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J.Lo Tells 'Extra' She'll Be Tough on 'Idol'

Newly crowned "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez won't be the next Simon Cowell, but she will be honest!

"Extra's" AJ Calloway caught up with Lopez right after the announcement that she, along with Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson, would be judging the show's 10th season, and asked her about how she'll handle her duties.

"I'm not one to stand down when I have strong beliefs about something," said the superstar singer.

Lopez is excited that this season will really concentrate on the music. "Randy, myself, Steven... we take music seriously. It's our life."

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J.Lo talked about Interscope Records exec Jimmy Iovine being one of this season's mentors. His label has been home to the Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige and Lady Gaga. Lopez said of this season's contestants, "They're going to get to work with the people who work with artists all the time and who expect a certain level."

The other bonus of doing 'Idol' for the singer/actress is being able to stay in one place for awhile. "It's a lot on the family, the babies, packing up and bringing them everywhere, making sure we're all together. You know how much we travel," laughing, "AJ travels with us sometimes. He's like our third triplet!"

The new "American Idol" season premieres January 2011 on FOX.

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