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Steven Tyler on Hand for Anti-Paparazzi Act Hearing in Hawaii

Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Steven Tyler has had enough of the paparazzi and he's lending his star power -- and his name -- to a new law in Hawaii that seeks to limit photographers' ability to snap the stars.

The so-called "Steven Tyler Act," initiated by the Aerosmith rocker himself and written by his manager Dina LaPolt, would provide a legal remedy for celebrities who are photographed by paparazzi while involved in "personal or familial activity."

The anti-paparazzi bill goes beyond what some states already have in place to protect celebs.  More than just a limit on invasion of privacy, the law would impose liability on paps who use zoom lenses or audio devices to grab and then sell images or audio of stars who are in their homes or inside other private places.

Hawaii Senate Bill 465 is being presented at a Senate hearing in Honolulu on Friday and Tyler will be on hand, as will fellow rocker and Hawaii resident Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. The bill already enjoys support from two-thirds of the Senate.

"The paradise of Hawaii is a magnet for celebrities who just want a peaceful vacation,” Tyler said in a statement.  "As a person in the public eye, I know the paparazzi are there and we have to accept that. But when they intrude into our private space, disregard our safety and the safety of others, that crosses a serious line that shouldn't be ignored.”

The bill reportedly has the support of a slew of other celebrities, including Avril Lavigne, Tommy Lee, Britney Spears, and Ozzy Osbourne and his family.

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Steven Tyler Blasts Former Managers in "American Idol" Pay Raise Lawsuit

Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Steven Tyler has come to the defense of his lawyer, who's being sued by the Aerosmith singer’s former management group for allegedly ruining the rocker’s chances at scoring a big pay raise for being a judge on American Idol.

Kovac Media Group/Tenth Street Entertainment filed a lawsuit in October against attorney Dina LaPolt, claiming her negotiating strategy cost Tyler a $6 million to $8 million pay raise in 2011 in his contract for a second season with American Idol, and as a result cost them commissions.  Tyler was an Idol judge for two seasons.

Tyler and American Idol are not named as defendants in the lawsuit, but that hasn’t stopped the singer from blasting the former managers. reports that in a legal response on Monday, Tyler stated, “It is an understatement to say that I was very unhappy with the services and conduct of Allen Kovac. Among other things, he was disrespectful and rude to my business associates, insulted and verbally abused my fiancée, my lawyer, my family, my assistants, and my accountants.”

Tyler added, “This lawsuit is nothing more than Kovac’s desperate attempt to exact revenge for his loss of one valuable management client, mega famous rock star and television personality Steven Tallarico p/k/a Steven Tyler...”

LaPolt’s lawyers are seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed.

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Steven Tyler Leaves 'American Idol'

Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- All the talk lately has been about Jennifer Lopez leaving American Idol, but Steven Tyler has beat her to it.  A statement from Fox confirms that Tyler is departing the show.

In a statement, Tyler says, "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,” said Tyler.  “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."

Tyler went on to say that he's going to spend the next few years "kicking some serious ass -- the ultimate in auditory takeover."  He ends by plugging the new Aerosmith album, Music from Another Dimension, and adding, "Idol was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it…Now it’s time to bring Rock Back.”

Idol creative and executive producer Simon Fuller said in a statement, "I completely understand [Steven's] desire to get back to his life as the singer in America's greatest-ever rock band. American Idol will miss him!”  

Fox executive Mike Darnell, who was instrumental in securing Tyler for the show, added, "We are very sad that Steven has chosen to focus more on his music, but we always knew when we hired a rock ’n’ roll legend, he would go back to the music.  We all wish him all the best and would love to have him back on the show anytime.”

Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson are still judges on the show as of this moment, though J-Lo mused Thursday morning on NBC's Today show that it "may be time" for her to go.

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Steven Tyler Draws Negative Reviews over National Anthem Performance

Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- The public has spoken, and they did not care much for Steven Tyler's performance of the national anthem at the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

The American Idol judge and frontman of the Boston-based band Aerosmith screeched his way through "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the New England Patriots' home game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass.

At various times, Tyler applied his trademark screams to the song, especially when he belted out the lyrics, "And the rockets' red glare" and, "O'er the land of the free."  The crowd gave him a nice applause afterward, but there were many football fans and Internet critics that panned the performance.

Yahoo! Sports posted an article with the headline, "Steven Tyler’s Scarf Better Than ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Rendition."  Tyler wore a scarf bearing a Patriots logo with red, white and blue sequins.

The Patriots defeated the Ravens to advance to the Super Bowl and face the new NFC champs, the New York Giants.

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Jewelry Designer Says Steven Tyler Proposed to Girlfriend 

Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The rumors are growing that Steven Tyler is engaged to his girlfriend, Erin Brady.

Us Weekly quoted a jewelry designer who said Tyler popped the question with a ring she made. The ring is said to be a five-carat brilliant cut diamond set on a micro pave diamond and platinum band.

Designer Loree Rodkin told the magazine, "Having made Steven's jewelry for so many of the past years it was an honor to be part of his future...with all my love to Steven and Erin."

Brady reportedly was spotted wearing a fancy ring while hanging out with the Aerosmith frontman in Hawaii on Christmas Day. They've been dating for five years.

Tyler has been married twice.

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'Oprah's Next Chapter' Debuts Jan. 1

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- She may have left the studio, but Oprah Winfrey does not plan to stop her interviews with celebrities and remarkable people.

Her network, OWN, is set to launch Oprah’s Next Chapter early next year.  The media mogul will be seen traveling around the world chatting to newsmakers, leaders and real-life families.

The premiere episode, which airs Jan. 1, will be a two-hour special on Aerosmith frontman and American Idol host Steven Tyler.

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Steven Tyler Says He "Passed Out" Before Shower Mishap

Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images(ASUNCION) -- It’s certainly not the first time Steven Tyler has fallen, but his latest spill in a hotel shower in Paraguay left the Aerosmith frontman, 63, looking more like a street fighter, complete with missing teeth, a cut eye, and busted lip.

Naturally, the fall has people wondering if maybe Tyler, who has struggled with substance abuse problems in the past, also fell off the wagon. He called into the Today show Thursday to set the record straight, telling Matt Lauer, drinking “is not the issue.”

 “Quite frankly, I passed out. I was in the shower, I got nauseous, I started to get sick, I fell on my face,” he said of the Tuesday mishap. “What’s it called when you eat something, Montezuma’s revenge? I took a walk with the Incas for 48 hours. I walked in looking like [Mikhail] Baryshnikov and walked out looking like Leon Spinks.”

Tyler’s manager called the American embassy and took the American Idol judge to the best hospital in the Paraguay capital, Asuncion.

“It was like one-stop shopping,” Tyler said. “They stitched up my eye, they did a little plastic surgery and they fixed my tooth all in one fell swoop.”

The singer went on stage that next day with sunglasses but soon took them off to applause. He reassured fans that the rest of Aerosmith’s South American tour would continue.

“Short of having my leg taken off, people can expect me to hit the stage no matter what,” he said.

As for still having to answer questions about his substance abuse history, Tyler said, “It’s nothing I don’t understand. It makes me a little upset. But I get that people think that. It’s something that bothers me and it’s something I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life.”

Then, showing that he hasn’t lost his humor, Tyler proclaimed, “You can’t handle the tooth.”

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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Breaks Teeth in Hotel Bathroom Fall

Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images(ASUNCION, Paraguay) -- Steven Tyler was hospitalized Tuesday in Asuncion, Paraguay, after an apparent fall in his hotel bathroom, Agence France-Press reports, citing a Spanish-language article in the country's ABC Digital.  The Aerosmith singer, whose band was supposed to play in Asuncion on Tuesday night as part of its recently launched South American tour, reportedly broke two teeth and suffered cuts to his mouth and his eyebrow in the accident.  According to ABC Digital, the concert has been postponed.

In August 2009, Tyler broke his shoulder after falling from the stage during an Aerosmith concert in Sturgis, South Dakota, bringing that show to an abrupt halt.  He later admitted that he had been snorting the sleeping pill Lunesta prior to the gig.

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Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson Returning to 'Idol'

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It's official: Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson will all be back for the 11th season of American Idol.

In a statement issed Wednesday, Simon Fuller, the creator and executive producer of the Fox show, said, "Having both Jennifer and Steven return to Idol in 2012 alongside Randy is such a positive reflection on what was a wonderful and hugely successful season last year, and everyone is delighted."  

Executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz added, "Their chemistry and ability to select amazing talent made last season one of our most successful yet, and we look forward to going on another exciting ride."

Jennifer Lopez had at first been coy about whether or not she was returning to the show, and then rumors swirled that she was getting a massive payday to come back.  That led to rumors that a jealous Tyler wanted to renegotiate his own deal.  Of course, financial details of the two stars' returns have not been made public.

The show’s 11th season debuts on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10 p.m ET.   

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'American Idol's' Top Three Perform for a Spot in the Finals

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol's top three competed Wednesday night for a spot in the finals.

Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler as always were on hand to off their opinions.  Beyonce was also on hand to offer some guidance and premiere her new video, "Run the World (Girls)," from her album 4, out June 28.

There were three rounds of competition Wednesday night.  The contestants chose their first song with help from Beyonce.  Producer Jimmy Iovine chose the second, and the judges picked the third.

Here's what happened:

Scotty McCreery kicked the night off with his favorite Lonestar song, "Amazed."  Beyonce thought Scotty was a "cutie pie" with a full voice, but she was surprised to hear him go into his upper register with "Amazed."  Steven said Scotty just keeps getting better and better and Jennifer agreed, saying Scotty had grown so much this season and adding, "I'm sure there were a million girls out there wishing you were singing that song to them."  Randy applauded Scotty for a smart song choice and called the end of his performance "money."

For the second round, Jimmy Iovine chose the Thompson Square song "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" for Scotty because it reminded him of classic Tom Petty mixed with current country. Steven said he'd never heard Scotty deliver a chorus like that before. Jennifer said Scotty was in the zone and comfortable in his skin this round. Randy thought it was a perfect song choice and said Scotty was approaching Garth Brooks' level of performance.

The judges chose Kenny Rogers' "She Believes in Me" for Scotty's third performance. Steven said he'd never heard Scotty deliver a chorus like that, and Jennifer said, "Good job, baby.  So proud of you."  Randy said it was very nicely done.

Lauren Alaina chose Faith Hill's debut single "Wild One."  Beyonce thought it was good that Lauren chose something fun to loosen her up for the first round. Jennifer loved how Lauren really attacked the song, while Randy thought it was a nice song choice and said he could tell Lauren connected with it. Steven thought Lauren was ready for America to just be all over her.

Jimmy chose The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" for Lauren's second song. Jennifer said Lauren had the most beautiful tone in her voice of all three of the contestants, and added that any mistakes Lauren made during the song happened because she was caught up in the moment. Randy said Lauren was in it to win it, even with a few stumbles this round. Steven thought Lauren nailed it.

The judges chose Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" for Lauren's third performance. Jennifer said she got goose bumps from Lauren's performance, declaring "I'm going to dare to say you won that round for me already." Randy said the song was one of his favorites, and Steven said Lauren walked onto the stage like she owned the Grand Ole Opry. He thought she sang the song it perfectly.

Haley Reinhart went with Led Zeppelin's "What Is and What Should Never Be," which Beyonce thought was a really interesting song choice. She also loved Haley's presence. Randy said Haley killed it with a song that isn't for the faint of heart and called it her best performance yet. Steven called it superb, and Jennifer applauded Haley for carrying on even though she fell during the performance. Randy joked that he thought the fall was planned.

Haley sang "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac for the second round, at Jimmy's suggestion. Randy said she did a good job, but he thought it felt like a somber moment. Steven said this performance made him remember why he fell in love with Stevie Nicks in the first place. Jennifer said it was a beautiful moment, but she was waiting for Haley to take it further at the end.

Haley took on "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette at the judge's request for the third round. Randy loved seeing Haley rock out in a soulful way, even though she had problems with some parts of the song. Steven said the performance was "amazing," "perfect" and "incredible." Jennifer thought no one could match Haley's vocal power.

The top two finalists will be revealed on American Idol Thursday night at 8:00 ET.  50 Cent, Nicole Scherzinger, and Il Volo are set to perform, too.

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