Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ellen is LEAVING American Idol

Wow, that was fast!

Ellen DeGeneres is leaving Idol:

“A couple months ago, I let FOX and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” she said in a statement. “I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for.”

The Emmy winning star remains the host of her popular daily syndicated talk show. As the fourth judge replacing Paula Abdul, she never seemed to find her footing on the show.

“I … realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on Idol and I am very grateful for the year I had, I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.”



Mr. Toddy English said...

Oh yeah...
Season Ten will be all she wrote for Idol.
Buh Bye!

Cubby said...

"...this didn’t feel like the right fit for me..."

Ellen, no one in America thought it was the right fit for you. Adios.

af said...

Looks like she's getting out at a good time. While the show is still very popular, it seems to be losing viewers every season. Ellen can see the writing on the wall; without Simon the show doesn't have the same appeal. Better to jump ship when it's popular than wait for the ratings to crash.

For those who watched the show last season it was obvious that Ellen didn't like hurting people's feelings and that she wanted to basically add comic relief.

She should stick with her show and possibly producing sitcoms b/c she has a real talent for comedy and a girl next door relatability that some other daytime talkshow hosts don't have....

Michael Rivers said...

Interesting. I don't think having her on the show had the effect the producers were hoping for.

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