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'American Idol': Fox will take time naming new judges

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American Idol fans will have to wait a little longer to find out how Fox plans to replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres as judges for the show’s 10th season. Though rumors about replacements hit a fever pitch on Friday – including one about how Jennifer Lopez had nabbed a seat on the panel – word is that Fox execs plan to stay mum Monday when they meet with reporters at the Television Critics Tour in Beverly Hills. In fact, a source close to the show insists that no deals have been signed with any new panelists.

Instead, Fox will just use the critics tour session to (perish the thought!) promote new fall series like Lonestar and Raising Hope. Stay tuned.

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