Jennifer Lopez tells People.com that she will be a tougher judge in the upcoming season of American Idol. It's not that she's changing her personality or is being told by producers to do it. She just believes that the bar was so high last season that she has to be more critical to keep the bar there. I have a suggestion on how to raise that bar.

 Someone needs to tell Steven Tyler that he should stop calling every performance "beautiful" and give some real constructive criticism. I love him as a judge and think he's an awesome addition, but he might be the one who's a little too nice on that panel. After a few months of X Factor, fans of Idol may start missing the frankness of Simon Cowell , so I think it's smart for Idol to toughen up.