2009-09-10

New Idol judge


The NY Daily News (and nearly ever other media outlet ) is reporting that Ellen DeGeneres will replace Paula Abdul as a judge on American Idol.

"I'm thrilled to be the new judge on 'American Idol'" DeGeneres said in a statement Wednesday night. "I've watched since the beginning, and I've always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I'll save from not having to text in my vote."

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I consider this theoretically good news. Ellen is great. She's funny and seems genuinely nice.

And I get kick out of Idol. I used to watch it regularly (Bo Bice got robbed), but lately, there's just so much of it. I Tivo it and build up a bunch of episodes.

But American Idol is one of those shows I like enough to to Tivo, but don't like enough to actually watch the episodes I record. And eventually Tivo gives up and erases them.

What shows do you like well enough to Tivo but not well enough to watch?

11 comments:

Daisy said...

I saw her when she was a guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" and she was funny. I am not sure she will be able to give any real singing critique though.

da patriot said...

I do not Tivo. I either watch or I do not watch. If Ellen is going to be on Idol, I will not be watching it.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is good news, just watching her show earlier. I have always loved Ellen.

storybeader said...

Never watch it, but I like Ellen. Now, she's someone to watch!

Shelly said...

I watch all my tivo shows and am thrilled that Ellen is joining Idol. It will make the fiasco of "tryouts" more bearable.

Jen said...

I love Ellen, I never watch her show but I love her stand-up. I would watch but don't have TiVo. I used to watch Idol and got really into it in 2007 but haven't recently. I'll try again this year. One of the shows I drop everything for, the only show I do this for actually, is The Big Bang Theory on CBS. It just cracks me up.

Jon Clarke said...

I love Ellen. She's a female Bob Newhart. And if this was Last Comic Standing I'd say it was a great move.

But dancing around on your talk show does not make you an expert on pop music.

And Paula really thought they'd cave into her demands.

Mimi said...

Ellen has really done well for herself. She may just be one of the few celebs who could bring additional viewers to Idol. Nice balance for Simon's ascerbic presence. The show didn't really need another music expert. Kara and Simon fill that space. I'm thinking Randy can go anytime...he really adds nothing...dog. Just doesn't do it for me...dog. Too pitchy...dog.

Matt @ TAWTOF said...

Is Ellen supposed to be the Yin to Cowells Yang?

Doesn't seem like a very good balance to me.

Silvergirl said...

good news!! ilike ellen she is funny..now we will see how she judge the "idol"

hitesh rawat said...

ohhoo........i think she will be good on that show......Paula abdul was good too.......but Ellen D would be great....\,,,/