Bil Browning

Replacing a lunatic with a lesbian

Filed By Bil Browning | September 10, 2009 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres, lesbian, lunatic, Paula Abdul, Rosie O'Donnell

By now you've heard that Ellen DeGeneres will be replacing Paula Abdul on American Idol Ellen DeGeneres_0.jpgthis season. They've dumped the lunatic for the lesbian.

If they'd picked Rosie O'Donnell, they could have gotten twice the bang for their buck. Just sayin'.

"Hopefully, I'm the people's point of view because I'm just like you," DeGeneres said on her syndicated talk show Thursday. "I sit at home and I watch it, and I don't have that technical ... I'm not looking at it in a critical way from the producer's mind. I'm looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person."

DeGeneres' hiring as the show's fourth judge all but seals the departure of Abdul, the original third judge who announced she was quitting amid a contract dispute in July.


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I'm curious how this will affect the banter between and about Simon and Seacrest...

Lunatic? Paula may have had her human weaknesses, but she was very popular with many hardcore Idol fans, some of whom have said they won't be watching the show now that she's gone. Paula also brought professional experience and sensibilities about music performance that are important to a judge -- that Ellen doesn't have.

So Ellen will have her work cut out for her, to convince the fans that she belongs there. She won't be able to fill Paula's shoes, so she'll have to build a pair of shoes of her own. I wish her well.

Paula Abdul is certifiably nuts. She's been the gossip and scandal of the show since the first season when the speculation was that it she was drinking her Coca Cola like Joan Crawford had her Pepsi - heavy on the alcohol and no soft drink needed.

Will I watch the show with Ellen replacing Paula? Of course. But I'd have watched anyway. LOL Except if they replaced her with Meghan McCain or something... :)

Dunno if she will be any good as a judge but I still like her :) x

I never watched the show before... I might ACTUALLY watch it now!

She will be an excellent addition to this show.

Ellen is a lot more than "the lesbian". She's also a successful actress, talk show host, and writer. I'm honestly not a huge fan with the way this article is headed.