Friday, July 30, 2010
Ellen is leaving the Titanic
Well I can't say I was surprised at the news last night that Ellen was leaving American Idol. This past season was quite possibly the most boring season of all...although many seasons have been less than stellar, but perhaps with Adam Lambert on the season before blasting through your television and stirring up publicity, ANYTHING was likely to be boring after that. Ellen announced that she's leaving, Simon won't be there...America doesn't like Kara enough and Randy is just plain annoying so I'm not sure what's going to happen here. The show is tired and worn out unless some amazing untapped talent shows up again. I thought the show was done w/o Simon, but I REALLY think Ellen's departure and now rumors of Kara's departure are putting the final nail in the coffin. Here's what Ellen released in a statement, "A couple months ago, I let FOX and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” she says in a statement. “I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for.” DeGeneres adds, “I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on Idol and I am very grateful for the year I had, I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.” America loved Ellen on AI, however, I never felt that she fit in, she always seemed very awkward on the judging panel and she's right, she didn't like hurting anyone's feelings....all that being said, I love Ellen. She's a classy lady....I just think she recognized a dying show when she saw one and got out when she could. Who do you think they'll cast as a new judge?