American Idol Snags DeGeneres as 4th Judge
By Will McCahill, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2009 8:00 PM CDT
Ellen DeGeneres, right, and wife Portia de Rossi.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres will be the fourth judge on the next season of American Idol, the Wrap reports. The deal, announced by Fox tonight, fills the star spot vacated by Paula Abdul, who quit the show this summer in a salary dispute.

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Sep 24, 2009 10:11 AM CDT
Paula Abul is sooo fucking stupid to give up a job like that!, Boodles of Money and looks like it would be a fun job!.
Sep 10, 2009 10:22 AM CDT
You're clearly very excited.
Sep 10, 2009 8:07 AM CDT
I may actually watch it now!