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Ellen Out, Kara Fired, Steven Tyler, J-Lo In

Rumors flying on rearranged Idol judge panel

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres is off American Idol —and sources tell TMZ Kara DioGuardi is too, though not by choice. DioGuardi has reportedly been fired, and the show will return to its three-judge format...with Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler in talks to join the last remaining judge, Randy Jackson, reports... More »

Ellen DeGeneres Quits American Idol

Comic blames bad fit; show now has 2 judging vacancies

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres is dancing off American Idol after one season, leaving Fox's hit show with two vacancies on its judging panel. If the singing contest intends to revamp itself to stem a ratings slide, it has the opportunity to bring in two new faces for Season 10, which starts in... More »

Idol Tanking Because Ellen's Gay

Or it could be because the show kinda sucks now...

(Newser) - American Idol is floundering, and the director of Christian Newswire knows why: Because new judge Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian. She’s a “left wing social activist” who spouts “lesbian one-liners” left and right, Gary McCullough writes, adding that “network television is on a pro-homosexuality bender" which... More »

The Most Influential Gay Americans

Ellen tops 'Out' magazine list for 2nd straight year

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres and Barney Frank have switched places atop Out magazine's annual list of the most influential gay Americans, but the talk show host and American Idol judge probably isn't gloating about her win—she's that nice. To see the top five, check out the slideshow above. To see who... More »

On Idol, Ellen DeGeneres Is Stealing the Show

She's friendly, down to earth, and won't play 'second fiddle' to Simon

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres gets a glowing review for her work on American Idol from Alessandra Stanley. "Midway through her first season, Ms. DeGeneres has all but hijacked the show, playing second fiddle to no one, not even the overbearing Mr. Cowell," she writes in the New York Times . All... More »

Simon 'Meaner Than I Thought': Ellen

New judge DeGeneres doesn't hold back on American Idol

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres flashed the humor many expected of her in tonight’s screen debut as an American Idol judge—and beforehand got off a shot at departing fellow judge Simon Cowell, saying the acerbic Brit is “actually meaner than I thought.” That tidbit comes via a video on... More »

Ellen: Simon Is Smart But Mean

DeGeneres talks Cowell, Paula Abdul as American Idol returns

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres makes her debut as the newest American Idol judge on Tuesday, and she talks Simon Cowell (he’s “smart,” but “mean” and “insensitive”) and more with the Wall Street Journal :
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