Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler will officially join American Idol today during live event

At 1 p.m. ET today, American Idol will officially announce something we already know: Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson as judges for the show’s 10th season.

Ryan Seacrest will make the announcement and that will be followed by a press conference, although it’s not clear if that’s going to be a real press conference or a bullshit one like ABC’s DWTS cast announcement. Both will stream live on the show’s web site, on Facebook, and on UStream (watch below).

Is there any chance of a surprise? I wish, but it’s unlikely, which makes this whole thing a bit of a charade. But hey, it’s American Idol: spectacle without substance is what this show does best.

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