Big news on the judging and producing front. Nigel Lythgoe is back as the producer of American Idol, and it looks like he's cleaning house like he said he would from the sidelines. Jennifer Lopez is in, Ellen is out. Kara is rumored to have been fired already (crosses fingers). http://www.deadline.com/2010/07/breaking-ellen-out-of-idol/ It's official! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/30/kara-dioguardi-fired-off-_n_664895.html Steven Tyler appears to have been tapped for the third judge spot. And it looks like Randy is staying?