View Full Version : DeGeneres Named "American Idol" Judge

09-10-2009, 12:12 PM
Ellen DeGeneres is dancing her way into the fourth judge's seat on "American Idol."

Fox announced Wednesday the talk show host and comedian, who admittedly has no formal music experience, just a passion for tunes, will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the ninth season. The announcement all but seals the departure of Paula Abdul, the original third judge who announced she was quitting amid a contract dispute in July.

Wednesday's announcement came as a shock to many of the singing competition's fans, who did not expect the Emmy-winning talk show host to fill Abdul's spot. DeGeneres told her talk show audience in an episode scheduled to air Thursday that she had been "dying to tell everyone" and would not abandon her chatfest. Instead, she will have "a day job and a night job."

"The times we're living in," she quipped, "we're all doing that."


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09-11-2009, 12:02 PM
wow this is sad. there are lots of people out there that still want to pretend americal idol is a singing competition. it's going to be hard for them to accept this now.

09-11-2009, 12:11 PM
Speaking of that:

America Voted: Audience Not Happy With Ellen on 'Idol'

When asked if the talk show host would be a good replacement for Abdul, 55 percent of PopEater voters say no. Furthermore, when questioned if they thought it was fair that the singers would be judged by someone with no musical background, they answered that it was unfair.

link (http://www.popeater.com/2009/09/10/ellen-degeneres-american-idol/?icid=main|main|dl7|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popeater.com%2F2009%2F09%2F10%2Fellen-degeneres-american-idol%2F)

09-11-2009, 12:17 PM
Hey, if it means smoking hot babes showing a lot of cleavage and skin, get pushed further along in the competition, how bad can that be?