AMERICAN IDOL TEAM PRESS CONFERENCE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
RYAN SEACREST, Host
RANDY JACKSON, Judge
STEVEN TYLER, Judge
JENNIFER LOPEZ, Judge
JIMMY IOVINE, In-House Mentor
NIGEL LYTHGOE, Executive Producer
KEN WARWICK, Executive Producer
MIKE DARNELL, President of Alternative Entertainment, FOX
JASON CLARK: On behalf of everyone at FOX, 19, FremantleMedia and everybody at AMERICAN IDOL, thank you for joining us today. We know how long many of you have been waiting for this opportunity, so let’s go ahead and get started. Please welcome AMERICAN IDOL’s host, Ryan Seacrest.
Our new judges, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.
Returning judge Randy Jackson.
Our new inseason mentor and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M — and as Nigel likes to call him, the music czar — Jimmy Iovine.
Executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick.
And President of Alternative Entertainment at FOX, Mike Darnell.
JASON CLARK: We’ll open it up for questions. If you have a question, please raise your hand. We’re going to get everybody mic’d up.
QUESTION: Obviously, the first question is who will be the heir to Simon as the toughest judge? Who will be the new villain?</… read more