I could start a new blog entry but the news is big enough for me to just re-do this and update as we go along at least for now.
Ellen DeGeneres has decided to leave “American Idol” after one season, Fox said in a press release sent to me at 7:59 p.m. Thursday night. Deadline Hollywood says singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is set to take over.
TMZ at 2:33 a.m. EST this morning reports that Kara DioGuardi is out, too, replaced by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Broadcasting and Cable said at 3:30 p.m. EST that Lopez’s contract is done and Tyler’s is nearly so. There’s no official word yet from Fox.
If this is the case, it appears “Idol” is going back to three judges, which is great news for virtually all of us. Four judges cramped the show with too many “me, too” opinions, wasting valuable time.
Ellen DeGeneres leaving “Idol” after one season
- It was one season too many!
- Too bad. I enjoyed her jokes
Randy Jackson is the only original