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Ellen: I'm the New Judge on 'American Idol'

9/9/2009 9:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paula Abdul's vacant seat at the judges table on "American Idol" has officially been filled ... by Ellen DeGeneres.



Ellen announced the big news during a taping of her talk show today, saying "I have a big announcement to make. No one knows this ... I am going to be the new judge on 'American Idol.'"

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91.

Very Proud    

While I love to watch Ellen on her "OWN" day time TV show daily,

I DON'T WANT TO SEE HER ON AMERICAN IDOL!

I LOVED PAULA EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS A BIT WACKED SOMETIMES.

I have been an avid watcher of A.I. but don't think I'll be turning in for this next season.

Can't STAND Kara at all. Don't Like Randy.

The only reason I watched was Simon and Paula.

Just my opinion... I think the show is on it's way out.

Bye-Bye

1833 days ago
92.

endie    

Should be interesting to see that

1833 days ago
93.

Renee    

I love Ellen and all, but pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. What the heck does she really know about professional singing????? Getting way off track here, Idol.

1833 days ago
94.

kerrybabyxx    

As if she needs the money.These judges have got to be the richest,and best paid on the planet.

1833 days ago
95.

T.    

I think this is excellent!! I love Ellen... shes great... This was a wonderful surprise, she is going to make this show the best its ever been. Way to go Ellen!! When I first learned that Paula was definitely off I didn think I would be watching as often but now that Ellens on I am looking forward to watching it again.This is gonna be fun!!! Whoever thought of asking Ellen to be a judge deserves a raise... Im psyched..... : ) Good move IDOL, Ellen has lots and lots of loyal fans.... She will be an asset to the show.

1833 days ago
96.

stan    

I hope she stays sober

1833 days ago
97.

LakersFan    

This is so GAY!

"When you say that's so gay do you realize what you say? Knock it off" - Lame Spokesperson (Hilary Duff, Wanda Sykes...)

1833 days ago
98.

isthatallthereis    

OMG - I liked her before she had to tell the world she's gay - YUK!!!

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99.

Simone    

100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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100.

Simone    

Damn!!!!!! I prefer Paula as judge on AI. But, Helen is funny. Hehehe. At least, sometimes...

1833 days ago
101.

Jill Goessling    

Ridiculous choice. Her kind of humor does NOT
fit this show. BAD CHOICE.

1833 days ago
102.

Tina Artiach    

Ellen I can't stand you, you are gay and I know that is wrong read the BIBLE I will never watch the show again sad but true

1833 days ago
103.

Inny    

Richard Pryor was funny.
Katt Williams is funny.
Gilbert Gottfried is funny.
Chritopher Hitchens is funnier then Ellen.

But anyone is qualified to be a judge on AI.
All you need are a set of ears.

btw:
Whatever happened about that incident when Ellen used her show as a platform...
to TRY and smear that woman who wouldn't let her keep the dog... that Ellen didn't want to give back...
so Ellen balled on tv...
hoping that would get her what she wanted.
Now that she's ALWAYS got the cameras on her...
she's going to milk it for all she's got.

When someone tells you who are they...
believe them.

She's dirty.








1833 days ago
104.

tenley    

WOW, serious downer. She's such a wet rag. Her humor is fake forced and she lost me with that over-the-top self-induced puppy drama. Total tonal change in the show and one for the worse.

1833 days ago
105.

Inny    

If your cult tells you to hate homosexuals (which most of them are)...

but your cult continues to get away with sexually abusing your children ...

which you don't stop because you're impotent....then you are a...

A Zombie.

A Meathead.

A Pawn.

A good soldier.

Mentally Ill.






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