Ryan Seacrest Dishes On New ‘American Idol’ Judges: Jennifer Lopez Is The Mean One!

Simon Cowell is gone, but mean critiques from the “American Idol” judges’ table will continue thanks to Jennifer Lopez!

“Jennifer [is the mean one],” “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest told Access Hollywood at the 2011 E! TCA party on Tuesday. “She expects a lot… she’s tough, but she gives tough love.”

J.Lo might be the stern judge, but according to Ryan, Steven Tyler is the sensitive one who will be shedding some tears.

“Steven is probably our most emotional judge. We will probably see tears from Steven as well as laughs and he’s a prankster too, but they got along very well on the road,” Ryan continued.

In addition to “Idol,” Ryan is busy at work producing and slew of shows for E! and in the future is hoping to possibly launch is own network, like Oprah’s OWN.

“The idea is to try and come up with as many different shows as possible so that there would be an opportunity to have a network… that would be wonderful,” Ryan, whose credits include “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated,” explained.

Access also caught up with two of Ryan’s stars, Kris and Bruce Jenner, on Tuesday, who gave the scoop on their upcoming sixth season of “Keeping Up.”

“God only knows what’s going to happen this season,” Kris said, of the new season that starts shooting next month.

Kris also holds hopes that Ryan will be able to launch his own network… although she might have selfish motives.

“He’s a very talented creative guy and has the gift of knowing what might work and everything he does seems to turn to gold,” she continued. “If Ryan gets his own network, I would like to have a show on that network, so I’m on to his bandwagon!”

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