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Ellen to 'Idol' Fans -- Don't Hate Me

9/10/2009 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres made a plea to "Idol" nation today -- telling fans that she's not to blame for Paula Abdul's departure from the show.

A seemingly excited Ellen called in to "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" this morning, where she told Ryan she doesn't want people to think she's "evil" for taking Paula's job.

Though Paula has yet to comment on the switch, Ellen also said, "I hope Paula is okay with it."

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46.

Scott    

This is so dumb she know's jack about music

1816 days ago
47.

GotScoop?    

Well, I love Ellen -- and can't wait to see AI this coming season, especially the auditions, as Ellen will bring lots and lots of humor to the contestants.

AI is going to be funny as heck! We definitely need the laughter instead of the bickering (no offense Paula)!

I'm delighted about the choice, even though I don't think she'll last but one season.

1816 days ago
48.

bitzod    

with HUGH HIFNER& LARRY FLINT SKINS than you would have a show.She could still do her thang and hugh&larry could get it on tape if thier hands ever stop shakiN.

1816 days ago
49.

megafox    

Paula pls judge her right there and kick her out of the place before it turns to gray ground. I remember watching Paula and Simon the tension they build up is like a music video love and hate story.. I don't even know what Ellen has been touching she's going to need gloves to touch Simon coz i don't know if he can stand gray crap. I hate her stupid dance show it does not make sense As long as Paula is out I'm never watching that show the rest of the women don't fit in fox could you not even selected some one better than this Idiot? Her senseless show if for lazy people with nothing better to do and i guess from now on American idol becomes a lazy stupid show Music companies are now advised to stay away from fox it is a bad virus to get any thing fox

1816 days ago
50.

are you kidding?!    

Get a life, will you people?

The Organization got her there and she is there to stay.

So get over it!!!

You cannot change anything!!!

ANYTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!

1816 days ago
51.

Joeb    

It doesn't matter to me as long as one of the judges gets some good pills and makes me laugh like Paula did.

Hey Paula...can you hook Ellen up?

1816 days ago
52.

deb    

WTF does she know about music? Oh thats right this isnt really music its crap. carry on.

1816 days ago
53.

bitzod    

BUT her dam shoes get me so HOT...I have to see them fast...where did she get those. CU@The..SHOE BOXXX

1816 days ago
54.

Pattie    

Absolutely a horrible choice!!! Come on American Idol bring Paula back and pay her...The show will not be the same without her. I will not continue to watch and I've been watching since the first season...

1816 days ago
55.

gary    

Please tell me she's not gonna dance every episode.

1816 days ago
56.

bitzod    

if she takes it all off&dances

1816 days ago
57.

badman003    

I have been watching this show from the beginning with my wife and have grown to like it, but I absolutely can't stand Ellen and I will definitely will not watch now. I would rather go out to the garage and jam a screwdriver in my ear than watch this waste of skin and air! I will tell you what AI the only way your going to get me to watch this show with Ellen is to get her to pour gas on herself and light a match! Ellen please take yourself, Rosie O Donut, Whoopi, Nancy Pelosi and and a few others and just go away.

1816 days ago
58.

j    

Question to # 50.

WHAT IS THE "ORGANIZATION"? I THINK I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING BUT TELL ME FOR SURE. I BET MY GUT ISS RIGHT WHAT YOU MEAN.

#50 sez:


50. Get a life, will you people?

The Organization got her there and she is there to stay.

So get over it!!!

You cannot change anything!!!

ANYTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted at 4:33PM on Sep 10th 2009 by keep going

1816 days ago
59.

OC Get A Life    

I think Ellen is one of the few genuine persons coming out of Hollywood. Ofcourse, she had nothing to do with Paula Abdul's departure, that was a contractual issue and from my understanding, Paula has several no projects on line already. And, truth be told, Paula's alchol issues and initmate involvements with Idol contestants were not healthy. Hopefully, now that she is on to new things, she will get the treatment that she needs and once again becomes a great artist and entertainer.

1816 days ago
60.

Terrie    

Awesome!! Great choice.

1816 days ago
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