Daily Dish: Ellen DeGeneres to Replace Paula Abdul on American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres now has "fourth judge on American Idol" to add to her long list of job titles

Daily Dish: Ellen DeGeneres to Replace Paula Abdul on American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres now has “fourth judge on American Idol” to add to her long list of job titles

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Ellen DeGeneres

She’s already a huge success thanks to her popular daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and now, Ellen DeGeneres will be joining the cast of the most popular nighttime show, American Idol.

Ellen has been chosen to replace Paula Abdul as fourth judge on the show, a deal that has been in the works for the past couple of weeks. And now that it is official, Ellen is delighted to share the great news.

During the taping for today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen told the audience, “I’ve been dying to tell everyone. It’s just been so hard to keep it a secret and we just finally got the OK and I’m so excited. It is going to be so much fun.”

Ellen is approaching the new gig as a longtime fan of the show, and she promises she’s going to give it to contestants straight. “Hopefully I’m the people’s point of view because I’m just like you,” she said. “I’m looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person.” Good luck Ellen, and let’s hope you don’t rub Simon the wrong way like Paula used to! (People)

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