Steven Tyler’s Daughter: He’s Saving “American Idol”

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New "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler has given audiences a fair share of edgy soundbites since the new season began -- and his daughter said she thinks it's keeping the ratings up.

From creepily admiring the looks of a 15-year-old girl, to getting occasionally bleeped out by the Fox show's editors, Mia Tyler told Life & Style that her rocker daddy is way more interesting than Simon Cowell and his nasty quips.

"We're a very sarcastic family," said Mia, a plus-sized model and Liv Tyler's paternal half-sister. "He's the funniest man I know. He's saving the show because it was kind of boring before. There's only so many times you can watch Simon be mean to people."

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While Mia may be biased, there's no doubt that the Aerosmith frontman's comments are entertainingly unpredictable. For example, he said about one contestant: "Water that flower 'cause I think it's gonna grow."

 And it sounds like Tyler is having a fun time doing it.

"He loves [being a judge]!" Mia said.

Liv Tyler, the rocker's famous actress daughter, also gushed about her dad on the show recently, explaining she got "goose bumps" watching her dad.

Now that's a supportive family!

Selected Reading: USA Today, MTV News, Billboard

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