STUPID show. You're way above all this bubblegum bs of a program. Get back to rocking on Aerosmiths next album.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  377. w

    Tyler's a washed up, wrinkly old pervert who looks like the bottom of my shoe after I've stepped in horse manure.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  378. JoeP

    The show would suck without Steven! I love the comments he makes to the people who are clearly missing the part of their brain which should tell them THEY CAN'T SING!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
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  380. Richard

    Lets face it American Idol is no longer about how good a singer is. Its about how a group of people can banned together and keep a bad singer on as long as they can. Being able to flood the show with as many calls as one person can makes make no sense. Should be one vote per phone number or text address. Then maybe it could get back to what it was ment to be. A show about the singer not the fans or how funny or NOT funny the judges are or think they are.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  381. mjbaren

    Stven Tyler is the ONLY reason we are watching the show now. He is funny, kind and a great addition to the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  382. Yawn

    Steven Tyler looks like an old woman. I don't watch any more.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  383. Richard

    Lets face it American Idol is no longer about how good a singer is. Its about how a group of people can banned together and keeop a bad singer on as long as they can. Being able to flood the show with as many calls as one person can makes make no sense. Should be one vote per phone number or text address. Then maybe it could get back to what it was ment to be. A show about the singer not the fans or how funny or NOT funny the judges are or think they are.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  384. clark1b

    Steve seems to be genuinely nice and kind hearted .... but that being said bad behavior is still something we don't need and certainly doesn't need to be televised.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  385. rotboy

    It's not DUCK it's (BLEEP) F-U_C-K! Got It ?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  386. deb

    IDOL ROCKS AGAIN!!! Hooray for Tyler, JLO and Randy- I thought I was done watching Idol this year, and I am pleasantly surprised.love love love it again. THEY ARE WAY BETTER THAN THE OLD JUDGES!!! a lot of fun. Randy blends in well with the new judges.. All you Haters, don't watch it, if you don't like it. Tyler & JLO DREAM ON!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  387. mRsSkOg

    Are you KIDDING? Idol has NEVER been this good! Steven's "blue" language and leering is exactly what this show needed to be real. Keep it up Steven-you are what is finally making this show great!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  388. James

    This particular TV program should not have anyone who acts like this guy does and no place place for that kind of language. There was no appology as far as I am concerned. When you get rid of him I'll be back but not until then.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • molosar

      James if you don't like it there are several other shows on in that slot. You can watch your Little House on the Prairie reruns or Bonanza reruns instead of Idol. Get a life.

      February 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Richard

    Lets face it American Idol is no longer about how good a singer is. Its about how a group of people can banned together and keeop a bad singer on as long as they can. Being able to flood the show with as many calls as one person can makes make no sense. Should be one vote per phone number or text adress. Then maybe it could get back to what it was ment to be. A show about the singer not the fans or how funny or NOT funny the judges are or think they are.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  390. markiejoe

    Steven Tyler already was an embarrassment to plastic surgeons everywhere.

    And now to judges everywhere.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  391. jeannie martin

    Steven Tyler makes the show. Without him there would be no American Idol. I have never been this entertained before. If you don't lke what he says edit it out and quit showing it, otherwise leave him alone. He is who he is, deal with it or don't watch!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  392. Name Rene

    Love the new Idol judges! I don't know what the ratings are, but I certainly am watching consistently this season. The prior crew were getting a bit stale . . . .

    February 4, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  393. Can't be bothered

    What is this American Idol thing? Why would I waste my time?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  394. BOSOX652

    Lighten up on Steve the man is hilarious I never watched this show before but now that Mr. Tyler is on my girlfriend and I can't miss it...they should replace J-Lo with Madonna...imagine that duo! The ratings would go through the roof...more Steve less J-lo...

    February 4, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  395. Brenda

    This is the best season ever! And the best judges ever! If people don't like it change the channel.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  396. 1plus1

    Who gives a duck!?!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  397. john

    Steven Tyler is making the show. I wouldn't be watching it if they didn't get someone of his caliber. The guy is nuts and I love him!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  398. brad

    Steven's no angel and has been a poor role model himself on occasion, but the joke was a joke and you hear worse on the evening news. On the other hand, I want Steven to beat the crap out of Charlie Sheen one more time on 2 1/2 men for Charlie blowing a dream career and, at one time, a great show. Charlie, people are getting tired of your stupidity and you may be rich, but your gonna be out of work pretty soon.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  399. Essa Ache

    Wow. Why are people such haters! You really need to chill out! If you wanna watch something serious then go watch a Lifetime movie and eat you wieght in cookie dough. You all need to unclench, pull the stick out of your asses, and enjoy a little comedie television. I know that if I went into that audition room I would be so scared and what Steven says would totally calm me down enough to give my best performance. Seriously, you've all heard the "f" word before. Your not going to shrivel up and explode if you hear it *bleeped* on TV. Most of the rejects swear worse than that! This is really no big deal, you just see that American Idol logo flach over a mouth a little more. That's all.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  400. Doppleganger

    I say "Screw everyone that gets offended over little, petty, bull crap." I wish our society would grow some thicker skin. I happen to like the way Steven gaucks, jokes and has fun with what would be a very trying and boring job. Hell, hire me to be a judge and see what happens. I wouldn't last one show. So rock on Steve and keep the rest of us amused.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  401. syed

    Hi Guys, great show we all love cant miss a bit of it,only request is to avoid bad language on air as all kids are watching along with families,its embarrising some time.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  402. Tracy Peters

    Steven Tyler has been far more entertaining than Simon Cowell or Paula Abdul ever were. Lighten up, take a pill...Steven was signed to AI for his outlandish style & behaviors...I love it! Rock on!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  403. Geoff

    THis season is hilarous. If you want to go to Hollywood all you have to do is CRY. You can suck like that 13 or 14 year old from Tuesday night did and just CRY and you will get a ticket to go to Hollywood. Man they have taken something that had little credibility and made it lose more credibility. Watch the show. When you see a little girl cry you should bet anyone you can that they will get a ticket to go on. This show was a joke before but it has become a bigger one now. PS the Apology was put in there because their ratings are dropping faster than Steven Tyler on Jonathan Knight.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  404. The Hell

    What's funny is that people are taking American Idol seriously at all. If you are watching something and don't like it, then why are you still watching it? Turn off the TV and go to bed. Read a book. Build a fire. Play checkers. Read the newspaper and learn what's REALLY offensive. Seriously.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  405. Claire

    Steven Tyler is the best thing about Idol this year. He knows what he's talking about and his sense of humor is great! Simon was OK but Tyler makes me laugh. Good move for Idol.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  406. daveeg

    1. What did they think they were getting themselves into with Tyler. He's not going to act like Mr. Rogers, people! He's the man, he says what he wants when he wants! 2. Ironically Steven Tyler looks like a duck in the above picture. and 3. dear admin of this site, put the comments box before all the comments!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  407. Wes

    I think it's pretty sad when a TV show has to "manufacture" incidents to keep viewers....this show is so incredibly fake but people continue to flock to it. Says alot about our country. Frankly I didn't even realize this show was still on the aire. Do any of you honestly believe that a TV show with hundreds of millions of dollars invested in would allow the results to be determined by the whim of the American public?? Really???

    February 4, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  408. GT66

    Does anyone else think that if Tyler cut his hair that he'd look just like Joe Leiberman?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  409. Robert W.

    I don't find it funny. I don't find it interesting. I don't find it worth more than a second of my time. These guys are just boosting ratings and trying to excite interest in a show that should have been ran every two or three years similar to the Olympics. I'll still watch occasionally but not because of antics. It works on a lot of the audience though. It is entertainment after all.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  410. Steve

    American Idol is a joke this year. You got young people (Come on. 15 year old kids now on the show.) who still have a lot of growing up to do. You got a former drug addict, Steven Tyler, (who has done every kind of drug you can think of including sniffing paint chips) and a Diva, Jennifer Lopez, (who demanded more money than any other judge who has ever been on the show) who are suppose to be role models for our young people. I blame the show producers for the crap we got to watch on television now. It's what you call a ratings war. Also with all the blatant advertising we are force to watch (the stupid musical car ads) the bottom line is the show producers want to see how high the ratings will go and how much money they can make.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  411. O'D

    who cares...

    February 4, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  412. jAyDee-T

    Tyler is not an appropriate Idol judge – never was – never will be! He's a 60's-70's rock-and-roller, nothing more, nothing less. And, he's not funny, at all. Actually, he's annoying, particularly whenever he opens his mouth. He acts as if his role on the show is somehow beneath his stature as a has-been recording millionaire from teh past! Idol can do MUCH BTTER than this.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  413. RUKidding

    Ya'll just don't get it. The show's a joke. The judges are a joke. The premise is a joke. Half a million folks, over the years, thought they had talent... that's a joke.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  414. KGB101.5

    I must admit the show is getting a bit over rated. It isn't was it used to be with the original judges. You also have the freedom to just turn off the TV and do a little DUCK HUNTING. Peace brother.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  415. anon

    everything he does is pretty funny! I liked aero smith in high school and now i know why

    February 4, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  416. CC

    Althought skeptical in the beginning I feel Tyler is huge breath and fresh air and has maybe in fact enhanced his brand rather than sink it, as many from the rock world had predicted.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  417. Edward mckinsey

    maybe this is why our family wil not watch the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  418. nathan mccreery

    When I saw the "apology" I wasn't sure whether it was a joke or not. Some jokes are more well crafted than others. That said, everybody in this country goes around looking for someone to offend them. My guess is that a lot of the reactions of the panel are set up and done when the contestants aren't even in the room, and that the contestant in this case knew the joke about his name was coming. When networks spend money like this on a show, even a reality show, nothing, or very little happens by accident. Was it offensive? a little, are my shorts in a knot? Not even a little.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  419. Mr. Davidson

    What do you expect from a loose monkey ,its as if the guy had never heard his name rhymed before gee, thats really creative,go back to the 5 th grade.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  420. Fancy

    Who cares what Steven Tyler says. He can say whatever his gorgeous self wants to. I love him! I thought Idol was going to be boring this year. LOL, Tyler is hot and outrageous and JLo is beautiful. Both of them know what they are talking about. Get off Steven – he is mine!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  421. CM

    Who cares? The show sux anyway.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  422. LXZ

    Hey, I stopped watching "Idol" until Tyler came aboard. Its actually interesting again...He's a cool cat.. Llst episode of Idol he hugged and kissed a young quadriplegic woman who had been in a car accident...He's earned is iconic rock "stripes".

    February 4, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  423. Idol hater

    Replace Tyler with Mr Hanky.


    February 4, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  424. Ernie

    Oh once again we might offend someone......how bout we quite trying not to offend people and just let them be who they are? If u don't like it switch the freaken channel or turn off the TV!!!!!!!!!!He is the man.......

    February 4, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  425. Oldsters

    i thought the show was going downhill too and wasn't to sure how the judje chnages would do – butt (intended) – i think they're great. terrific rapport between judes – they're tough enough (out of the gate – they'll get better with experience), they're funny, they're caring, and they're credible as music authorities and they seem to really care about the contestants and they show. we'll keep watching.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  426. G-A

    I am a longtime American Idol fan and I have been lucky enough to meet Steven Tyler, completely separately, a number of years ago. He was friendly and respectful to me in person. But I was very dubious about whether the show would be any good without Simon– I have got to say, I have been delighted so far this season. I love the new judges and I think the rapport they have with each other and the contestants is great. I didn't even know anyone was offended by Steven's behavior until I saw that message– I think he's much more pleasant than SImon was!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  427. MFSB123

    @ Chip...I agree. That woman pictured above sure does look like a man. Lol

    February 4, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  428. Jeff

    Steven, bro, grow up dude really.... even you need to act like an adult sometimes. This is not the Steven Tyler Show.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  429. james grochmal

    We would not expect anything less from Mr. Tyler. The rocker bad boy did good I hope for more outragous behavior from him or I will not watch the show. I want to see real outragous behavior like going onstage and kissing a girl on the mouth, Now that would be cool. I would do the same myself in his shoes.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  430. BC

    Tyler is more famous for his abnormal mouth full of teeth than his talent. Show should be called American Idiot anyway for those who watch, enter and judge. Panel is 2 has beens and a bro who is fillin the quota,ya know what I'm sayin?? Yo YoYo Randy is a dumb Mo Fo. How would you react if Tyler came on or talked to your kid in public like that?? Flattered??

    February 4, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      and I'm sure you're just a beauty with perfect teeth. You are jealous because you don't have their money. Admit it. Loser!

      February 4, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  431. Jason

    I am loving the new judges panel. Steven Tyler is why I'm tuning in to the show again. It was getting stale but Steven Tyler has made it fresh again. Thank you American Idol producers for not kowtowing to the vocal minority who are way too uppity and don't know what fun and entertainment is. Keep it up the good work.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  432. Rotboy

    Ok, Thought over everyone's (almost everyone's- literaly thousands) of comments. Idol is like any other halfway decent TV series out their and on wright know.
    1. It's better then watching all the Crap that's going on around the world these days (Cairo, Afghan, Iraq and to mention IRAN) That's HATE in the world but people seem to want to watch. WHY!
    2. The Economy! ENOUGH SAID!,
    3. Obama! Won't even GO THEIR!,
    4. The Osbournes (and we couldn't get ENOUGH of IT!) Go Figure "F_ck,Fu_k and MORE F_U_C_K from the Oz Man. Wright On Brother You are definitley the PRINCE of DARKNESS...
    5. The Soprano's "WoW" Mobs, Mutulation, Murder, Gangsters," And we ALL watched every Sunday And it's REAL Life Sh1t going on!
    6. Deadwood I'll give that series a 10 Couldn't get enough of it, but a reminder of the True West. and again "F_ck,Fu_k and MORE F_U_C_K" and we ALL Watched..Including our Kid's
    ************** So TO SUM it all up! ******************
    If you dont Like the Show's Airing on Television these Day's WELL! if your like most Americans with CABLE TV you got 250+ more Channels to Choose from.. Wright?
    *************** AND ***************
    If that doesn't make you HAPPY theirs always the OFF Switch! and I guess Having the In-Laws over for Bridge is Better!
    @#$%^&*)(*&^%$# BUT THIS IS JUST 1 PERSONS OPION! ! @#$%^&*()(*&^%$#

    February 4, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  433. Leboite

    I agree with Nigel... "Lighten up!" Everyone has heard the 'f' word. AI is a TV show for "Entertainment" you don't have to watch or let your kids watch it. Steven Tyler is great. He's the best thing that's happened to AI except for Paula and Kara leaving.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  434. movie

    People...this is all planted hype

    February 4, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  435. Zorro Barbarian

    Tyler's brain has been victemized by so many drugs over the years that normal behavior and observances of social norms is impossible.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  436. Barbarra

    get a grip people... sometimes ya just got let Tyler be Tyler.... ya either love him or hate him.. he has done nothing wrong and is no worse then Simon was when Simon would pass on a dude just because she had boobs..,, at least Steven has the common sense to toss out a bad act no matter how good they look....... you just keep doing what you are doing.. I just wish they would stop the "bleeping" we all know what you are all saying .. welcome to REALITY ...

    February 4, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  437. l

    People..... the bad word was bleeped, so your virgin ears didnt hear a thing. It's TV, its entertainment & it was off the wall & funny to most. If this is offensive & Madonna kissing other girls isnt, come on get a life or go %#$&@) a Duck.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  438. Mat

    This show is over rated..

    February 4, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  439. FAN

    I totally agree with CSROSE.. Come on people. Steven Tyler is a kick butt rocker and calls it how he sees it. How is that any different that Simon's antics in previous shows. Besides, if you are going on the show and can't sing, it is expected that you are going to get a tongue lashing from the judges. That is in part what makes up the show. To quote above, if you don't like it, don't watch. Think about this, the ratings take a hit, the execs bring on a known rocker bad boy to the show who they know will stir the pot, which brings the show more attention, probably more viewers, they make more money, a little apology here and there.. That's show biz my friends.. If you don't get that by now, turn off your TV cuz you will never get it. The bottom line is money and ratings.. not much else matters..

    February 4, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  440. locdvegan

    American Idol STILL airs?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  441. flemsy

    C'mon –Tyler is a rocker and a rocker is supposed to be crude and outrageous! I would hope he'd bring a little edge back to a show that's lost some of its steam over the years. I can't really forgive what he did to these two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKHE26NkqU0 . But Jeez, didn't they deserve it?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  442. Courtney

    I think this is so hypocritical of AI. If what Steve said is such a big concern to them, why did AI not once issue an apology for Simon when he was constantly railing and insulting the contestants (btw, I loved Simon and thought he was great) What Steve did was in poor taste, but really, why all the hype? Steve is the reason the show is somewhat entertaining.. The other two judges (YAWN). Please get rid of J-Lo and quick. I'm tired of her self obsession. I'd love to see Paula come back with Steve and Randy as judges. AI would be a freak show!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  443. Eric

    This is news why?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  444. Birdie

    I wasn't sure how J Lo & Steven would do, I mean he obviously knows music and she is an entertainer...but would I totally miss Simon? Surprisingly, not so much. I Love, love, LOVE Steven Tyler and his honesty and I have a new found appreciation of J Lo as she seems to be a very kind woman, who also knows her stuff. Enjoying the show very much and looking forward to the weeks ahead.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  445. Sharon

    I do agree don't put creeps that could turn into stalkers up close to these celebrities. Poor J.Lo looked pretty nervous with that Arkansas idiot that put the rest of us normal Arkansans in a bad light.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  446. carol

    I LOVE STEVEN TYLER!!!! My husband and I both LOVE watching THE NEW JUDGES this year!!! Don't change a thing!! PLEASE....except for those people who don't like it!! Change the channel!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  447. RAL

    I watch IDOL for the 1st time this year because there's nothing else on and found it much more interesting thanwhen I checked it out long ago.
    Simon always seemed to be above it all a snob if you will. Tyler is funny and sincere . I am not in favor of Duck jokes but since it is bleeped the kids are safe. Actually with all the freedom on TV to use words that shock to get our attention like the last 2 hosts these words may grow old and used less.
    Okay! One can only hope. Long as there is a Remote aren't we all free to change to another show??
    I agree I xpected to see a ST much wilder and disgraceful. I was plesantly surprised.
    It is a better show but less leeering at the Jail Bait Steven will mean a longer career on the show, just a friendly suggestion.
    I am the Mom of 3 girls (now Women) none watch the show. We are all football fans and enjoy wide varieties of music I'm sure they know who Aerosmith is. Me No, couldn't name a song by most rock starts.
    Viva La Difference !Don't like Don't watch.............
    Be thankful in this country we can write a lot of crap as above voice /write a comment insulting or otherwise and not pay dearly for it. The world news is pretty serious right now a cuss word won't do much to change that. Mmaybe a little more attention to the news such as that might nbe a better way to spend one's time than worrying about TV shows. One more Idol Show Contestant or Judge is really nothing worth spending time on Watch Don't watch no one cares.
    well all the above do I guess or it is a slow day in their lives.
    I'm just job hunting in this laousy economy and took time to read a little. BYE

    February 4, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  448. Kansas

    Please these are the best judges yet. Steven Tyler makes this show all he is doing is what most people think at home lol. Go Steven

    February 4, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  449. Ralph

    When we watched we felt some of his leerings and comments were borderline creepy but he's a rock star and that is not something new. Once the complaints came in he seemed to back off a bit so who needs an apology? It's a reality show. If you don't like it the off switch is at your fingertips. Really!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  450. Renee

    Are you kidding me!!! I have tried to watch American Idol for years and could never watch the auditions part. Simon was rude and obnoxious, and Paula was sweet but an airhead. The new panel is fantastic. I watch it primarily for Steven Tyler. Just remember how sweet he was to the young lady involved in the car accident in the wheelchair. He rocks!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  451. Sharon

    Steven, J.Lo, together with Randy have made this tired show so fun again. My family watches it together and we laugh and talk about whats going on. These judges have amazing chemistry together and I love that they are showing more realistic comments and personalities of the judges. LOVE IT AGAIN!!!! Steven Tyler and J.Lo are so sweet and sensitive which really surprised me. I LOVE Steven's facial expressions!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  452. Whiterabbit

    Dude looks like a Grand Ma.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  453. Mcat

    I think this is all scripted and a PR move. They need to promote someone as the 'bad boy' like Simon was labeled to maintain the balance they had on previous panels. It's all marketing for ratings...

    February 4, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  454. brendak

    Love me some Mr. Tyler! Love J Lo. Randy is OK. Better judging than last year...or better judges. I find it refreshing this year. We needed the new blood on the panel for sure. The apology was a joke, fully intended to be a joke, and I hope Steven keeps being Steven (and I don't think he'd be anything else), in true rocker fashion. Last night's episode was less entertaining...went downhill just a bit. Get those creeps off there...show us the good stuff, the true talent. It's painful to watch the wannabe stars who obviously have no clue as to how truly awful they are...and it's sad really. They are delusional at best. I don't really appreciate the exploitation of those sad, unfortunate souls. But I look forward to the next episode...and more talent!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  455. Renee

    Never watched Idol until Tyler. Find his personality, comments & leers hysterical. Watch the show only to see him.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  456. Tracy

    I started watching the show again because of Steven Tyler, Keep up the awsomeness of the three judges and you could be back on top again I LOVE IT

    February 4, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  457. Wondering

    No one has mentioned what will happen when the show goes live.....I am looking forward to seeing how well Steven can control his antics (or not control). Either way the show sucked before and is much better now....hilarious

    February 4, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  458. rockstar

    Other rock stars have been on Idol before and conducted themselves with a reasonable amount of class. Obviously Tyler isn't up to that particular challenge. A shame, really.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  459. CSROSE

    Give me a break people!! Where are all the complaints about the "personal messager" commercials that are airing on TV now during prime time. This "messager" is supposed to "blow your hair back" . LOL
    If what Steven Tyler is doing on American Idol is offensive to some then we have some serious issues in this country!
    I love Idol this season....it's about time this country gets real and stops with the rose colored glasses. If you don't like it then don't watch it. Period!!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  460. Brownstain

    Replace AI with "Trailer Park Boys"
    Now thats real reality TV.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  461. Sharon

    Oh, leave Steven Tyler alone. What did you people expect? He did not get to where he is in life by not stepping on a few toes. Besides, I think everything has been blown way out of line. He is a rock star. Rock stars say and do things for attention and rattings. As Howard Stern says "If you don't like it, turn it off." Most people won't because they want to see what they will do or say next. That is why they do what they do.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  462. Opticalpig

    First of all . . . this really has never been totally 'family' entertainment and contestants have had to be bleeped from the first show on. So if that's what you're looking for ... bye bye. Secondly . . . why would you take this thing so seriously that you're actually 'worrying' about who wins or loses. It's a game show in which someone is going to 'win' a recording contract so who cares even if the company who is giving the 'prize' away fixes the finish a bit. SO WHAT!?!
    People going before those judges sounding like crap (whether it's real or not) is hilarious! This is comedy at it's best. When Tyler said to that girl last night "You're going to . . . SIBERIA!" I thought I'd die laughing!!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  463. Double L

    If you are offended by the comments of the new judges or their behaviors, don't watch. There is a LOT worse on other channels than the "bleeps" of AI, and those ARE NEVER bleeped out! You guys either need to acquire a sense of humor or change the channel.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  464. Beth

    This is the best group of judges that American Idol has EVER had! Steven Tyler rocks and makes the show fun...Jennifer Lopez adds the sweet edge and her advise to contestents is genuine and Randy has always been a fair judge. It's so nice not to hear the fighting and bickering between the judges. This group just may make people want to watch this show again and actually so far I've seen a lot of talent unlike last year.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  465. Brownstain

    replce Steven Tyler with Hosni Mubarak.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  466. gAhaP

    Tyler is the joke!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  467. Idle Humor

    Love that PUFFY SHIRT Steven! Glad to know you can rhyme one syllable words. Here's something you can work on – ZIP IT.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  468. Brownstain

    Amerikan idiot

    February 4, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  469. klvplus2

    Um....what did you expect when they hired Steven Tyler......for the love! I am loving the new line up of judges....and Steven Tyler just rocks all the way around.................such a good fresh feel for the show....and FINALLY judges who KNOW what they're doing...have been in the business themselves...can actually SING (unlike any of the others from past)....and they know what producers really want.....Love Steven.... I don't think he could come close to offending people the way Simon did...Simon was just an ASS.....

    February 4, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  470. mattski

    American what?

    February 4, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  471. Now an Idol Fan

    I think that the apology was hilarious. Steven Tyler is awesome! If you don't like the show or the humor then there are like 1500 other channels you can watch. You do have choices.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  472. K

    That is a lovely blouse that he is wearing in the picture...Ann Taylor???

    February 4, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  473. Tom

    No apologies needed. We have become too much of a PC society. People that complained about language should just GROW UP.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  474. SendMoreJunk

    Just another gimmick for ratings ... all orchestrated ...

    February 4, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  475. Moose

    Who REALLY cares about these dou che bags? Get a life folks.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  476. kevin

    Whats with the puffy pirate shirt? Seinfeld, except Steven's is black and its no joke. Arr matey!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  477. GA Jane

    Steven Tyler judging anyone's ability to sing is the biggest joke of all!!! I haven't watched this crap since Kelly Clarkson won!!!!!!! Its 15 minutes are long past!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  478. guest

    Oh brother, give me a break, maybe Simon should apologize too for being a jacka@!#! to people too.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  479. jack

    I'm a 48 year old conservative. The only reason I watch the show is because I live in house full of girls. Be that as it may....even I find Steven Tyler and his antics extremely amusing. On a different note.....I grew up listening to Aerosmith so it's great to see Steven doing something beyond his routine gigs.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  480. The Logger

    American Idol=pablum for amerikan minds turned to manure by Prozac and Vicodin.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  481. New Idol fan

    I had never been a serious watcher of the show until this year, I had watched a few times but never dedicated. My husband and I haven't missed an episode, we love Steven and his antics. He is much better than cranky mean Simon. Jennifer is better than Paula who was stoned all the time. As far as the ones complaining if you don't like it don't watch.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  482. Kat

    I was extremely leery when I heard that Steven Tyler would be one of the judges because I thought he would be simply an erratic and irresponsible drug addict, another loopy, rambling Paula Abdul with nothing constructive or entertaining to say. I was totally wrong! In fact, I have found him extremely funny and entertaining and, really, the saving grace to this season. The moments when he jams with contestants are priceless. Love his music or not (I don't), the man is a legend. I like the levity he adds. I think he is hysterical, and VERY well-behaved considering that he is a rock star.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  483. cbm0423

    American Idol? That show's still on the air? More "Sing Off!", please!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  484. Opticalpig

    I'm a Christian and really don't go for the language thing. But I have to admit . . . I think Tyler has been hilarious. He has actually rode both sides of the fence. I've seen him look a pretty woman up and down (but so did Simon at times) and crack a nasty remark here and there. But I've also seen him be very sensitive and complimentary. He is what he is. I guess if you don't like him ... don't watch! I also have to admit that I'm 52 and an Aerosmith fan. Oh well.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  485. Rachel

    Allow the judges to be themselves! Steve Tyler is, in my opinion, the best judge so far – ever in the history of the show! He is honest, kind, funny, open and gives good advice. Jennifer Lopez is doing very well also. Randy looks to have slid into Simon's old spot. All together though, American Idol is much, much better. I didn't not watch at all last year and barely the year before.... I AMwatching this year!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  486. Maria

    Come on people...it's Steven...a Rocker. I love him and wouldn't expect anything less from him. Don't like it...change the fricken channel.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  487. Fick-D

    I think some viewers are a little upset because they miss watching a Brit insulting countless Americans, and others feel threatened when a real rock star does his thing. The result is they have to complain about something so Steven Tyler is "it" right now. I've only watched a few seasons but so far I think this is the best group of singers yet. And for people like Kate who come on here to insult the show or people who watch the show I have a suggestion, watch the show, you need to smile again.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  488. Stephy

    Who cares what he said. As if non of us say F&%$. Plus American Idol did that on purpose. They could have editied it before it hit the air. They needed the ratings. But I still say who the hell cares.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  489. Enrique

    I have not read the above comments, I will later, but all I can say is: This country is so full of PURITANS, come on lets have fun, I hate when people pretend to be so pure. Are we forgeting that in the advanced world, the U.S. has the highest rate of teeage pregnancy, greater thatn anywhere else in Europe, that means that we are not so pure after all.
    So stop being so critycal and let Steven be, he is cool and he means no harm. Got to love the man.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  490. Phil

    Come on Steven Tyler, is that the best line you can think of.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  491. Travis

    This story is crap. This show wasn't live and this comment could have been edited if there was a problem. Steven Tyler is always going to be obnoxious...that's why the chose him as one of the judges. This is just another publicity stunt.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  492. John A. Hartley

    This show proves the second law of thermodynamics: things will move from a state of order to disorder. Adding Steven Tyler shows that the producers have Hollywood tunnel vision. He is way too grungy for most heartland mom and pop viewers. Drop him before they drop out.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  493. Dave

    He is who he is and they knew what they were getting when they hired him.

    From what I have seen, he has been great, he has not done ONE thing over the top or wrong.

    The only people who actually think so are the over the top, ultra sensitive "PC" crowd.

    Get over it

    February 4, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  494. Bert

    Helllooooo,,,Steven Tyler,,,Aerosmith !!!!!,,,,AI, you knew what you were getting with ST when you hired him,,,so live with it !!!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  495. shawn

    BTW, I also love when people who "dont care" seem to take the time to make comments about something they "dont care" about. Isnt it ironic, dont you think?

    February 4, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  496. :Pablo

    Those tuning in to watch Steven Tyler's antics would probably enjoy going to a mental health facility and watching the inmates. Not only is he goofy but his face is grotesque. It's amazing how a rock start attracts the girls no matter how bad they behave or how bad they look. Something magic about rock.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  497. Cindy

    Anyone who thinks Steven Tyler's behavior and language was funny and acceptable, is in the same realm as "pigs from hell." He is repulsive and makes the show all about him instead of the contestants, which is selfish and arrogant. Turning the channel as you read.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  498. Not a fan

    How very, very common.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  499. JJsMom

    OMG, leave Steven alone, he and Jennifer are doing a GREAT JOB. I was skeptical as to whether they would do a good enough job and guess what THEY ARE. Kudos to Idol for selecting them as judges. Randy is his usual self, which is appreciated. So anybody that found Steven's remark offensive I say you have 2 choices, either watch the show or put your finger on your remote and CLICK it off.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  500. Kelly

    Is that a "puffy shirt" Mr. Tyler is wearing?

    February 4, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  501. Mark

    Who cares?

    February 4, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  502. shawn

    love love love new season. The chemistry between the three judges is far better than any other season on AI.. Thanks Nigel for coming back and getting the train wreck back on track.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  503. Amigwyn

    First, I don't watch American Idol so I honestly have no idea what kind of behaviour they are referring to... secondly... people are seriously shocked at Tyler's behaviour? I don't even have to know what he did to know it is basically who he is. You people are aware of who he is and what he's done over the past 40+ years, right? You do realize he is trying to revitalize his career and keep things "shocking" on American Idol after Cowell, right? You do know the show has WRITERS, CORRECT?!

    So what's all the fuss about??

    February 4, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  504. Kexessa

    Steven Tyler is awesome! He makes the show. I could still do wtihout JLo, but she's not at witchy as I thought she would be. As long as Steven is on the show, I'll watch, when he leaves, that's the end of me and Idol. Go Steven, we love you!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  505. CeeCee

    Maggie is probably an old hag and just jealous because Steven Tyler wouldn't give her a second look! He's hot, he's funny, and he makes the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  506. DWH75

    I had no problem with it and thought the apology was funny – and my kids were right next to me. They haven't missed a show yet and we love it. If you think this is bad for your kids – than what do you let them watch? My kids watch Nick all day and some of those shows have some humor that I think stick in the muds could protest with as much as Idol.

    Lighten up! Everyday your kids hear and say worse at school. If you don't think so, you don't remember what it was like when YOU were in school.

    I grew up on Aerosmith Get a Grip was my first CD. To those that say Tyler is a has been and is "old" are out of hteir mind. This guy is a living legend. I'd go to a concert tomorrow if I could to watch them play...and pay a good penny for it.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  507. KGB

    America Idol is now a joke.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  508. Mark

    I have never watched a whole Idol show before but have found myself watching 3 complete shows this year, simply because I find the 3 amigos hilarious. I agree lighten the duck up people!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  509. Dprang

    I am yet another one who does not normally watch American Idol. However, I am watching it regularly because of Steven Tyler. I saw him in concert with his band this past summer and now I get to see him on tv....what a treat. I love that he is natural, after all, why else would he be on this show if not that he is own person.

    He is an enduring rock star, one of America's best. He knows talent....of that I am certain and he is funny to boot.

    My congrats to American Idol for getting a 'real' judge.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  510. Scott G

    Seriously who gives a crap about American Idol... the last time I watched it I fell asleep after I muted the TV.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  511. HR

    Without Simon, Idol sucks "big time", more and more "idolits" are changing the channel – Tyler is a foul mouthed "has been", Randy never was worth a crap and J-low is lower than ever – prediction – LAST SEASON and not too soon. The real joke is the whole show!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  512. Nashville

    I thought it was hysterical. I love humor like that.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  513. janice

    Steven's spunky humor and lightheardness replaces Simon's meaness and darkness.....which I never found funny anyway.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  514. D in Indy

    What a ridiculous "uproar". This show has been "in the can" for a long time – thoroughly edited. ... about as calculated as it gets.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  515. jmc

    So from the hours and hours of tape and editing they decided to air this particular event??? Why should he apologize and not the network?

    February 4, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  516. matt

    who cares? its all edited anyway, they could have edited his behavior out, but they didnt. this is just giving American Idol more ratings at the cost of making us think they did something wrong.
    who cares?...

    February 4, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  517. albruno

    since this is not live
    since this can be controlled - for us to see –by AI and their edits...

    then this is a joke. -
    he is funny so lets draw in th curious who are now watching – i suppose

    February 4, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  518. Julie

    I think the judges are perfect, and I have enjoyed every part of the show so far this year! I actually have a more favorable view of Tyler now. Jarrell is right – there is a spark now, some magic that has been missing for awhile. Keep it up!!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  519. Magace

    I agree, people need to lighten up... They say Tyler has taken a few hits in the media and on message boards because of his behavior such as leering at attractive females...OH PLEASE, this is ridiculous, Simon Cowell did the same thing and nobody had a problem "girl in the bikini" <- Prime example. If you don't like then stop watching. I for one have completely enjoyed this season of American Idol, I think this is the best set of judges.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  520. Lily

    I only tuned in to American Idol this year because of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, after the snooze fest last year. If Idol is going to have someone apologize to the AI viewers they should have had Simon apologize for all his mean spirited comments and acting disconnected and bored last year. Steven is so funny and really looks engaged with the contestants giving them his full attention. Steven and Jennifer appear to be giving their honest reaction instead contriving a comment! Go Steven – no apology needed!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  521. RG

    If the critics don't like it, then they shouldn't watch it. I think the judges compliment each other well.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  522. lacpeb

    I read the boards, and I have been seeing predominately good comments about Tyler. This is a classic case of a writer trying to create a story by stirring up controversy. I have watched every second of AI this year (due to Tyler), and I have not witnessed anything that requires an apology. Apolgies are stupid anyway. Everyone knows that forced apologies are insincere gestures meant only to placate the idiots who demand them.

    February 4, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  523. Cecil Lewis

    This is the NEW AND IMPROVED American Idol! It is not only entertaining, but it is less cruel. LOVE IT!!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  524. phoodphite

    The 'apology' was funny and clever. I find 'So You Think You Can Dance' judges to be more kind and helpful to the contestants, but after this many seasons, any contestant should know what to expect when appearing in 'Idol'. As for the updated panel of judges – well it's refreshing. I followed older Aerosmith songs, but have never know much about Tyler. As a judge here, I find him very entertaining – funny, witty, knowledgeable, quick, as well as being honest and fair with the contestants. As a musician myself, I feel he can easily recognize talent.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  525. Ronnie

    I think its hilarious. this is what happens when you put a bunch of chicks who wear provocative clothing in front of a 62 year old man. Steven Tyler probably did these chicks moms in the 70's and if he didn't do them I'm sure Gene Simmons did, hey thats an idea, next season replace Tyler with Gene Simmons then see what happens, LMAO

    February 4, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  526. Tyler is a Ham

    Steven Tyler should have retired about 25 years ago and done us all a favor. Joe Perry must have the patience of a saint to have been involved with this immmature idiot for so long. Tyler isnt funny, cute, comical, provocative etc. He is just a oleFART parading around as if he were in his 20's. Nothing but a HAM!! UP YOURS TYLER. You never were that great to begin with.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  527. Brownstain

    Relpace Tyler with Judge Wapner.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  528. lisa

    I don't watch the show on a regular basis but Steven Tyler has given me a laugh or 2, it's a joke it's all in fun. I have young kids and I am not offended, really what did anyone expect when you ask Steven Tyler to be a judge? it was the same with up roar over Ricky Gervais and the awards show... you get what you pay for.. lots of fun, lot's of laugh and sure some offensive behaviour but take it all with a grain of salt. I will tune into A.I a little more then norm to to see what Steven Tyler does or say's next.. and I've never been a big fan of either the show or the singer..

    February 4, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  529. Mike

    Who's complaining? The bigoted Mormons?

    February 4, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  530. Brownstain

    I blame jesus.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  531. doug

    The best part was Tyler calling our Randy for staring at J-Lo's a$$. Freaking hilarious. I actually like the show, if only to hear Tyler sing a bit and make off the wall comments. I think half of what Tyler says are jokes anyways. Tremendously dry sarcasm.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  532. Jarrell

    Steven is cool, he's actualy one of the reason I even tune in to watch American Idol. What are we coming to, we have TV shows way worst. I think he actually brings a spark to American Idol, if it was just Randy and Jennifer it wouldn't be worth watching.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  533. MarkinFLA

    I generally do not pay much attention to this show though it is usually on in our house. That said, the parts I've watched this season have been far better than the same old shtick of the past several years. It IS a breath of fresh air by comparison to the last several years.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  534. Shirley Richardson

    the show died when Simon left. but its back again.If you don't like it, then don't watch.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  535. P. Moore

    Yeah you morons all think tyler's hilarious...........until he directs one of his snide comments to YOU – right?

    Well, I'd much rather have aname that rymes with Tyler's DUCK or a DICK, than to be a man and look like a woman!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Who Cares Anyway

      What's wrong, P.Moore...did you get laughed off AI? If you can't sing, then don't try out. No one wants to watch you anyway! BOO HOO!!!

      February 4, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  536. twista99

    Steven was just being himself. What else do people expect? He's a true rock star for cyrin' out loud! I think the show is better because of his personality and humor. If viewers or the producers have such an issue with this, then they should have edited that comment out of the final cut and not scapegoating Mr. Tyler for being himself.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • NashvilleGirl

      It wasn't the producers who had a problem with the comment...it's the "politically correct, bible beaters" who take everything too seriously. They are what's wrong with the kids today. The policy of "everyone wins, there are no losers" and not making kids take responsiblity for their own actions are ruining the US. Give the schools back their power to discipline and maybe we can get rid of the drugs and gangs in the schools!
      Really people, this show is for entertainment. If you don't understand it, then change the channel.
      For DUCKS sake!

      February 4, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  537. Paul

    All these people need to CHILL OUT!! Idol has been loosing its luster over the past couple of years. Having Steven Tyler and J-Lo on there make the show new again and it is AWESOME!! To tell you the truth the one I don't like on there this year is Randy! I don't know if he is trying to take over Simon's role or what, but it isn't working.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  538. Leslie

    I thought it was f'n hilarious! I LOVE Steven Tyler as a judge.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  539. WisdomVSKnowledge

    Bottomline... few are watching right now, so it doesn't really matter. Later, (when the contest is seriously on) Steven should keep his lips closely guarded. He's an incredible guy, talented and I think he'll make the program fun to watch this season. As for my take on his style of music.... Ugh! No gold ticket!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  540. Susan

    Uh, change the channel people! Come on man! Don't people have better things to do? Live a little.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  541. Susan62509

    Steven Tyler has brought entertainment and life back into American Idol along with Jennifer Lopez. I look forward to watching every show. Simon could insult and destroy a contestants confidence in one sentence which could be labeled verbal abuse and we sat back and laughed not considering the mental/emotional devastation inflicted upon the contestant. BUT now people are complaining that Steven Tyler leering at a female and his language gets beeped. Llighten up people. When a female auditions with her dress length at the top of her legs and/or low cut blouses dressed like a tramp, then anyone, male or female is going to do a double take due to lack of taste for the occasion. Did people complain in about bikini girl last year? Did you hide your children's eyes from her? Find a balance people. Steven hasn't insulted any contestant, in fact, he's very kind to them. Great job Steven and Jennifer and especially Randy for loosening up.

    I also enjoy that American Idol is going into the background with certain contestants. Their stories can be seen by a number of charities which in turn could possibly assist them via audience donations. Let's help others, not insult them.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      I totally Agree witha you about Simon. When Simon was on he could be very cruel and may well have scarred some kids for life.

      February 4, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • klvplus2

      Couldn't agree more! Very well stated.

      February 4, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  542. Bill in Houston

    It rhymes with suck, just like the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  543. jmarm

    this is the first time I have stayed with Idol and it is due to the two new judges. Steven is so entertaining and J L is a beauty and thinks things out while being sweet about it.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  544. Alex Collins

    Lots of comments XD

    February 4, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  545. hannah1

    I am certain it was a joke. Steven Tyler has done nothing to apologize for. In fact, the's the only panel member with a pulse. Watching the other two are as entertaining as watching grass grow – especially J-Lo.
    Leave Steven alone.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  546. Kathy

    Guess Tyler is back on the drugs. I know someone who worked for Aerosmith and Tyler is a HUGE *SS!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  547. Norm

    Apparently the show is getting old and tired and this is a pretty lame way of getting people to watch again.
    Anyone still watching this show will fall for it. The rest of us aren't so easily fooled.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  548. Dan

    America needs Jesus Christ.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      Think of the ratings you could get from that talk show.
      Why it might even beat William Shatner....

      February 4, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
    • hannah1

      Seriously? You must be from the South. Just turn off your TV

      February 4, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Opticalpig

      Dan, I have been watching the new judges and have definitely been laughing at some of the stuff said by both contestants and judges. But I do agree with you. This country keeps wandering further and further from it's core values . . . the values it was built on. I don't know how far we think we can 'wander' before we self destruct, but we're getting pretty close. The Savior will return and everyone will know Him when he does. Like it or not.

      February 4, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  549. PJH

    I LOVE the new judges...especially Steven Tyler! Keep up the good work!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  550. Laura

    ANNE, I think you watch Jersey Shore, now theres a show for LOOSERS ! Anne, your panties are in a twist, now take them off and untwist and place back on the body, NOW, Doesn't that feel better ANNE ? LOL Obviously you are SECRETLY watching AI, HOW ELSE or WHY ELSE would you even comment ! AH-HA, you got caught in your OWN LIE ! LMAO !

    February 4, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  551. dolly

    "leering at female contestants". what the truck did you expect from a man who wrote the lines "love in an elevator, livin' it up when i'm goin' down"? needing to lighten up is an understatement.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  552. IdolSux

    People still watch this has-been show? It was interesting when it premiered, but you would think that people realized long ago that people with actual talent never win. And recently, it's been all about rule changes and judge swapping to attempt to draw an audience. Reality TV is evidence that our society is devolving into utter idiocy.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      People are getting tired of trashly language and people. Are almost all of the classly people dead?. If young people are watching with parents (or vice versa)It's not saying musch for what you think and feel for each other. Please get some respect. I don't watch the American Idol. But I do read about what people say. Glad I haven't missed anything or I would be watching again.

      February 4, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  553. Tim

    Hey, it's Steven Tyler, what did you expect? And some of you wanted Howard Stern??? Like THAT would have been BETTER? I personally would have gone with Stern, but I'm a pig.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  554. Kim

    Oh Good Grief!!! The shows auditions were taped months ago people. Steven has nothing to apologize for. The powers that be have already gone through hundreds of hours of tape and edited what they want us to see. It's them that owes apologies if one is waranted. Besides, Steven is Steven. If they only showed the boring parts of him, no one would be interested.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • hannah1

      Kim...thanks for pointing that out. Some folks think this is live, when it was all donbe last fall and on.
      And FWIW, Steven is the only bright spot on that panel!!!!

      February 4, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  555. Bob

    I thought last year's Idol was the worse ever, but that has now been surpassed by this year's farce. Will it even finish the season, Hope not.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • hannah1

      Bob: What a dumb comment. Why are you watching if you don't like it? Tune to something ELSE...Duh!

      February 4, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  556. Carlos

    i think that American Idol is actually starting to come back with steven on there.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  557. Rosanne

    Why would you get Steven Tyler if you didn't want Steven Tyler? Leave him alone and let him be himself. C'mon, he's making this Idol the best Idol for me. Rock on Steven! Love ya!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  558. Susie

    I just love this season so far. American Idol needed new judges and I think Steven and Jennifer fit the bill perfectly. Ratings are up...I think America thinks so too!!! Looking forward to the rest.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  559. Donna

    Surprise? I think not. This show is not live and is edited before airing. The network approved the editing before airing. This is mostly a publicity stunt.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  560. Johnsnottoodistracted

    Keep on rockin it Steve. If they don'y get it what should we do? Turn around and go back to the last sanity turn off. I don't think so brother.Rocking is waaaaaaaaaaay better.And yeah we don't really watch what we say. So what? And it's cool you "lear" at the girls. Jeeeeeeeez. We are animals

    February 4, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  561. CMH

    I don't see what the fuss is about. This is STEVEN TYLER folks NOT the Pope.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  562. Lou Fuentes

    I 2nd the lighten up! Come on! It's Steven Tyler! You knew that when you hired him! What did you expect? Steven is a hoot and we love him!!!!! American Idol is a great show and Steven compliments the judging team!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  563. Barb

    Best season ever! Love the judges!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  564. Mel

    Grow up America! Steven has made this show fun to watch again! Yeah he's a bit over the top at times, but he's also shown us his compassion and genuine interest in these kids abilities. Daytime television soaps are far worse than this and I dont hear any of you whining about that!

    February 4, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  565. Cajun

    what gets me is the people that post on here complaining about the show but they still watch it, hey if you don't like it change the freaking channel you do have a remote or dial on your TV don't you? better yet do you need instruction on how to change it?

    February 4, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  566. steve

    look America and FCC lighten up ok for christ sake we wouldnt wanna offend anyone meanwhile in the uk there is a show where they show a guy shooting up and the swear words arent bleeped out serious what the hell man i thought america was the land of the free i personally like steven tyler and what he has brought to the show grow up america get a mucking life

    February 4, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  567. Gargiulo

    Tyler is GREAT. Best thing to happen to American Idol...next to the exit of Abdul.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  568. John K

    Does anybody watch this show any more? Here is is Friday and it is the first I heard of it.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  569. ScipioRiseing

    The only joke is this show and the poor saps who watch and think this is actually entertainment.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  570. Tampa Dude

    There is no such thing as reality TV. As someone highlighted earlier, the shows producers edit the film shot to produce the show they want. What better way to help drive ratings than create controversy. The curiosity will drive people to watch ths show.

    For those of us who grew up with Aerosmith and know the stories of their highs and lows, it is no surprise that Steven Tyler acts the way he does. He has been a rock start virtually his entire adult life. He has the luxury of not having to take life so seriously, because he has had good luck and good fortune through his life. He is trying to keep it light on the show. And as for the comments about the girls, this is what he has done all of his life. Even Steven said to one of the contestants that she looked like she could be his daughter, pointing out his lifestyle through the years.

    Lighten up people. Relax and have some fun.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  571. mark in nyc

    the apology should be for keeping randy and letting simon slip thru their fingers.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |

    Since Simon left, I don't watch American Idol. I wish Britain's Got Talent was on television on my cable plan....but, I digress to the fact that I was shocked that Steven Tyler leers at attractive girls..... He seems more the type to leer at boys.....not that there's anything wrong with that, as long as they are of legal consent..... Humour and s*xual innuendo can, at times be funny, but for me it's more funny when it's done with class and you don't even realize it's been done until a moment later. Blatant use of it....just really isn't very fun. I think Simon and past judges were more professional. Lopez and Jackson are kewl though. Peace out and all that rawt.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  573. John

    Funny how all these people that hate the show – know every little detail about it – I hate it but I watch it (grow up people). Steven Tyler is a hoot, i just wish they would stop bleeping him out.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  574. Religious sects

    Big Duckin' deal!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  575. nboblitz

    Funny Stuff!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  576. Deb

    I feel I an apology is more in order for that whole get up he's got on in that picture up there.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  577. Jan

    Wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the show with Steven Tyler and J-Lo on it. WOW!!! It is awesome...who knew that he was that funny and J-Lo could be so down to earth. Love that Jackson has actually taken on a bit of the Simon-tude in his critiquing.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  578. Shoyaryt

    Didn't watch it...

    February 4, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  579. Denise

    Love this season so far. Steven is so quick and funny and this combo is so much more enjoyable than the rude slamming of people in previous years. I was hesitant when I first found who was suppose to be a judge, but that have won me over in fine fashion. Thanks Idol, great choices!!!

    Hmmmm. Little bit of edge to the humour or crude and cruel slamming...what could be termed as bullying.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  580. John

    I, too, agree with Nigel... LIGHTEN UP! It's fun, it keeps the show interesting. Life is not sunshine and lollipops! Get over it!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  581. Lucy

    Just when I thought I couldn't love Steven Tyler more than I already do! He's added a an element of warmth (surprising) and an electric presence to the judges panel.

    What American Idol could do without – televising auditions featuring the mentally challenged. Seriously, it's not funny, it's not nice. We expect it from The Family Guy. American Idol should be held to a higher standard. It's unnecessary to add cruelty and uncivilized bullying to the mix. It reflects poorly on Americans in general. And to have judges, who have the world by the balls, poking fun at these pathetic beings is just disturbing.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  582. Peggy Sue

    There is NO need for an apology. Steven Tyler is entertaining and edgy – we don't need Pat Boone (anyone remember him?) judging this show. I agree with Nygel – where is the sense of humor and fun? We have it at our house and are thoroughly enjoying this year's show!! Carry On Steven Tyler!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  583. cj

    who cares,get a life and quit watching tv

    February 4, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  584. Azrael

    I don't watch the show but I've always found it amusing what counts as controversy and such for this show. I mean seriously people he's Steven Tyler the mans a legend and frankly anyone who survives that much drug use deserves a little lee way *L*

    February 4, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  585. Debbie

    I love Steven Tyler. This is the first time in years that i've enjoyed the show. Keep up the good work.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  586. JON WYATT

    There's no fool like and old fool....... or should I say Old Queen !!! LOL

    February 4, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  587. MatiValhalla

    American Idol is still on the tube?
    I thought that tired ass show was taken off the air or moved to Malaysia years ago...

    February 4, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  588. GANURSE

    I thought it was HI-larious!! Not an ounce of sincerity in it and a big "get a ducking life" to everyone who was offended by his humor. Obviously those offended don't watch anything else on TV or they would know that his remarks pale in comparison to what is on other shows! I love the new judges, funny, kind, and actually know what they are talking about! Best season in a loooong time!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  589. bob

    If you don't want outrageous behavior, you do not hire an ex-junkie rock star. This is false controversy all the way to the top.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  590. LiveWithSomeFavaBeans

    I really wish the general audience/viewers could see what the real audition process is like for American Idol. I had gone one year to support my girlfriend at the time. Thousands of people and there's lot of good talent that gets dismissed and a lot of horrible people that get picked ON PURPOSE. That anyone could think this show is so serious or that any of these people have to 'concentrate on their talent' is easily fooled. If Pt Barnum were alive today, he'd be running as many TV channels as he could. 'Reality TV' is NOT reality... it can be fun entertainment, but when you start thinking everything you see is real... well, let me tell you: WWE Raw comes on Monday nights. You might as well watch that too.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  591. MuyGuapo

    Steven Tyler is hilarious. This year's panel of judges is by far the best. By the way, he is actually quite nice with everyone. He does not make cutting abusive remarks like our old friend Simon.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  592. Cindy

    Steven Tyler MAKES American Idol. OF COURSE IT WAS A JOKE! Come on WHO the H=LL would think otherwise. Stupid is a disease!! LOVE YOU TYLER!!! Best thing to EVER happen to IDOL

    February 4, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  593. Joe

    With Simon leaving, getting Tyler saved the show. Once again you've got the sympathetic judge (Lopez), Jackson trying to be the lead dog and doing a poor job of it, and Tyler keeping everyone tuning in with his outragious behavior
    My 75 year old mother refused to watch last season because of the judges, and said she probably wouldn't watch this season because of Steven Tyler. But, after one episode she has become a big Tyler fan, saying he is funny and makes the show more enjoyable to watch.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  594. Ron

    American idol has finally got it right the new judges are perfect.And Ive never been more enthused.Absolutly love it.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  595. Timber

    Steven is the best judge ever. I wish he would leer at me... Grow up people

    February 4, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  596. Trinigirl

    I think the judges this year are making the show awesome! I really, really enjoy Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as the new judges on the show. Steven, especially. I think he "keeps it real", when he has to say no, he's not overly harsh about it.....and for those that he likes, he really encourages them and lets them know. I love his free spirit. Jennifer Lopez also...honestly, I wasn't sure how'd she be as a judge-but she's been great. Very, very nice and encouraging as well. As far as the "apology"....my goodness people....lighten up a bit. Everyone seems so serious and touchy these days. IT is JUST entertainment!!!!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  597. Phoenix63

    Ive got a bag full of:

    For the old school cry babies. it contains a FLINSTONE CHEWABLE AND A SPONGE BOB BANDAID for your aligator tears.

    BTW, Correct me if im wrong but isnt the show prerecorded? So A.I. let it out. It should have been edited before air time.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  598. Me

    I wish somebody would write what Steven said. Some of us don't watch American Idol and will rather get hit by a train than watch it.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  599. chicanos5

    the only reason I watch American Idol is because of S. T., no need for apoligy here everybody knows what rhymes with Buck, big deal!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  600. phil

    I like steven tyler but people dont know half of what hes done. one time he he got a bj from 10 girls at once in a tour bus with steven adler the drummer from g nr. I just read his book. He also talked about using drugs with adler and other crazy stuff. the guy is no saint, but its entertainment. and when he says a girl looks like his "groupie" or whatever Hes not kidding. Hes been there. ALOT.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  601. east coast watcher

    Good way o teach "" How To Bully"" and think Its funny...You are being sold the such garbage and that is not even during he comercial time which is probably more time than he show....But go enjoy....just dont expect any respect for your self and your children when you actually may want it...... watching everyone laugh at someone is fun...right?.. and please dont tell me the contestants ask for it....because so do the kids that get teased ... right ??? some formulas work becasue people just enjoy others horrible moments.... just please how much money is made by the net works because of this how low can you go mentality.........

    February 4, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  602. Chris

    This was on purpose. This was taped a few months ago. If they wanted to cut that part out, they would have. This is just a stunt to add "drama" to the show. Nothing more, nothing less.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  603. Tyler

    Anyone who takes the show seriously derserves what they get-: nothing serious.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  604. MinNY

    Um – if they were really sorry, they would have edited it out to begin with. These auditions were taped a while ago.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  605. Peter North

    So what.....J Lo rhymes with J Blow. Which is what I am sure she did to P-Diddy, Ben Afleck, and many many others before marrying one of the most ugly singers in the world Marc Anthony.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  606. biggi

    Watch the german version of DSDS. They don't know the word "apology". They say whatever they want, and that is good.

    February 4, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  607. Whas

    What the hell?...

    is this even real?

    February 4, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  608. Jane

    If people are offended by Tyler's joke, they are watching the wrong show. The music business has always been a bit wild, at least it used to be. People are a bunch of wussies nowadays.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  609. jody shine

    Sad that vulgarity is cool.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  610. Gabor47

    Apologize for this? They must be kidding.
    To be honest, I expected much worse from season 10 so far. I think it is better than expected and the selection rounds are better than all previous nine. Why? Because the higher quality entries are show mostly, not the total losers. Interesting to observe however, that the second day more losers are show than on the first day. I suspect that is a kind of test as for which one the audience prefers. Keep in mind, the selection (as for who is shown on TV not random. One day has 1440 minutes. If every entry only one minute (more of course), 15,000 entries in one city would last.....well.....do the math. So, at least the first day every week we are listening mostly good singers, a refreshing change compared to the past.
    Initially I used to enjoy Simon, but later his presentation was sort of self-serving. Tyler on the other hand not a business idol with sharp tongue, but a real musical idol. Interesting to observe his eye while listening the better entries. He can probably imagine the music in the background and put it together with the voice. In other words, judges by the art itself, which will come very positive when it comes to select really the best. Not like under Simon, when I was always puzzled that "how can THIS 20 ended up as the best?". I have the gut feeling we will end up with perhaps the overall best idol so far.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  611. Brownstain

    American Idol= a 21st century version of a circus freak show, the the king of the freaks leading the parade.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  612. Kelly

    Steven Tyler is so funny.. He , Jennifer and Randy together are making this season a great one ... I didn't know much of Steven before except that he could sing his A$$ off ... now I know that he is funny as hell .. and as far as leering at contestants .. he is a man, is he not aloud to admire.. and besides, he isn't being disgusting, in MY opinion If it were me up there and he was leering at me like that, I'd find it funny and refreshing .... Lighten up people ... HE IS A FUNNY FUNNY GUY !!!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  613. Jena Woods

    Keep it up American Idol. This is what you need. Everyone is TOOOOOOOOOOOOO serious. A little laughter never hurt anyone. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE STEVEN TYLER. He puts a whole new spin on the show. Randy on the other hand is like a 3rd wheel. Trying to be like Simon. Just don't see him sincere enough. He is the throne this year on American Idol.....

    February 4, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  614. Cold in Colorado

    I agree, people loosen up. I was not sure what the apology was for in the first place, so I just found it dumb and now funny. I thought he was aplogizing for saying S*** fire and save matches............. Now I laughed hard at that saying as I had not heard that in years. I find the whole search for a star funny, the contestants are a down right riot. Some can sing and others well.....!! Steven, JLo and Randy are funny and I think it is great that Randy is being a lot more honest this time. After interviews and watching auditions, I do not watch Idol, I just find it amusing to watch the idiots who get up there and try and sing, most are more than just tone deaf. Then you hear those who can really sing and it is a breath of fresh air. Also to see people cry because they did not make it or are crying to melt hearts so they might be selected is just plain embarassing.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  615. bbjessica

    I think this season is hilarious. Steven Tyler adds a sense of humor to the show that was missing the first 9 years of it's existence. Though they seem to still be getting their "feet wet" when it comes to talent and who to push through, I feel the new judges add a great new dynamic to the show. Rock on American Idol!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  616. sheidjr

    The show is neither funny or entertaining. A collection of sad losers.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  617. aj

    Funny? who cares. the show is obsolete, redundant and just plain useless. This show is not worth the time to suffer through. There was a time when it held its own in the status of television worth now it is worthless.

    But if people have a need to watch, so be it. I gave up last season when the show had no talent, the judges were just plain annoying. I could have done so much more than watch something so lame and boring.

    The show is contrived and forced with nothing new or unique to offer new or old viewers.

    The days of reality based shows is slowly coming to an end.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  618. Brownstain

    American Idol=pablum for amerikan minds turned to mush by Prozac and Vicodin.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  619. Brownstain

    American Morons

    February 4, 2011 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  620. Brownstain

    American Idiot

    February 4, 2011 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  621. didobido

    Does anyone under the age of 50 like Aerosmith? American Idol sucks. People who like it are gay.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  622. pgizzle

    He is wearing a black pirate shirt. Ahhhhrrrrgggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'a a gay pirate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  623. Tracy

    It's the BEST AI has ever been! I'm actually looking forward to seeing it each week. I'll take blue language from a true rock star over pompous, non-talented, mean-spirited "producer" comments any day. SO glad not to have heard "you're wasting our time" 100 times already. Go do your version of Star Search Simon – AI ROCKS!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  624. LuckyDucky

    This panel is awesome. There is a chemistry, warmth, and humor that is captivating and very entertaining. They are down to earth and real. They know their stuff and are having fun. If people do not like it, there are plenty of other options. For me, I will me watching every minute!

    February 4, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  625. Sharon

    Seriously, what does the network expect? For Pete's sake, he is Steven Tyler, not Justin Bieber. This man has been in the industry for almost fourty years. Truth is, I stopped watching Idol a few seasons ago. It got boring and redundant. Since Steven joined the judges panel, I haven't missed an episode. I'm a huge fan of his anyway and I think he has been hysterical on the show. He adds a humor and a pizazz that hasn't been there before. Censoring him is counter productive to the whole reason he was brought on the show.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  626. Luis

    Us American need to live a little. The show is great and we say things everyday that sometimes should not be coming out of our mouth but do you see any of us making a huge public apology.
    Lets all enjoy life and our freedom and stop walk on pins and needles.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  627. Patricia Vargas

    I never even watched American Idol when it first came on. I couldnt stand Simon, but I relented and Idol was part of my weekly ritual. Change was absolutely necessary for Idol to keep it on top, and I think they hit it right on the money. I wasnt sure about Tyler and and much as I love Ellen, she really had to go. They nailed it with this trio! Tyler and Lopez are genuine. I loved it when Lopez was a mentor. This season has made the show fresh, interesting and exciting. With all the garbage on TV and people are complaining about the antics of IDOL, please...The contestants are lucky, the best is yet to come.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  628. RJ

    I think these shows will do anything to up their ratings. Personally, I don't watch AI.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  629. MJ Shaw

    Steven Tyler's been an amazingly successful rocker for how long? If people have a problem with him "leering" at female contestants they really need to get over their frigidity. Tyler's a man. He's a rocker. And if he didn't "leer" at the occasional attractive female I'd personally worry. Besides, "leering" is a little out of line for describing what he's gotten up to on the show a few times. What he's done is more like playfully flirt with some of the females – and more than likely he's done it to ease some of the tension or to see if he could bring out their inner animal. Heck, he said it in the very beginning; he wants to see people really let it all out and let's face it – truly successful people in the arts aren't frigid when it comes to being uninhibited...

    February 4, 2011 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  630. Jared

    Could somebody PLEASE FIRE RANDY JACKSON!!!!! The guy is such a total tool and he never shuts up!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  631. Jared

    The AI joke was totally lame but it WAS a joke any moron could understand. Well I thought it was until I saw this article. You asking if it was serious shows a TOTAL obtuseness. How do you dress yourself in the morning?

    February 4, 2011 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  632. poop on a stick

    This is funny...

    February 4, 2011 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  633. The two witnesses

    A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: “The driver just insulted me!” The man says: “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”

    February 4, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  634. timber

    Whenever someone has to say "there's a huge lack of humor out there", you know it's because they desperately want people to think they're funny when they're not.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  635. drummerman11

    Let's see Tyler has talent!, Lopez has talent!, so what does Jackson have? nothing!,absolutly NOTHING!!,but Tyler's the problem huh?..yeah,sure.....

    February 4, 2011 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  636. Mary J

    People are too sensitive. I say all of them need to quit complaining and shut the "duck" up.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  637. huh

    This is news? Good lord people.

    American Idol needed the PUBLICITY for their sagging RATINGS...and guess what, they're getting it with this stupid story.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  638. Silly Silly

    Seriously folks, have you forgotten what Steven Tyler was up to back in the day...smoking, drugs, lots of women, and just going crazy! This guy and his band has seen it all – he was 70's, 80's, 90's ROCKER. He was and still IS a musician first. Remember he said this was his day job. You can take the night out of the man, but you can't take the wild out of the boy. The producers of the show knew exactly what they were doing when they hired Tyler. Sure he might be a "little" crazy, but if you do not care for the humor turn the channel!! Steven is just being Steven. At least he is not married and leering at the contestants!! Take off the blinders and enjoy the show!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  639. Tyler

    They need some LUCK to keep their DUCK joke that SUCKed bad the *UCK off of shows that schmUCKs watch when they TUCK their PUCK back into their .... oh come on, if you havent heard that word before, you live under some kind of rock, and if you literally haven't then you can't be offended as you have no idea what he was saying...

    February 4, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  640. Steve

    Dont change a thing Steve Tyler my wife watches the show, i always just went into the other room when it came on, now i cant miss an episode, love Steve Tylers humor if people dont like change the ducking channel!!!! Best season by far, should have signed Steve on a long time ago!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  641. Howard Stern

    I find Mr. Tyler's behavior lewd, crude and highly innappropriate. Congrats AI, you've found a winner!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  642. Gloria Farris

    I Think Steven Tyler Is Funny! I Love His Style! The Friendship Between The Three Is A Pleasure To Watch! Such A Pleasant Pause From Simon The Hateful One!!! Jennifer Is Lovely, And Dawg Is Dawg--Long May He Reign!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  643. Los

    I agree with the producer in that the audience that has a problem with Tyler need to get a sense of humor. There is literally very much worse things on tv these days. Plus, Tyler's comments never get out of hand for people to start complaining. Just because things are a bit different from previous seasons doesn't mean that they are bad.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  644. Richard Allen

    this is still on the air?

    February 4, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  645. Claire

    Absolutely Funny !!! No one has a sense of humor anymore. Everything has to be sooooo politcaly correct. Some people need to stop taking everything so serious. And what's the matter with Steven Tyler looking at beautiful women? What do they think will happen if they become an American Idol or one of the main contestants? If they dont want men to look then they should stay home. And I am a woman!

    February 4, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  646. shawn

    This season is so much fun of American Idol. I absolutely thought this was going to be the very last season after lasts year. I am so happy they got rid of the judges they did and kept Randy [ DAWG! ] Tyler is real and if he were to be any other way the show would be a fail imo. this year will bring on another season I am sure . GO AMERICAN IDOL**

    February 4, 2011 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  647. Cheryl

    I have always enjoyed AI but this judging panel is the BEST yet and Tyler makes each show fun. Please do not ever change a thing. I had never heard Tyler before, ever–but have become a real fan now.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  648. Paul http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

    If you are looking for an apology from American Idol I think you should ask your doctor to up your medication to the highest dose.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  649. jason

    yes the personality of Tyler is sure to ruffle those who are uptight . Funny how certain words carry so much power, to pull you into publicity, cost you thousands in fines , ruin your career and even the worse case seneriao land you in jail. If you ever feel like wasting a few minuste of your life go look up the history of why such words have even gained such negative power....oddly enough theres history on it out there but never has been any given why the words are cause for censorship and punishment for their use

    February 4, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  650. Ken Wood

    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da Zip-A-Dee-Day, my oh my.... WHO CARES????

    February 4, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  651. kazz

    It's Steve Tyler! What do you expect? He's all rock and all roll!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  652. just me

    Anyone who still actually watches this trash is definately ducked in the head!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  653. OregonGirl

    It would have been funnier if the joke hadn't been making fun of the kid's name. If he'd been cussing for some other reason or hitting on barely-legal girls, it would have been very funny, at least by Idol standards. 🙂

    February 4, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  654. mar

    My husband has never ever everrr been into watching Idol until this season..he loves those three judges together

    February 4, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  655. Michael

    The 3 together are going to be great! Gonna be a great season....let Steven be Steven!

    February 4, 2011 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  656. I Didn't Just Washed The Deck, I Power Washed

    This is just so people would tune in and see what the hype is all about. They have to do and say things to bring in the ratings and god only knows drama causes people to watch even if they don't like it, just look at Jersey Shore. People hate the show but watch it anyway to see what happens. Not that I'm comparing Idol to JS.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  657. Sherri

    I didn't like it; I didn't dislike it. I guess I just didn't get it. Don't really care for him as a judge, anyway although Lopez is good.

    February 4, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  658. Kathy

    Love Steven Tyler and the rest of the judges.. Big improvement over the past couple of years!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  659. Dave in NH

    They should get rid of Randy and J-Lo, get rid of all the contestants, get Steven Tyler back on good terms with his band mates and change American Idol into a talk show hosted by Aerosmith.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  660. Daniel Boni

    I actually really love Steven Tyler, he's really funny. However, I'm not crazy about J Lo and I think they are just putting whoever the duck they want to put thru.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  661. Yes I. Would

    He's Steven Tyler for cryin' out loud! Not the freakin' Pope. Oh crap, now I'm gonna have to apologize to the Pope!

    February 3, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  662. Tim

    So if I understand correctly, they apologize and then show what they are apologizing for… What?! If they were sorry about it, why even show it–who would know it ever happened?

    This show is king at this kind of media manipulation, they did it for years with Paula and Simon. That's probably why Ellen didn't last because she wouldn't let them thoroughly trash her reputation too.

    February 3, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • OregonGirl

      I think the point was they really weren't apologizing. It was a sarcastic apology. They're not stupid.

      February 4, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  663. Poodle Hat

    The price of the waffle is $5.49. It is filled with mud. The price of the pancake is $9.99. It was strapped to a cow's udder for 3 weeks. You may now remove your pants.

    February 3, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  664. Adam

    The Final Season!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  665. Flavio from Brazil

    Steven, you are a great inspiration to music and you shouldn't be brought down by silly complaints
    keep it going!!

    February 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  666. Joe

    Sure Tyler gaulks at the young ladies but he is awesome on the show. He gets into the kids tunes, has some great one liners, he is REAL with them when he needs to be and is VERY sensative type of guy I did not expect. he is very REAL. Lopez is starting to warm up and DAWG is jsut funny as usual. But Tyler appears to be the play of the year for them. He element to the show is refreshing.

    February 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  667. Mykah

    I miss the previous judges, but I think that Steven brings the realness back into the show. Randy has kind of gone with it a little more, and J Lo is def the new Paula. I think that Steven Tyler is fine in his actions, and if your children have never heard anything like what he's saying, trust me, they will.

    February 3, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  668. Gail

    I am almost 60 years and find Steven Tyler to be a just what the doctor prescribed for a show that was on its last leg. What fun he is, Simon who?

    February 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  669. Bill

    *%$# Yes, it was funny, grab the pressure relief valve and unclench your sphincter! And if your a babe and can't handle a little leering what the *%$# are you doing auditioning to be an "Idol"? Shouldn't a little leering and perhaps some booing be PART of the audition process?

    February 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  670. Cartman42

    The apology is bogus... The producers have the power to EDIT OUT Tyler's naughty comments, the show is NOT LIVE yet. Everything we saw, the producers wanted us to see.

    February 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  671. Cindy

    This is such a non issue. Tyler's entire FACE is one big leer, I don't think he can help it.....I didn't even think I would be able to watch him, but he is very sweet, and I think this is the best season ever.

    February 3, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  672. SuzieQ

    American Idol should be thrilled and honored to have Steven Tyler on their panel. It's because of him that I'm watching this year – don't wanna miss a thing!

    February 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  673. Celia Leite from Canada

    Steven We Love You! Keep doing you. Many people will never understand or appreciate the realness you have brought to the show. Randy, Jennifer and Steven are a great group and I hope it stays this way for many more "Idols" to follow!

    February 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  674. Thomas

    I think this is the best panel of judges we have seen!!! Love the comments, the reactions, the encouragements and discouragements!!! I wasn't going to watch Idol this year but I watched the first show and now I'm back in there baby!!

    February 3, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  675. Randi

    People leave Steven Tyler alone. He is hilarious and he makes the show this year!

    February 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  676. Carol

    Best season ever. Steve is hilarious.

    February 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  677. rhonda

    what rhymes with muck? cluck, truck, buck, luck, duck, pluck...and i digress. The F word was never mentioned, or eluded to. I'ts the general public that feel the need to vilify someone. And right now it's Steven Tylers turn. Before i go further, i have to state that i am not one of the "OMG ITS STEVEN TYLER" people. He is entertaining and knows his music. I feel a good fit for the new panel. As for him "leering" at the girls, I am 52 and have not felt that he was looking inappropriatley at any of them. He is a natural flirt, easy to talk to evidentally, and just a freindly person. LIGHTEN UP FOLKS. or how about you just change the channel if he upsets you so much

    February 3, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  678. Sue-Z

    I want a apology from American Idol for having J. BLo as a judge. She has no singing talent (or any other talent) and therefore has no credibility for being a judge. How many more millions does she need to make? Steven Tyler is hilarious. He is the best thing to happen to A.I. in years. Bravo to Steven – Boo to J. BLo.

    February 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary J

      Aww c'mon. You know "Taco Flavored Kisses" is awesome.

      February 4, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Michal da Slovak

      @ MARY J.

      WORD UP GIRL, taco flava kisses is the best J BLO song, baby lets run for the border, i got a hunger only taco's can stop. LOL

      February 4, 2011 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  679. QuietStormX

    Hey what Tyler did was being a MAN. I even said wow on some on the women on the show who were cute. But Steven Tyler is lerning to be on screen in primetime. And Idol is a family show. And the producer showed those comments right. So someone at American Idol thought it was cool to broadcast. And who complained? It's all fun I see.

    February 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  680. Dana

    I love Steven Tyler! Without him, this season would be boring! It's a good mix w/ J.Lo, Randy, and Steven Tyler! He brings humor to the show!

    February 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  681. Donna

    Steven Tyler brings so much to this show! Please do not squelch his personality!

    February 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  682. iughfgs96

    Wow if I gave a crap about American Idol I 'd care.

    February 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michal Da Slovak

      Word up bracho, no one gives a crap and if they do they have no life. Tell them to start smoking diamorphine or better yet develop an oxycodone habit (harder to quit than diamorphine which is known as heroin). Start sniffing rails of yayo, taking benzo's, maybe a little hard crack rizzoka, make life more entertaining, cause word up dun; if they get kicks outta this boring ass clown fake drama over some tranny lookin ass goof like Tyler then they asses better quick get on some narcotics or stimulants or hypnotics cause they in need of some relief from they boring life. Either that or they better off clappin they selves with uh trey pound biscuit. I can talk like this cause I'm hood, I'm from the harshest ghetto in Europe, I'm white and damn proud of it. I grew up Gangsta, so I can talk like this, anyone wanna front and act up cause they don't like it they can catch a snuffin, especially blacks who think they have a patent on street slang. Clowns don't get it, EVERY race contributes to this street slang. ESPECIALLY WHITES cause we invented ENGLISH. So what up now?

      February 4, 2011 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  683. Simon

    Steven Tyler said this was his favorite song:

    February 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  684. vincent

    I guess we should lighten up about a molester who got away with it.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  685. Karen

    Steven CRACKS me up! He is a breath of fresh air and I was very skeptical about if I would watch again or not. I LOVED Simon. I think they made a great choice and will continue to be a BIG fan of the show. People offended by the @%$ Duck part need to get a sense of humor. Geez the bleeped it out after all.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  686. vincent

    The 14 yr old girl Steven (30 at the time) became guardian of and dated/drugged for 3 years was Julia Holcomb (sometimes spelled Holcomb). She was referred to as "Diana Hall"in his autobiography. She had an abortion.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  687. TinMT

    More vapid crap that is irrelevant. If you must park your VW sized ass on the couch in front of the TV, at least tune to something that is meaningful...

    February 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  688. vincent

    i had to remove every reference to pedophile and molestation to get my comment accepted.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  689. MS

    American whom?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  690. Columbus

    Hey, he's entertaining and not boring, like the rest, he's the edge AI needs!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  691. vincent

    I am a father of 3 little girls. Do your research folks. In Tyler's thirties he used his money to convince a 14 year old girl's parents to give him guardianship so he could take her with him and get around the law. He slept with her and got her pregnant. He had repeated relations with a 14 yr old that was technically his child and got her pregnant. Look at the lyrics of some of his songs. They are perverted and about little girls (see lyrics to walk this way and others). He repeatedly talks about doing things with daddy's little girl and young girls on swings.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      Gossip much?

      February 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Riley

      Howard, you may want to get your Facts straight. Tyler was in his 20's, not 30's, when she moved in with him. Her parents signed her over to Tyler so they could Legally live together... they were "in love."

      So who are you mad at, the Parent's who signed her over or Tyler who thought he was in love with a 15 yr old (not 14 yr old) girl when he was in his 20's?

      February 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • vincent

      according to wikipedia, steven was 27 and she was 14. That is molestation in my book.

      February 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  692. vincent

    Cnn is censoring every post of mine that tells the truth of what he has done to 14yr old girls.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  693. cxd

    God in heaven, please kill this show!!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  694. Kevin G

    Do you know what Aerosmith: Number One Hits rhymes with?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  695. Alysha

    People don't have a sense of humor? I'm sorry...it's just not that funny

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  696. vincent

    Cnn. Censoring network.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  697. Amber

    I don't believe Stephen is any worse than Simon when it comes to looking at the young hot girls. Simon wasn't as vocal about it but was just as bad. Let the old men look at the young good looking women because they look at enough ugly women.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  698. joe

    Who is this horribly disfigured hump?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  699. Marty

    Oh come on people, you didn't think he was going to come on and cite the Bible. He is absolutely hysterical and has breathed some life into an limping, gasping show. If some people are getting offended, edit the tapes better but show that on some religious channel. Let the rest of us enjoy the irreverence of Steven Tyler and who he is.
    One note I do wish he wouldn't make those comments only because so many participants this year are so young. But again it is Steven being Steven and thank God for him.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  700. Stacy

    I am glad that Stephen Tyler is on there, and he cracks me up. The whole panel is good – but Randy needs to lighten up. He is the one who is taking it too seriously!!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  701. Laura

    Keep up the humor Steven!!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  702. Jamie

    Steven Tyler's comments are making the show! so everyone who thinks different shut up

    February 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  703. Riley

    Loved the intro to the show... I laughed out Loud! I immediately got the joke, but it took me a while to figure out who the joke was on. I'm thinking the intro was a response to Critics/Bloggers who keep bringing up Tyler's bleeps, when the vast majority of AI fans online have No Problem with him and think he's charming and funny.

    That may've been the Producers flipping the critics/bloggers off... to which I say, WELL DONE !

    February 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  704. d

    He is a hoot and renews interest in the show!

    February 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  705. TimoT

    The apology reminded me of the "warning" that used to come before "Beavis and Butthead", or was it "SouthPark"? Like, they kind of had to put an apology/warning up, but you could almost hear the producers saying "We're just putting this here because we have to." I like the new panel alot- i've been laughing alot more this season than most others. But young kids watch this show, so i think Tyler could tone it down a bit, just a bit. Like, the cursing could be left out.
    One thing that I am angry about is this: during the opening credits, when pictures of all Idol winners are shown in the background, why is Adam Lambert's picture front and center? He didn't win. If you wanna put up a "losing" contestant's picture, why not Daughtry, who has done extremely well. I don't understand why Lambert is the only non-winner to have his picture appear at the beginning of the show. It p*sses me off. Take that picture down. He is, in no way, a winner.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cieje Valentine

      Beavis and Butt-Head are not real. They are not actors. They are cartoons. Some of the things they do could cause a person to get hurt, expelled, arrested, POSSIBLY deported. To put it another way.. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!

      February 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  706. Coveyrider

    I love Steven Tyler, he's just having fun. Let him be.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  707. Mark

    Is American Idol still on? I did not know that.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • uh huh

      Right, yet here you are reading articles about out, reading through the blog, and adding comments of your own. 😉

      February 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  708. Toni

    He's my very favorite part of the show. He is funny, compassionate, there's a heart under all his jokin'

    February 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  709. Jiggered

    The biggest joke is simply AI itself. It's a big, sad, sorry joke!

    February 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  710. Burbank

    Sixty-something and still thinks a 12 year old's humor style is so funny it should be on TV. Pathetic. For an encore he'll probably be doing pee and poop jokes. Yawn...

    February 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  711. Lisa

    Steven Tyler has wayyyy to much ego! Just judge the singing, keep your eyes in your head and quit doing that ridiculous scream. We all know you can make that sound, save it for your concerts. Oh, and one more thing STOP SINGING ALONG WITH THE CONTESTANTS, PLAYING DRUMS AS THEY SING AND PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON YOURSELF!!! Let them have there moment and be respectful Mr. Steven Tyler... btw I think your very talented and have made a great contribution to the world of rock and roll, now let others have their time as you have had yours.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Burbank

      It's called Narcissism – big time Narcissm. It has to be all eyes on Steven all the time. This show is already getting a bit tired after so long and it's going to be doomed if they don't get better people.

      February 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Idol fan again

      I stopped watching the show a few years ago. I didn't know what to expect with Tyler, but the show is the best it has ever been, by a lot! Love him, Jennifer, and I can even deal with Randy's schtick.

      February 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  712. iama42nut1

    I LOVE Steven Tylers humor and musical talent. He makes the show fun-lighten up people! Yes, I thought the apology was a joke and I laughed!!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Love it!

      I agree. I love Tyler, and new immediately it was a joke. And a good one! 🙂

      People are WAY too uptight.

      February 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  713. Suavechop


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  714. Jan

    I had only known Steven Tyler as a musician, but I have to say if we can't have Simon and his blunt, but honest opinions, at least Tyler gives us something to laugh about b/c he is so outrageous. If not for him, the show would be totally boring. Just use the "bleep" button, the audience will know what he's saying. Wish he and Simon were on the show, it would be a riot 🙂

    February 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  715. LYNN


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  716. foxartist

    Mr. Tyler is a great example of the low standards now set by the TV media.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  717. JLS

    I thought it was funny!

    February 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  718. Sylvie

    Not funny! I never saw Cowell apologize for his stupidity and insults...telling someone you look like a monkey isn't funny. I am extremely happy Cowell has left and very much enjoy Steven, Jennifer and Tyler...a much needed change.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  719. Freehen2

    I think the Steven, Jennifer and Randy are wonderful judges and have refreshed this season. The old judges were Drama Queens!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  720. jjboston

    Still not going to watch it!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  721. Lee

    Steven Tyler is a d-bag.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  722. TNT

    Steven Tyler is what AI has needed for a long time. I am actually enjoying the new judges this year. We are in for a great season..

    February 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  723. Lynn

    I love Stephen. I agree with Lithgow – let's lighten up & enjoy. Where's everyone's sense of humor?? I love the new judges & don't miss Simon one bit!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  724. Sharon K

    Yeah, just wait until they go live!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  725. mike hunt

    who the muck asked for an apology anyway? and why the duck do they need one?

    February 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  726. truthinrock

    Does anyone actually believe this whole thing was a complete set up by the producers just to create buzz for their failing show?!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  727. Zutopia

    No apology needed. It was a joke and people need to lighten up! The offensive words are all bleeped out anyway. Plus, if you don't like it you are always free to change the channel.
    Yes, I do like the fact that Tyler is a judge as well.
    However, regarding the so called 'talent', I am really growing tired of the same ol sounding dingbat female singers who keep getting passed through to Hollywood. I swear they all sound like they take singing lessons from the SAME instructor! Most of them sound like they are trying out for a Chrstina Aguilara sound-alike singing contest. How about offering up something new and unique? Oh that's right...as long as they 'look' good, that's all that matters...pathetic! No wonder America has such worthless talent.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  728. Farran

    Are you kidding me? I was ready to give up the Idol ship this season and have been hooked by how funny and genuine Steven Tyler and J Lo are as part the new and improved Idol. I'm still watching. Say what you want, the show is more interesting so far!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  729. B=Dog

    Anyone who took it as real has no brain... think about it. How are they going to show edited footage from MONTHS ago, and then warn Steven Tyler now?? Does he have a time machine?

    February 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  730. The Dude

    Maggie and "mom of three girls" got it right. Being a father of two girls, I too felt a bit uncomfortable with Tylers leering at the young hotties, but in total, he has been a great judge, fun, witty, and knowledgable. Frankly the apology was silly, the producers knew EXACTLY what to expect from him I'm sure. The ratings may be down early, but the talent has been very good so far, the show is entertaining, and the post-Cowell era is off to a good start !

    February 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • LiLa

      Actually, it feels a but skeevy to me for a father of two girls to refer to young girls on the show as hotties.

      February 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  731. Sally

    I haven't seen much of it and don't care what gets bleeped. If he's being inappropriate with young girls, though, that's gross. I don't care if he's a rock star or how much miss Clairol he uses, he's still an old man and most of those girls are underage.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  732. Bob Ray

    You don't date a bad boy and bring him home to meet the parents.

    You want Steven Tyler? You got him. He's blue, he leers and he's … Steven Tyler.

    It's a package deal. This is a surprise?

    I think not. I hope not for all concerned: producers and viewers.

    Onward, please ...

    February 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  733. Charlie

    I agree with the producers...get a sense of humor people! I am surprisingly impressed with Steven Tyler...really thought he'd be a joke (not in a good way)...he is the complete opposite. And Jennifer Lopez another nice surprise...not diva like I thought she'd be.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  734. Slam

    These are not auditions for a prestigious music school, this is AMERICAN IDOL, people! It's about ratings, finding the next "it" girl or guy, and entertainment! Steven Tyler was chosen BECAUSE he's Steven Tyler! Love the guy, love this version of Idol, and I hope they manage to find some truly excellent singers.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  735. Lance Kennington

    Shark, ramp...meet American Idol

    February 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  736. Andrea

    I just love Steven Tyler and JLo the entire cast is wonderful.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
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  738. anaana

    The Coolest Superheros Vehicles is here moviesfan.eu/news/item/322-the-coolest-superheros-vehicles

    February 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  739. Mike

    I laughed my ass off. Thought it was a great way to start the show. So far I like Steven better than any of the other past judges to include Simon

    February 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cieje Valentine

      I think next time there should be a taped "apology" by Tyler himself. Oh, the hilarity that could ensue...XD

      February 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  740. T Diddy

    american idol sucks. steven tyler now officially sucks. aerosmith has sucked since the early 80s!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aerofan from Way Back

      Just curious...how old are you? My guess is you are in your late twenties, early thirties, and know nothing of Aerosmith. Sure the 80's were not their finest decade, but they do not suck. Never have, never will. Aerosmith is the greatest American band ever.
      Steven Tyler is lewd, crude, and very lascivious, but as others have pointed out, he is who he is. He brings a breath of fresh air to a show I never cared for until now. He makes it watchable. And he and J Lo are cute together.

      And I'm not worried about my son watching, he has no interest in it anyway.

      February 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • DWH75

      Aerosmith sucks? LOL – I have never thougth Aerosmith sucked. There may be a few songs that I don't love – but from their early years on through the 90s I thought they were great!

      I would go see them now and I would buy an album NOW. In fact – all the bands from that era beat the crap out of the crap today. Guys I work with listen to hard rock and all it is guys screaming into the microphones. I don't mean singing loudly and then screaming some words – I mean just inchoerent screaming...I swear no words. Just Argghhhhhhhhhh!!! And they guys are like "this is awesome! He is sooo angry." Hard rock back then was at least MUSIC.

      February 4, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  741. I

    This is reality tv and the reality is people are vulgar and men stare a pretty woman......c'est la vie

    February 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  742. Joe P.

    Show sucks. Sorry Steven. Love you bro but the show still sucks.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  743. Paul in Calgary

    S.T. is a caged tiger just dying to be unleashed,,,,when it happens, I'd love to see it coz it will be the hilite of the season. That is unless the rest of Aerosmith come storming through the door and Pie Steven from head to toe. Now THAT would be funny !!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  744. Terry

    While I don't appreciate profanity on television – you can tune into any channel and hear the same thing Steven Tyler said – halfway bleeped out. The apology wasn't funny, just dumb. I like Steven Tyler as a judge, he has a heart, but agree he should quit the dirty old man ogles of the young pretty girls. Jennifer is much better than Paula. She comes off as very down-to-earth. Randy is the one getting on my nerves. He's trying to be Simon by making rude and uneccessary comments to the bad contestants. He comes off as a total jerk where I didn't think of Simon that way. Randy needs to retire as a judge too.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  745. P Gardner

    Definitely a joke!! They knew when they hired him he would create controversy..and that's what they got!! Seriously..he's been in charge of his band for 40 years....can't even imagine ANYONE trying to tell him what to do...he definitely marches to his own drummer!!! Thank God!!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  746. Lady Dee 4

    I SO love the addtion of Steven Tyler to AI, he is hillarious! And just what the doctor ordered for the flegging talent show and he knows talent, the chemistry between Steven, Jenny from the block, and the Dawg is simply awesome!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  747. Penny

    Enough with the "Haters"....I have been an Idol fan for many years and I was skeptical about the new judges this year. I was wrong...I love the new judges. People should complain about the new "Skins" show on MTV....now that is bad news for our teens.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  748. NM

    I haven't been watching consistently, but from what I've seen, Steve Tyler HAS sense of humor and isn't afraid to show it. I think he's a hoot!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  749. dbh0313

    Another lame attempt to bolster ratings for a show past it's prime...sigh

    February 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  750. S. Wiskowski

    I like Steven Tyler and I like American Idol...but not together! Having him on the show is like trying to domesticate a tiger! He doesn't belong there and it seems to me like he doesn't feel comfortable. Just my 2¢.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  751. Sue

    Have not watch Idol for a couple years but I am watching because of Steven and he makes the show for me. Love him.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  752. El Jefe

    That dude looks like a lady...

    February 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  753. Elizabeth

    Best. Season. Ever. I'd far rather watch Steven be the leering rock star than watch Simon be just plain mean and hateful.
    Simon leaving is the best thing that's happened to this show.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  754. Truthwillsetyoufree

    Shouldn't CNN apologize for dragging this thing through the streets? Who cares!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  755. I. Clarke

    Maybe this will get this waste of prime time space off the air. *%$& American Idol!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  756. J .Glenn

    You people must be sick to think Tylers actions are OK. He should be Kicked off the show.NOW.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  757. Joetta G

    I think the show is better than ever. My hubby who is almost 50 yrs old, watches it now, too. That says a LOT about how entertaining it is. We laugh and we cry. DON'T CHANGE A THING!!! Simon, who?

    February 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  758. L. Berg

    Tyler is much more fun than Cowell.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  759. Andie

    Funny bc the entertainment news shows were saying the apology was for the exploitation of one of last week's contestants fiance. I think she has MS, and they brought her in for his audition.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  760. DD

    do you people not understand it is entertainment, and for all you peolpe who are complaining about the language because you kids watch, give it a rest, your kids probably here a lot worse at shcool, on the street or at HOME.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  761. Donna

    I am thoroughly enjoying Stephen Tyler. I wasn't sure I would and had said I wouldn't watch without simon. I think he could lear at the young girls less, but otherwise, think he's hysterical. And he's been more sensitive than I thought he would be. They can get rid of J Lo, but keep Stephen!! Loved the **** a duck and see what hatches!! I'd never heard that before. Idol hired him to be controversial and generate buzz, and that's what he's doing.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  762. Cha~Ching

    American idol still exists

    February 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  763. Amber Rae

    I thought their appology was hilarious!! Thank you American Idol for all the laughs!!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  764. LKS Dallas

    I love Steve Tyler on the show, he's the best part and should not appologize for his personality. He's still that young rock star inside and is funny as heck!! However, I did not find the fake apology funny, I thought it was demeaning for him. I think tonight, they need to post an apology for Jen's hair last night!!! (just kidding, lover her too!)

    February 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  765. Jesus Christ

    Remember, don't use my name in vain....

    February 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  766. Steven Harper

    Steven Tyler is the only reason I started to watch this show again. It needed a little Rock n Roll

    February 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  767. excellent-season

    Been following Idol for years...found show became boring and lacked quality of last couple season's judging. Sad it didn't work so well with Ellen...big fan here! This year however...jus magical! The judges provide a perfect mix of "keeping it real!" The critiques are typical very thoughtful...they use meaningful and (for the most part) appropriate comments. I've been especially impressed with Tyler and Lopez's colorful use of musically appropriate descriptions that are meaningful and show they are true music pros! Finally, I am thoroughly enjoying how Steven and JLo really come across as real and approciable beautiful human beings! I always end each show wishing I could hang out with them as friends as Idol broadcast their super cool personalities into my livingroom.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  768. Krys

    I seen it but I was just confused. After I thougt about it thought it was funny but I can see how it was a little unncescessary...I really thought Steven and J. Lo were going to be crappy for the show but it's so much better so far. I've actually been watching the audition process which is something I never done before.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  769. JW

    I've looked at a number of posts and it seems like most everyone is loving Tyler as am I !!! Just what the show needed, they did a great job with the new judge selection and it has livened up idol and made it the show it use to be.....awesome!! keep doing your thing Judges!

    February 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  770. mel

    This is so dumb. Tyler didn't even do anything wrong. I don't think he owes an apology to anyone. People need to lighten up a bit.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  771. Jerbear94

    Your first mistake was giving Steven Tyler a spot on prime time television. You are getting what you deserve. Steven, you F'n Rock!

    February 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  772. angel topete

    I haven't watched the past 5 season of American Idol. I thought it was Jennifer Lopez that brought me back but, within minutes of watching it was clearly Steve Tyler. He's AWESOME! no apology needed.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  773. David

    Best season in years. Tyler and JLo are perfect. Tyler has been generous and gracious to most contestants...rare for a rock star. Very cool. And JLo...she just may be the most beautiful woman around.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  774. Jimmy 124X

    Why is this news? Anyone with an IQ over 10 knew that was a joke before they even cut away from the message.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  775. Kelli

    Steven Tyler is a rock star and it is great to see a judge with some actual knowledge about pitch, sound, and all the technical stuff. Yeah he's an old guy but he's not dead and he appreciates a beautiful girl, no matter her age. Little creepy? yes but I take things with a grain of salt plus it gives my family something else to laugh about when we are watching. I like J Lo too. I thought she would be a diva but she seems nice. GREAT judges...

    February 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  776. Daisy

    Finally, we have a judge on the panel who is not only a legend in the industry but has a very quick wit. I find it to be completely entertaining and take none of it seriously. I also absolutely agree that Fox knew precisely what they were doing when they edited the footage! Don't change a thing Steven!!

    February 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  777. Beth

    Hello it's called a promotion stunt to get u to watch tv!!

    February 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  778. Taxlady

    Steven Tyler is a cool and funny dude! Keep doing your thing.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  779. Carrie

    Who the "duck" cares? I mean really? Geeeez.....

    February 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hahahaha

      That was a great comment. Priceless! WTDuck is everyone's problem? LOL!

      February 4, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  780. cuse1293

    Seriously? I thought it was hillarious. If people are worried about content...let me remind you what many children are viewing on Jersey Shore and other trashy TV shows out there...Lighten up...Steve and J'Lo have been what many have already stated some fresh air for this show. I love this season A LOT so far.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  781. Caroline

    Steven Tyler is who he is...
    that's why they choose him to begin with.
    So now they want him to apologize everytime he's going to do something outrageous...
    It's not going to happen... he will leave the show, he doesn't care.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  782. Bonnie

    I'm lovin this season!!! Anyone that thought this was going to be the same ole Idol really needs a reality check. I think Steven has added a great perspective on the show. His rock and roll personality is why some of us watch. Simon's brash 'in-your-face' meanness is why some of us didn't watch before.. and don't get me started on Paula.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  783. Jo

    My whole life I accidentally have made verbal faux pas. Words come out of my mouth backwards. We all need to think twice before speaking. Steven Tyler did not have time to think of the consequences of his blurp. That young man was about to try out for Idol. I doubt he stood a chance after being hurt and insulted. His parents must have been furious. Idol apologized, everyone learned from the incident, and other issues surfaced. Let's consider it a win-win situation for the new panel that, so far, is a refreshing change. I particularly like the way the panel sings along with some contestants. As panel members have learned, telling contestants that they cannot sing is awkward and difficult. Yet they do it far more gently than Simon did. He was cruel.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • DWH75

      Did you watch the show? Tyler made the comment AFTER the guy performed. The 16 year old even said "Ain't nothin I ain't heard in school." It was made after he sange very well and Tyler voted him on.

      I had no problem with it – and my kids were right next to me. They haven't missed a show yet and we love it. If you think this is bad for your kids – than what do you let them watch? My kids watch Nick all day and some of those shows have some humor that I think stick in the muds could protest with as much as Idol.

      Lighten up! Everyday your kids hear and say worse at school. If you don't think so, you don't remember what it was like when YOU were in school.

      I grew up on Aerosmith Get a Grip was my first CD. To those that say Tyler is a has been and is "old" are out of hteir mind. This guy is a living legend. I'd go to a concert tomorrow if I could to watch them play...and pay a good penny for it.

      February 4, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  784. Bill

    Let the censors earn their money; Tyler cracks me up and keeps me tuned in!

    February 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  785. Nick

    I've only seen a little bit of this season. But it seems to me Steven Tyler is a little creepy when it comes to the younger females.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      Why was it ok when ShaniaTwain asked a young male contestant to remove his shirt?? Steven Tyler is just doing a lil' flirting and having fun with it. Rock on, Steven.

      February 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  786. a bennett

    i love steven Tyler. people lighten up and the f word is north america
    password, you hear that word every day.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  787. idol fan

    I think american idol has the best judges ever in it's history. steve tyler who I was'nt to sure I would like is doing an outstanding job, very funny, and all three judges mesh well together.I'm glad dioguardi and cowell are gone

    February 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  788. Mike

    I agree with Cdn Chick. Last night's footage was recorded and edited months ago (and we are just now seeing it). It *seems* that the apology and clip in question could have been added to create buzz – otherwise, it would have been just as easy to not include it at all. Im hoping/thinking it was just a joke.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  789. Artisticallyderanged

    Steven Tyler is doing exactly what he is supposed to, and is getting people to watch and talk about the show.
    The leering is a bit creepy, but everyone seems to forget both SImon and Kara doing the exact same thing. It was creepy and uncomfortable then as well, but people tended to not pick on it as much as with Tyler.
    And as a poster above mentioned, with all of the extreme editing and voiceovers, we are watching what the producers want us to watch. No more, no less. They can easily cut out the glares, the leers, the language etc. They are setting us up to talk about it, and here we are...

    February 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • G-A

      I agree, I think Steven is less creepy, especially since the leering he does seems to be in a joking, sarcastic way– it's more like a friend pretending to act like a perv than an actual perv, if you know what I mean.

      February 4, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • jano

      I agree that the "leering" is not offensive...and definitely not nearly as creepy as when Simon did it. It's who he is and he's great at it...still, after over 30 years. That one girl that came in that Randy thought he had a thing for, I think he was afraid it was his daughter...he said "you look like..." then just stopped. The truth is, she looks like she could be Liv and Mia's sister.

      February 4, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  790. di

    I totally love Steven Tyler along with Jennifer and Randy. Best entertainment yet! Was getting old, now it's like a new show to me. Dream on!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  791. Lissssa

    Oh Maggie lighten up!!! yes kids watch the show and there is nothing so far that has been outrageous for kids to see, of course if your children live in a box then possibly.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  792. frenchie

    I think American Idol is very entertaining and Steven Tyler what can I say, WOW!!! The judges are amazing when they say no it's not so harsh as it use to be........

    From Canada

    February 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aim

      I think they are trying to turn Randy into a mini-Simon. Playing up his supposed "rude" comments to the contestants

      February 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  793. Lisa

    I agree with Suzy, Steven Tyler's anticts are the only fun parts of the show, it's entertaining! gee lighten up people or change your channel.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • msh

      II agree. If you're offended – change the channel!!!

      February 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      I agree. Let it be. Steven Tyler is bringing some much needed comedy to the show! Keep the laughs coming Steve!!!

      February 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  794. Suzy

    Stephen Tyler's "outrageous" behavior is the only reason I'm watching the show this season. Lighten up, people...it's called ENTERTAINMENT!

    February 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • nancie

      AMEN Suzy!

      February 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Now Mary

      Exactly. His behavior isn't outrageous at all. Quite frankly he brings some much needed humor to the show. I am watching this season simply because of Mr. Tyler! Did anyone catch his quip to Marc Antony when he kissed Jennifer? He said, "you never kiss me like that." Too funny!

      February 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • hushpuppy

      I think the idol judges are fantastic this year....very entertaining for a change.
      Lighten up people. Life is too short to worry about such trivial things.

      February 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      I agree Suzy! It's Stephen being Stephen!

      February 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*laura

      Absolutely agree!

      February 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  795. AmyB

    I have totally enjoyed American Idol so far this season. It is a breath of fresh air for what had gotten snide and boring! The judges don't take themselves so serious and I love that you never know what they are going to say! It has given back the enjoyment of the whole show and process. Steven Tyler is a rocker for crying out loud and known for his outspoken behavior.... If in fact Idol reprimanded him for being himself and doing what they expected him to do.... shame on them!!

    February 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Agreed I have never watched a mnute of this show before steven Tylr came on it. I'm an aerosmith fan and thats what attracted me to it. He make me laugh. I stil dont watch to be honest but I can say Ive seen more than a minute. Which I couldnt before.

      February 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  796. Maggie

    I did not consider it a sincere apology and I don't believe they ever intended to issue a sincere apology. I know that the show is for entertainment and understand that pushing limits leads to more people watching a show. I've enjoyed the show this season and think that the current judges are doing a fine job of replacing the former team. However, I was offended by the comments that he was making to women and particularly to the under age girls. It did have a dirty old man feel to it and was a bit creepy. Yes I know, he's a rocker and that is what they do. but a lot of kids watch this show and objectifying GIRLS is inappropriate anywhere, anytime.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mom to three girls

      Agree....I'm liking Steven Tyler as a judge, but enough already with the young girls!

      February 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      If you don't want kids to see this, don't let them see it. If you want to remove this bad influence of "objectifying women" from their lives, may I suggest locking them in a box? Grow up, the crap they will hear in school makes this seem tame.

      February 3, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Pheer

      I like the girls. Steven's comments are funny.

      February 4, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Terry

      I guess watching Kara ogle all the young guys last season was okay? Wow, you are one an uptight individual.

      February 4, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • mary

      get over it Maggie lol this isnt electic co. cartoons are worse then this! feed someone hungry, you have to much time on your hands

      February 4, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • bill

      Maggie, I think you're being pretty naive here. The entire music/singing industry exploits young girls. You think Brittney would be as big as she is if she was a 300 lb fat 30 year old? No.

      Dr. Diddy in Family guy said it best, "America loves hot, white, jailbait a–."

      Steven Tyler merely opened the window so you could hear the comments that happen every. single. day.

      February 4, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  797. Cdn Chick

    While I understand that an apology appeases the group who thought his comment to be inappropriate - with all the cutting, splicing, montages, Seacrest voiceovers and editing done within the hour-long episode...it is clear the reason it was aired was to create controversy...It was a totally unnecessary piece of footage. Suivant, next. LAME.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • DV

      My thoughts exactly. Steven Tyler, lead singer of rock band Aerosmith, was being, well, Steven Tyler. Expecting anything less would be like getting mad at a shark for biting. However, it was the show's staff that edited the segments, so they are the ones responsible for creating the controversy. The "apology" was awkward, unfunny, and unnecessary.

      February 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Perhaps you're right, BUT it DID get free advertisement.

      February 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  798. Heather

    I second Nigel Lythgoe. Lighten up people!

    February 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • anna