After two seasons of inappropriately hitting on young teenage girls, Steven Tyler is calling it quits on “American Idol“. The Aerosmith front man made it official yesterday, citing his desire to return touring with the band as the reason why. That way he can inappropriately hit on girls half his age on the road instead of in front of America. While Tyler’s antics were a breath of fresh air during Season 10, by Season 11 his hilarious sound bites transformed into rainbow beautiful unicorn nonsensical Paula Abdulisms.

I wonder if his departure has anything to do with the producers’ desire to keep Jennifer Lopez on the show. With Tyler gone, that frees up more money to spend on J. Lo. She is one pricey bitch after all. Reports also say that Randy Jackson is on his way out. Given that he’s been on the show since the first season, I would assume he brings in a hefty paycheck. Again more cash to spend on La Lopez. Word has it producers want a major overhaul to freshen up the show for Season 12.

UPDATE: Jennifer Lopez announced today on the Ryan Seacrest Show that she’s not returning to the show. She hinted that she may return in a guest mentoring capacity but nothing has been confirmed. This leaves Randy Jackson’s status as the only one that has not been revealed.

“After some long… hard… thoughts… I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit,” Tyler, 64, said in a statement. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back — but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band.”

“The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious a– — the ultimate in auditory takeover…On Nov. 6, we are unleashing our new album, Music from Another Dimension on the Earth, Moon, Mars, and way beyond the stars,” he continued. “Idol was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it…Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”

The other day I shared reports that Adam Lambert, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, will.i.am and Fergie were a few names floating around as possible judges. Now comes word that producers are in “serious talks” with Mariah Carey. They say the “Heartbreaker” singer is close to signing on. Whatever, if you ask me. Carey has been rumored to join Idol before, along with Fox’s other singing competition, “X Factor” several times. I’ll believe it when I see it.

What do you think of all the judging drama over at “American Idol“? Will you miss Tyler, Lopez or Jackson ? Do you think they should clean house and start fresh? Sound off below.