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No deal done yet, but J-Lo, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson likely to judge ‘Idol’

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Our long national “WHO’S GONNA REPLACE SIMON?” nightmare may soon be over.

Hot on the heels of Ellen DeGeneres’ departure and word that Jennifer Lopez will replace her, the rest of the “American Idol” judge’s panel seems to be falling into place as well.

As Variety wrote yesterday, Kara DioGuardi is also expected to depart the show after two seasons — leaving a three-person panel. Joining incumbent Randy Jackson and newbie Lopez could very well be Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

Insiders said deals are not in place, and it’s still far from sure that an announcement will be made on Monday at Fox’s portion of the TV Critics Assn. press tour. But Fox still has a full weekend to get deals finalized — so anything’s possible. Stay tuned.

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