OK, here is the latest…
Kara DioGuardi is also rumored to be out. Not bowing out like Ellen but out as in fired.
And rumored to be in are Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
And one rumor is that the judges’ panel will return to the three-person format.
And another rumor is that Simon’s replacement will be named on Monday. If that is to be Tyler then it all makes sense.
In the meantime, auditions crank up next month at sites around the country including 0ne at AT&T Park in SF. Guess that “Dawg” Randy Jackson will be there as a judge. That’s about the only thing we know for sure.