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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!
As I was driving through the fog again this morning…it was not as dense as yesterday…I realized something…VHI Divas premieres next Thursday, Project Runway is on Thursdays…UH OH!!!!…I’m making the difficult decision to live blog Divas instead of Project Runway next Thursday night…I know, I know…don’t get me wrong, I’ll be flipping back and forth and I will set my DVR for both…here’s why…
It was announced yesterday, American Idol alum-Oscar winner-and new mom, Jennifer Hudson, will be joining VH1 Divas!!!…Yes!…American Idol Season 7 winner Jordin Sparks was added just a few weeks ago…don’t forget, Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Adele, and um, Miley Cyrus were announced as the original line-up…I wonder why now VH1 is finally coming to their senses…it’s all very intriguing…Paula Abdul is still on as hostess/choreograper…I guess now that J. Hud is in mix, my whole “Whitney Houston might make an appearance” theory may be dead…much like Whitney’s performances on Good Morning America last week…VH1 is promising “suprises”; I’m soooooooo eager to see what they come up with or who will step up if one of these divas is not able to perform…I’m sorry, but Chaka Khan won’t cut it…LOL!…no offense of course…
My decision to sacrifice the Project Runway breakdown for one week is an easy one…or is it?
Don’t forget, GLEE returns tonight on FOX (9/8c)…I read yesterday, VARIETY is not a fan of the new episodes…I think if GLEE fails, it will be because the season didn’t start after one episode aired on the heels of the American Idol finale…the first episode aired Friday night as a Twitter event with the cast, on both coasts…I’m a fan, but I’m a tad worried…
HAPPY BEATLES ROCK BAND AND 9/9/09!