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The Steven Tyler Act, a bill named after the Aerosmith frontman that aims to protect celebrities from paparazzi during their private moments, was passed by the Hawaii state Senate on Tuesday, March 5, according to The Associated Press.
Tyler had asked Sen. Kalani English to sponsor the bill after unwanted photos of him and his girlfriend were taken at Tyler's Maui home and published in a national magazine, which caused family drama.
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Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler is set to attend a legislative hearing in Hawaii on Friday, February 8, on a bill that would limit people's freedom to take photos and video of celebrities.
The bill, which has been dubbed the Steven Tyler Act, will be considered by Hawaii's Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday morning, according to The Associated Press. It was reportedly written by the singer's manager, according to ABC News.
Aerosmith frontman and former "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance on the reality competition program during the Oklahoma City auditions, which aired on Thursday, January 31.
The singer showed up dressed as a woman, complete with a blonde wig, lipstick, animal print dress and heels. Video of his audition can be seen below.
Steven Tyler apologized publicly to Nicki Minaj during a recent interview on a Canadian television show after criticizing the rapper and her fellow judges from the upcoming "American Idol" season.
Tyler previously commented to MTV in a story published on November 26 about his time as an "American Idol" judge and made a reference to Minaj which suggested the rapper wouldn't have approved a contestant if he were like Bob Dylan.
Steven Tyler recently spoke his mind about new "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj, criticizing the rapper's judging abilities prior to the show's season 12 premiere.
"You just have to give your opinion," Tyler told MTV News in a story they posted on November 26. "It wasn't hard for me, but I would imagine it's hard for some people, and they need a manager to say 'Shut the (expletive) up, and just give them your opinion.' These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they're in New York City, they're scared to death; you're not going to get the best [out of them]... If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying."
Jennifer Lopez's rep says the singer and actress is leaving "American Idol," a day after her co-judge Steven Tyler said he will depart the singing contest series, in what marks the second major casting shakeup seen since the show's debut 10 years ago and made amid declining ratings.
The FOX network, which airs the show, which is still the most popular one on television, declined to comment about Lopez's future. The Associated Press quoted her rep as saying that Lopez is ending her time on the series.
Steven Tyler says he is leaving "American Idol" after serving as a judge on the singing contest series for the past two seasons, adding that he wants to concentrate on his work with his rock band and "first love," Aerosmith.
The 64-year-old rock singer made his announcement in a statement released by the FOX network on Thursday, July 12.
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The 42-year-old singer and actress made her debut on the hit FOX singing contest series in 2010 as part of a casting shakeup, aimed at boosting ratings. They have been on the decline for at least the past five years. Lopez has served as a judge alongside fellow newcomer Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and veteran cast member Randy Jackson for the past two seasons.
Steven Tyler and fellow members of his rock band Aerosmith took the stage during and after the "American Idol" season 11 finale on Wednesday to promote their upcoming album and the co-judge could not avoid the burning question on many people's minds.
Backstage, a reporter asked him if he would be upset if Jennifer Lopez, who joined the series along with him back in 2010, would not be back for season 12. She recently said she is unsure if she will return to "American Idol."
After a rough couple of years between band mates Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Aerosmith is back on the road and set to release a new album since 2001.
The band kicked off their Global Warming Tour in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 16. As Rolling Stone notes in their write up of the first tour date, The relationship between Tyler and Perry soured with Tyler's decision to join the "American Idol" judging panel irking Perry and the singer falling off stage during a concert tour date in 2009.
"American Idol" co-judge Steven Tyler is singing the praises of contestants Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez as the season 11 race heats up.
Phillips, a 21-year-old Georgia native, is known for his jazz rock sound and guitar performances and shares a mostly teenage female fan base with fellow contestant Colton Dixon. Sanchez, who is 16 and from San Diego, California emerged as a front-runner early in the competition when she sang "I Will Always Love You," the song that made Whitney Houston famous worldwide, weeks after the singer died.