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'American Idol': Ellen DeGeneres replaces Paula Abdul as fourth judge
Zap2it ^ | September 9, 2009 | Andrea Reiher

Posted on 09/10/2009 6:58:58 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky

Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named as the fourth "American Idol" judge.

FOX announced this evening that Ellen will be joining Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson on the "American Idol" judging panel in the wake of Paula Abdul's departure. She will join the panel after the initial auditions, so I'm hoping that means she is there for Hollywood Week.

DeGeneres had this to say: "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, and think of all the money I'll save from not having to text in my vote."

"I could not be more excited to have Ellen join the "American Idol" family," said creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. "Ellen has been a fan of the show for many years, and her love of music and understanding of the American public will bring a unique human touch to our judging panel. I can't wait for this next season to begin."

From the FOX press release: "A beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer, DeGeneres' distinctive comic voice has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances through her work today on television, in film and in the literary world. DeGeneres has made a home for herself in the daytime arena with her hit syndicated talk show, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' The show, now entering its seventh season, won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host four years in a row and has earned a total of 29 Daytime Emmy Awards."

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Ellen Degenerate has absolutely expertise in the music business. So what is the point of bringing her on the program? Shoving a lesbian down the throats of viewers?
1 posted on 09/10/2009 6:58:58 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: Ol' Sparky

Now I have another reason not to watch this and “24”...


2 posted on 09/10/2009 6:59:45 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Ol' Sparky

No one is gonna shove a lesbian down MY throat!


3 posted on 09/10/2009 7:00:00 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: Ol' Sparky
The panel still needs someone who is handicapped to make it perfectly PC...
4 posted on 09/10/2009 7:01:19 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Well, that’s it for me ... I used to like the show .. but I won’t watch Ellen Degenerate


5 posted on 09/10/2009 7:01:58 AM PDT by clamper1797 (If Obama were a paid Soviet agent he could not do more damage ... Sen Thomas Jordan)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Welcome the the New, I say... New Butt Order (NBO)
6 posted on 09/10/2009 7:02:14 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: Ol' Sparky

But what about her skills with the jig?

Surely that must count for some kind of talent!


7 posted on 09/10/2009 7:03:34 AM PDT by chris37
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To: Ol' Sparky

Yikes. From the frying pan into the fire.


8 posted on 09/10/2009 7:03:47 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Ol' Sparky
Well, that pretty much guarantees I won't be watching that show anymore.
9 posted on 09/10/2009 7:03:50 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

How about a three legged dog instead of that human waste?


10 posted on 09/10/2009 7:04:57 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: clamper1797

I feel the same way.


11 posted on 09/10/2009 7:05:06 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: Ol' Sparky
So comes the end of American idol, it will now be named American idiot.
12 posted on 09/10/2009 7:05:14 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: clamper1797
Well, that’s it for me ... I used to like the show .. but I won’t watch Ellen Degenerate

I wrote American Idol and told them they just lost me as a viewer. My daughter and I would watch together. We saw Ellen on "So You Think You Can Dance" as a guest host, and she didn't know ANYTHING about dancing. And surprisingly, she wasn't even funny. I noticed also on HuffPo that there were almost as many negative comments about Ellen (as host) as positive ones. I sent that link to Idol with my e-mail. What a big mistake!
13 posted on 09/10/2009 7:06:03 AM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: clamper1797
The little woman said the same thing.
14 posted on 09/10/2009 7:06:04 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

She has no experience in the music business, unlike the other judges....not that the others are all that good at finding talent anyway.

So what is the point of adding her?


15 posted on 09/10/2009 7:06:22 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: I Buried My Guns

No one is shoving a lesbian down your throat, you don’t have to watch. I agree it makes no sense because she has no experience in the business, but lesbian or not (and really, who cares? she’s a good person), the woman cracks me up. She is a comedic genius.


16 posted on 09/10/2009 7:06:37 AM PDT by salada
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To: Ol' Sparky

I already decided that I’d had enough with 24. Now I’m done with American Idol too. Although I’d kind of already decided that since I didn’t watch any of it last year.


17 posted on 09/10/2009 7:06:58 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: salada

Part of the show’s appeal was the interaction between Paula and Simon though. Without that I think it will suffer a little, and maybe lose some ratings. Ellen can be funny though.


18 posted on 09/10/2009 7:07:34 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Ol' Sparky
Geeze Louise, a wretched , ghastly pic.

Hey Idol, you losers, why didn't you allow the viewers to pick the next judge, eh? Huh, huh?

That miserable wench wouldn't have even been suggested.

19 posted on 09/10/2009 7:08:25 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Ol' Sparky

Does this constitute “Jumping the Shark”? Mr. Ellen will do nothing to help the ratings since AI is already a favorite of the 1% gay populace. What is the upside?


20 posted on 09/10/2009 7:08:30 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Ol' Sparky
I've NEVER watched it and certainly NEVER will with a freaking lesbian as a “judge”! LOL!!! How can someone so dysfunctional “judge” anyone? LOL!!! The “get rich quick” idea is too liberal for me and that is what this show is about as well as totally destroying a person. One unstable one committed suicide after being dressed down on their show. This show is a waste of time. I don't understand why people watch it.
21 posted on 09/10/2009 7:08:39 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Hmmm, mixed feelings here. Never watched the show, but for some strange reason, I do like Helen D.


22 posted on 09/10/2009 7:08:40 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: TNCMAXQ

Jump the Shark moment!


23 posted on 09/10/2009 7:09:09 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Ol' Sparky

I never watch “American Idol” and I defintely won’t now; let the rest of the country drool over a has-been carpet chomper. There is always something good on the NFL Channel.


24 posted on 09/10/2009 7:09:40 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd love to see a Smart Car demolition derby.....)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Simon Bowel is not going to shove his homosexual agenda America's throat. Click!

25 posted on 09/10/2009 7:10:37 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Bitter Clunker Clinger all wee-wee'd up, Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: salada

She is a bed wetting liberal Good person my A$$


26 posted on 09/10/2009 7:10:49 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: I Buried My Guns
No one is gonna shove a lesbian down MY throat!

I'm actually a lesbian trapped in a man's body. ;)

27 posted on 09/10/2009 7:10:54 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Paging Col. von Stauffenberg, please pick up the white courtesy phone at Langley)
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To: VanDeKoik
So what is the point of adding her?

She has a good understanding of entertainment and performance. Her presence will change the focus of the show somewhat from a purely musical competition to one with perhaps a bit more showmanship and performance skills.

American Idol has been on the air for years and could use a little shaking up. Plus, she's funny and well liked by a lot of people (even if she's not a favorite to some FReepers ;0)

IMHO her presence will improve the program which is getting into a rut.

28 posted on 09/10/2009 7:10:56 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: TNCMAXQ

I think that use to be part of the appeal. I’ve watched every season and their bickering just got old. Paula’s ramblings make no sense and she is a bore to listen to.


29 posted on 09/10/2009 7:11:04 AM PDT by salada
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To: Ol' Sparky

Between the lose of Paula and adding Ellen, Idol will see about a 20% decline in viewership. Losing Paula made enough fans mad, and adding Ellen just made things worse. They would have been better just sticking with 3 judges.


30 posted on 09/10/2009 7:11:30 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Ol' Sparky

Maybe they can get the judges to waterski over a shark ...


31 posted on 09/10/2009 7:11:49 AM PDT by clamper1797 (If Obama were a paid Soviet agent he could not do more damage ... Sen Thomas Jordan)
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To: Ol' Sparky

My husband and I have watched this show from the beginning and have really enjoyed it. We are tuning out this next season. Not only do we find Kara irritating, but the addition of Ellen takes away even more from the show. She comes across as a “nice” person (probably is) and I’m sure they are hoping that she will be the “Paula” to Simon’s gruffness. But it was a crazy dynamic between Paula and Simon and Randy that worked so well and gave the show the cheeze it so richly deserved. That’s all gone now.


32 posted on 09/10/2009 7:11:56 AM PDT by indubitably
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To: Ol' Sparky

33 posted on 09/10/2009 7:12:37 AM PDT by shiva
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To: Ol' Sparky

Can’t stand watching the woman and change the channel anytime she appears. This kills any interest in watching AI (minimal interest to begin with).


34 posted on 09/10/2009 7:12:59 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Ol' Sparky

My first thought is that this was FOX’s make up to the GAY community for Adam losing in the finals last year. They do not want to lose gay viewers who where pissed when he lost because all the family values fans voted against him.


35 posted on 09/10/2009 7:13:10 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (Proud Member of the DHS radical list since Jan 20, 2009)
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To: Ol' Sparky
She's rough on the eyeballs, but can be funny if she's not being self-righteous.

Has none of the googly-eyed raving crazy appeal that Paula brought to the show.

And her "protected status" as a lesbian will prevent the others from attacking her opinions when she's being an ass. Even Simon will stow his barbs out of PC respect.

36 posted on 09/10/2009 7:13:37 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I think it’s time to go netactivist and keep pushing a boycott of American Idol for this. It bothered me when Disney lifted Degeneres up in “Finding Nemo” (she was Dora’s voice) and it bothers me that they are putting her on a “family friendly” show now. Time to actually change a minor pattern of behavior folks and let others know to do the same.

I will be happy if this tips American Idol and it loses it’s cache.


37 posted on 09/10/2009 7:15:03 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Ellen is a turn off to a large chunk of idol viewers. Stupid move. Even though Ellen is not an in your face type, she still does not represent the values of most viewers and they will see it as a slap in the face.


38 posted on 09/10/2009 7:15:56 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Ol' Sparky

You almost wonder if Simon is sticking it to Paula in some way.
“See Paula, you are replacable, even by HELEN”


39 posted on 09/10/2009 7:16:07 AM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I wonder if she flirts with the female contestants? Geez. She has NO EXPERIENCE in the music business. Why didn’t they just put an athlete or a politician on there, same difference.


40 posted on 09/10/2009 7:16:31 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: shiva

That’s what I’m talkin’ about! You’re not getting that kind of beautiful cleavage from Ellen!!


41 posted on 09/10/2009 7:16:35 AM PDT by Mustard
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To: Ol' Sparky

This was the one mindless entertainment show that I actually enjoyed following and was able to turn politics off for an hour each week. Fox screwed up big time. I won’t be watching this season.


42 posted on 09/10/2009 7:16:38 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Ol' Sparky

She has a kind heart. Doesn’t that count for anything with you people?


43 posted on 09/10/2009 7:17:11 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Ol' Sparky

Does Ellen’s contract require that she abuse prescription medication like Paula?

I can’t boycott something I don’t watch to begin with. But this is truly a stupid move.

Did they narrow the choices down to Ellen and Rosie?


44 posted on 09/10/2009 7:17:27 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Ol' Sparky

Network Ratings Suicide 101 ;-)


45 posted on 09/10/2009 7:17:48 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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She has a kind heart. Doesn’t that count for anything with you people?

It's too bad Mother Theresa's dead. She'd be top candidate by that criteria.

MT probably knew more about the music business than Ellen too.
46 posted on 09/10/2009 7:19:47 AM PDT by chrisser (Jim Thompson is the the finest, bravest, most honorable American I have ever known...)
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47 posted on 09/10/2009 7:20:21 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: salada

I think she’s funny too, even though she’s as liberal as they come.

On the other hand, I don’t find Dennis Miller funny at all.


48 posted on 09/10/2009 7:21:20 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: All

Coming soon:

Perez Helton replaces Simon Cowell as American Idol judge...


49 posted on 09/10/2009 7:21:24 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Network Ratings Suicide 101 ;-)

Absolutely. It was enough that loyal, long-time viewers were going to have to adjust to Paula not being there. Now we have to deal with Ellen. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted. Why change a show that's been a hit for several years. Makes no sense.

50 posted on 09/10/2009 7:22:09 AM PDT by jersey117
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