In the midst of all the publicity-churning speculation over who will be American Idol’s new judges, host Ryan Seacrest admitted that it could be weeks before the final lineup is announced. The AP reports that Seacrest also did not know how big the new panel will be. Names like Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have been floating around the industry ether as possible replacements for departing judges Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres.

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