Ellen DeGeneres Simon Cowell

4 Stories

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 »

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 »

Simon Wants Paula on X Factor

Cowell, Abdul in talks to team up on new show

(Newser) - Good news for anyone pining for the good ol' days of American Idol: Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell may be reuniting for Cowell’s X Factor. Sources tell TMZ the pair is discussing the possibility of Abdul coming on the US version of his UK hit as a judge. Cowell... 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 :
  • Paula Abdul: “I don't know if I'll be as nurturing as she
... More »

4 Stories