Yes, this news is true and it’s fabulous!…Ellen DeGeneres will be joining the show’s 9th season in Paula Abdul’s place as the fourth judge…Paula could not come to contract or dressing room terms with Idol, so she bailed…we’ll see her again next Thursday as hostess of VH1 Divas…many guest judges, including Katy Perry, Victoria Beckham, Kristen Chenoweth, Shania Twain, and Neil Patrick Harris???..have been sitting in on auditions for next season…Ellen made the announcement during the taping of her talk show Wednesday, it will probably air next week and she told the audience she will NOT be giving up her day job…here’s a few quotes from Ellen:
“I’m not leaving here. Don’t worry about that. I’m going to have a day job and a night job. The times we’re living… in we’re all doing that.
“Hopefully I’m the people’s point of view because I’m just like you,” she added.
“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. So I’m hopefully going to be that voice of what we’re all doing at home.”
Well said and I think it’s about time Idol had a judge who isn’t a music industry expert, producer, performer, or songwriter…Ellen is extremely popular; Fox has made a superb move…most importantly, she can be big cheerleader for the Adam Lamberts and Clay Aikens who might grace the stage…but, she’ll be objective…after all, here’s what she was doing on the season premiere Tuesday:
When Ellen dances, the world is a better place…good night!
I know, I know…I didn’t plan to blog about AMERICAN IDOL after the finale, however, the Clay Aiken vs. Adam Lambert controversy finally grabbed my attention…
Essentially, how this all began…Clay, who isn’t really doing anything right now besides raising his son, decided to blog about Adam’s performance of “Ring of Fire” this season on Idol by saying
“At that moment, [I] thought my ears would bleed. Contrived, awful, and slightly frightening,” Clay wrote.
Gayken went on to say Idol was more about flashy performances then actual singing these days…and that flashiness, although he didn’t say, referred directly to Adam Lambert…and I wonder, does anyone remember when Clay performed “Grease” on IDOL?
Yeah…uh huh…watch those hips honey! So, here’s some highlights of what Lambert said in response to Clay’s comments:
“I don’t know Clay,” Adam told Access Hollywood on Thursday morning after performing on the “Today Show.” “I’m glad he’s getting headlines now though, because he wasn’t before.”
“If he wants to ride my coattails about it, good for him,” Adam told Access, giving Clay the thumbs up sign.
BITCH SLAP!…however, there’s also been outrage over Glambert not coming out after the completion of the competition…and yet, several pictures continue to pop up online supporting Adam’s true sexuality…he’s probably one of those who thinks “why should I have to say it?”…maybe he’s protecting his privacy and his family–WTF?!
Then you have to remember, Aiken didn’t come out until September of last year, but we all knew!…we didn’t need flash cards!