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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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106.

are you kidding?!    

This is American Idol

Who is better then Ellen? She is already IDOL.

Is there any better place than AL to speak to youths

...and promote gay marriages, not only in California but everywhere?

She is the best!

Young people everywhere will hear/recognize her message

She is beautiful, nice and funny - she will WIN America over.

You will see!

1845 days ago
107.

Kim    

I don't dislike Ellen but their choice makes absolutely no sense! I think it will backfire big.

1844 days ago
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