Peter Rice

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American Idol Axes Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler Over Money, Ratings

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were dumped by "American Idol," according to a new report. Money and flagging ratings appea to be the root causes. Were they too greedy? Was the show that bad? Yes and no. The show's problem, in part, is its own success. It has spawned competitors with snappier formats and more lucrative deals for contestants....