Idol Producer: J.Lo Coming Back
Oh, and so are Randy and Steven Tyler
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 11, 2011 9:29 AM CDT
In this May 25, 2011 file photo, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the American Idol Finale in Los Angeles.   (Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Though we haven't heard the words from J.Lo herself, an executive producer of American Idol says celebrity judge Jennifer Lopez will return for another season. Nigel Lythgoe made the announcement on the On-Air with Ryan Seacrest program yesterday morning. He acknowledged it wasn't official, but he added he was "delighted to say that all three judges" and the show's "brilliant host" (aka Ryan Seacrest) are back for the next season, its 11th. (Click to read the latest on J-Lo's split with Marc Anthony, or one writer's take on why she's Idol's best judge to date.)