I love Ellen, but what an odd choice to replace Paula Abdul on American Idol. Unless of course, they are looking for some comic relief, or someone to have snarky comments to combat Simon’s cranky side. I really would have loved for them to select someone who was young and hip. A fresh aspect to American Idol…but of course what do I know.
Celebrities are sounding off about American Idol’s recent new judge selection. It looks like Ellen has at least two fans, one is Sharon Osbourne and the other is Nick Cannon.
“She will be a breath of fresh air on that show, a complete breath of fresh air,” Osbourne, 56, told PEOPLE Wednesday. “It’s new blood. And [American Idol] needed something new to happen.”
America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, 28, also gave his stamp of approval. “I know she’s going to do amazing with that,” he said. “When you’re too serious, it’s never fun. She knows how to have fun.”
Ellen says, “I don’t know how it happened myself, but I have not missed one episode of that show,” DeGeneres said in the episode of the talk show that airs today. “I love everything about it and I love music, as you know. Hopefully I’m the people’s point of view because I’m just like you. I sit at home and I watch it and I don’t have that technical . . . I’m not looking at it in a critical way from the producer’s mind. I’m looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person.”
I wonder how poor Paula, our Gemini girl feels about all of this? There’s no way she’s going to earn the kind of money she made at American Idol. Astrologically, it does look like a positive year for Paula in love and career. Maybe she will expand her HSN product line.
Rumor on the street is Ellen is being paid at least $10 million a year for the gig, plus they will get all the free American Idol plugs on her daytime show. Should be interesting.