Ellen leaving American Idol

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  1. shells

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    There's all kind of rumors going on....Elton John, Harry Connick, Jr., and the fact that all the judges will be replaced.
  3. Lacey

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    Well, she's right, she looked like she never fit in, was uncomfortable, actually just kind of snoring. It was so obvious that the others knew music and she did not. Sorry Ellen. Your show is good.
  4. DickButtonFan

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    Please get rid of Ryan seacrest
  5. cem

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    Ryan is probably the only person that's safe.
  6. rfisher

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    Monday is the big announcement. Apparently there may be an entire new judge panel. Rumors are that Kara doesn't have a contract and Randy wants out.
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    Don't forget also Bret Michaels, Jessica Simpsons ....

    Can we say that AI has jumped the shark and just let it die after next season?
  8. Lacey

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    Can they cancel it now, much as we loved to hate Simon, I can't imagine the show without him.
  9. Aaron W

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    Seems like an entire new judging panel is likely. Out of the names I've heard mentioned since it was announced last year that season 9 would be Simon Cowell's final season, I've been most favorable at the possibility of Harry Connick Jr. being named a judge. I can see Jessica Simpson filling the friendly judge role that Paula used to occupy. Not sure about the other judge (or two).
  10. shells

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    Harry Connick Jr appeals to me as a judge. Elton John, does he need the money that badly?
  11. peibeck

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    I wonder who have the judges have been on the road. A girl from my hometown has already auditioned and made it to Hollywood week. But there was nothing in the article in the local paper interview where she said the judges had been changed.
  12. KatieC

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    Don't shoot me, but I wasn't too impressed by Harry Connick Jr when he acted as a mentor last year. I don't deny his knowledge of music, but I found him rather self centred.
  13. Kruss

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    Woah, never saw this coming (if it's true). I have no idea if it is true, wait and see at this point.
  14. Aaron W

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    Really? I thought he was being mentioned somewhat regularly as a possible judge because his appearance went over quite well with audiences.
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    I heard rumors of a Justin Timberlake? or was that just E! speculation?
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    I'm not surprised. Ellen always seemed very uncomfortable giving criticism to the singers.

    I think Neil Patrick Harris would be great, but I don't know if he would want to do it at this point in his career.
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    Please fire Kara...Please fire Kara...




    I read a rumor that Courtney Love was in negotiations. If that happens, I'm watching just for the epic train-wreck.:lol:
  18. DickButtonFan

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    Totally would start watching again if Courtney love is on lolollollol. Jessica would be funny as well. Tired of Randy maybe paula could come back.
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    I thought she kind of sucked as a judge.....
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    They just need to put the entire show out of its misery.
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    Paula? Yeah she did kinda suck, be nice revenge tho for being so underpaid. Did you see her reality show? Omg she cried cuz she hated the new couch her decorater bought. Total breakdown and crying. Made good tv tho.
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    Wow, J.Lo and Steven Tyler as new judges?
    Maybe

    That might actually be interesting....lmao. However, I think it does ultimately come down to the contestants. The contestants need to not suck for the show to be any good. Last season, nearly all of the contestants sucked.

    Ellen leaving was a good choice though.
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  23. skateboy

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    Not sad to hear this. Love Ellen, but not as an AI judge.
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    I didn't read the article. Did she leave voluntarily? If so, good for her for knowing her own limitations.
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    I enjoyed her comments sometimes..quite funny. But, I agree she didn't really belong here.
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    It appears so.
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    I think Ellen made the right choice. I enjoy her outside of AI, but she just didn't work on the panel. I found her very bland.
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    Jlo rumored to judge as well.
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    Even though I swore off AI after this season, if Courtney Love is one of the judges, I just may be sucked back into the 19Evil Vortex :rofl: .

    Jennifer Lopez, though? :yawn: :blah:

    The ought to bring in Ice-T - I can only imagine some of his critiques :lol: .
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/30/arts/television/30ellen.html?hp


    I can't picture J. Lo as a judge. She barely moves her mouth when she talks.

  31. WindSpirit

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    I read yesterday that her contract was year to year and it hasn't been renewed so she's most likely out, I think. With Ellen it said that she had a multi year contract, so that might be a problem if they wanted all new judges (and that's what the article said too), but if she wants out herself, this problem seems to be solved.

    There's a trainwreck (Paula etc.) and there's a train-wreck. :scream:

    Elton John would be great. He's a legend. He would give a lot of credibility to the show. Jennifer Lopez? She's like grown up Miley Cyrus. All style, no substance. If I was going to audition, I would love to have a chance to be judged by people like Elton John. Jennifer Lopez? I couldn't care less what she would have to say.
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    The early rounds of auditions only have production assistants and producers. Idol goes back to each city later on, with the judges, after the producers have whittled it down to 100 or so in each place.
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    Not even if she says "Yes, you're going to Hollywood." ?
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    I think a whole new judging panel is the final nail in the coffin. The show may go one for another few years but that will be it. I think an interesting idea will be a new judging panel EVERY year. That would neat and give it competition with DWTS as far as wondering what big names will be on this year. I bet they could find 3-4 celebs a year willing to commit to the time and work. I just think when they start running out of big names and respected people, they need to quit.
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    I'm glad Kara and Ellen are both gone. Ellen didn't bring much to the table, and Kara was just annoying.
  38. pollyanna

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    I just think they need to quit NOW. The shark hath jumpeth.
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    There is probably no way they could afford Elton John or other big music industry names.
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    Yeah. They should have had Ellen replace Ryan as host. He is so freaking annoying.

    Kara is very annoying, too. And I often didn't like her advice to the contestants -- or the way she delivered it. She's way too full of herself. She is the judge I'd most like to see go. At least Ellen was a little entertaining and wasn't a wind bag.

    Jennifer Lopez and Courtney Love make no sense. I don't see Jennifer being particular interesting, insightful, or entertaining. Courtney would be a mess. Yes, Paula was a mess, but at least she was a cute mess and she was able to appreciate a broad range of musical talent. Jessica Simpson is basically an in articulate reality star in my mind. I assume she would just be saying whatever the producers told her to say.

    I thought Harry Connick, Jr. was great as a mentor and all the contestants apparently loved him. But, judging is a different thing and I don't know how he would do with music outside of his own genre. Bret Michaels has serious health issues and his having heart surgery later this year. No way is he on the panel no matter how much he wants it.

    The person I would least like to see associated with this show, though, is Nigel Lythgoe. He puts way too much focus on the judges, is far too into the back story and manipulating the voting, and strikes me as homophobic. I doubt he ever would have put Adam on the show.