Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is definitely joining the judges panel on 'American Idol' according to a member of his band. Bassist Tom Hamilton tells the Star-Ledger, "Steven is doing 'American Idol.' The ink is dry on that." Hamilton said that the band is hoping that Tyler can find a way to balance the show with the band, which is currently on a North American tour, but also has plans for a new album.
Hamilton thinks Tyler is a natural showman and will do well on the show, but adds, "Steven is someone who absolutely lives to be in front of an audience, and the people closest to him know how witty and entertaining he can be. I don't know if 'American Idol' will be rock 'n' roll enough for him, but it is an opportunity for millions of people to see another side of Steven Tyler."
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Speaking of Aerosmith's North American tour, the band made a stop in Toronto on Tuesday night and Tyler took a spill off the stage again. Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry bumped into each other while performing the band's hit song 'Love in an Elevator' and Tyler fell from the catwalk down to the floor.
Last summer, Tyler fell while performing the same song in Rapids City, SD, breaking his collar bone and disrupting the rest of the summer tour. This time Tyler climbed back up on to the stage unscathed and told the crowd, "That’s never gonna happen again, baby." He also took a second to tell a smirking Perry, "You’ll pay for that, my brother."
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A Beverly Hills stylist is accused of ripping off some of her celebrity clients. TMZ says that Maria Gabriella Perez, of the Chez Gabriela Studio, is accused of stealing the credit card information of some of her famous clients and putting as much as $280,000 in fraudulent charges on their cards in a single year. Some of the clients named in the court affidavit include: Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Liv Tyler, Melanie Griffith and Anne Hathaway.
Cher's rep says that she was not victimized and is not sure how the singer ended up in the affidavit, but Griffith has reportedly told police that she is willing to participate in any investigation or legal proceedings against Perez.
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Lindsay Lohan's attorney met for several hours yesterday with the new judge handling her case. Shawn Chapman Holley told reporters that she met with Judge Elden Fox, and the Deputy D.A. Danette Meyers, hoping to refocus the case against Lohan and see whether any changes in her sentence was possible. When pressed for a possible time frame for Lohan's release from rehab, Holley told reporters, "I can't, I wish I could. I'm not the judge. Nothing has been decided." Lohan has been at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center since her release from jail on August 2. But Holley did say that Lohan was "good."
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Fantasia Barrino's alleged lover says that the 'American Idol' winner is not to blame for breaking up his marriage. Antwaun Cook's lawyer said, "Antwaun would be remiss not to address the criticism and judgment he has received. He knew Fantasia Barrino but the failure of his marriage can in no way be blamed on anyone except the two people that were a part of the union – Paula and Antwaun."
Barrino, who was rushed to the hospital last week, has confirmed that she dated Cook "off and on" for a few months, but that she believed that the couple was already separated.