'American Idol' tries to regroup

Before 2010, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were seldom mentioned in the same sentence, let alone in conjunction with Randy Jackson. But with the departure of "American Idol" judges Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi, the vocalist-actress and the Aerosmith lead screamer landed on the lips of American pop culture by being named judges on the prime-time ratings king. Whether the pair will help rejuvenate a fading reality show is another story. Related 'American Idol' plotting more business-like hurdles for contestants
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