Is J.Lo the “Mean” Judge on American Idol?

There are conflicting reports out today about the new panel of judges on American Idol, specifically about who will emerge as the much loved/hated “mean” judge.

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features the cast on the cover, quotes Randy Jackson saying "People have been saying to us, 'Who's mean?' We've traded off on that because I think you have to always give people the truth, no matter what.”

But Ryan Seacrest told Access Hollywood that it was Jennifer who picked up the mean crown. "She expects a lot… she’s tough, but she gives tough love."

Clearly, we are just going to have to watch and see for ourselves. American Idol premiers January 19th on Fox.