Ellen DeGeneres -- The New Queen of Mean? 1 9/13/2009 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF As if it were possible -- Ellen DeGeneres told a few paps yesterday she's going to be mean on "American Idol." That would be like Simon, well, being nice. More "American Idol" Paula on Ellen -- She'll Be Grrrrrrrrrrreat! Paula Abdul to Ellen -- 'Good Luck' Ellen: I'm the New Judge on 'American Idol'