Jennifer Lopez All Smiles As She Previews American Idol New Season

9 January 2012, 11:21 | Updated: 9 January 2012, 11:27

The 'Crazy In Love' star joined judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson at Californian event.

Jennifer Lopez was all smiles as she helped launch the new season of America Idol in Pasadena over the weekend.

The 'Crazy In Love' star returns to the judging panel this year alongside Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson.

Wearing a fetching orange dress, J-Lo answered questions from the media who had gathered at the Television Critics Association 2012 Winter Tour.

The trio of judges were also joined by host Ryan Seacrest, who played down reports that he was set to be axed as the face of American Idol after the 11th series.

Meanwhile, J-Lo was spotted out and about with her rumoured new boyfriend Casper Smart in Miami last week.

The 'I'm Into You' star has been seen getting close with her backing dancer in public recently, although she is yet to confirm any details of a relationship.

Check out a photo of Jennifer Lopez promoting American Idol below (Picture: Getty).

Jennifer Lopez promoting the new series of America