Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ellen DeGeneres Replacing Paula Abdul as "American Idol"s New Fourth Judge

FOX announced yesterday that comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi as the new permanent fourth judge of "American Idol". She will replace Paula Abdul, who announced last month that she was quitting the show following a contract dispute. FOX’s Mike Darnell said in a press release that Ellen "is truly one of America’s funniest people and a fantastic performer who understands what it’s like to stand up in front of audiences and entertain them every day. We feel that her vast entertainment experience, combined with her quick wit and passion for music will add a fresh new energy to the show." Also in the press release Ellen said, "I’m thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. I’ve watched since the beginning, and I’ve always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true." Ellen will join the show after the audition rounds, where various celebrities will fill the fourth seat.

What do you think of Ellen as the new "Idol" judge? Upgrade or downgrade from Paula? Leave a comment & share your thoughts


Anonymous said...

Oh good grief. That's all this show needs. A fourth judge was a terrible idea to begin with and now its one that rolls her eyes and never has anything of value to say.... only trys for a funny quip. They should have never brought on Kara or got rid of Paula. This is a disaster in the making.

Anonymous said...

what the hell does she know about judging Idol......HIRE me....I know as much......I would work cheap...only 39.999 million a year...just a little under Simion...he is the best...what to know the him...Randy is OK...good person

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said
only trys for a funny quip
YOU hit that right on....what's sad is she thinks she's funny...she is something but NOT always funny....
NOW after I watched BB for the pasted 3 comes down to hearing this "news"....
HIRE KEVIN or Nat. neither deserve a penny....6 one half dozen of the other........GO GORDEN..FIRE WHAT WAS HER NAME AGIN??? Degenerate
OH sorry DeGeneres

Anonymous said...

That sucks. I don't care for DeGeneres. I won't be watching the show this season if she is one of the judges. They should have negotiated better with Paula.

Anonymous said...

These previous comments are absurd. I know many people who are excited about Ellen joining the show and more that will watch American Idol for the first time because of her. She was an awesome guest judge and has more talent than the other three judges combined AND she doesn't slur her words and look like she's about to pass out at any moment. Idol needs her variety of spice.

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