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AP Source: Tyler says he'll be an 'Idol' judge

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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2009 file photo, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler attends the Glamour Magazine 2009 Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York. FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2009 file photo, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler attends the Glamour Magazine 2009 Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York.

NEW YORK – A source close to Steven Tyler says the Aerosmith frontman told the source he will be a judge on Fox's "American Idol" next season.

While an official announcement about Tyler has yet to come from Fox and the producers of the top-rated show, the source told The Associated Press on Wednesday, "there is no reason to refute" Tyler's account. The source spoke only on the condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to comment publicly on the matter.

Fox and producers FreemantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment had no comment on the report.

The "Idol" judging panel has been in flux with the departure of mainstay Simon Cowell, as well as Ellen DeGeneres' recent announcement that she would not return for a second season.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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