Idol Host Ellen Dishes To Seacrest


New American Idol judge Ellen Degeneres dished to Ryan Seacrest this afternoon about her new gig.

The lesbian comic sounds like she’s going to be playing it real safe – saying she wishes Simon Cowell wasn’t so mean, and that she really hopes America doesn’t think she stole Paula Abdul‘s job.

We’re gonna need more than niceness, Ellen. Especially since the lady you replaced was the pill-poppin’ reason half of the country tuned into Idol. Trust me, I’d be self-medicating if I had to sit behind that booth and watch a bunch of crazy christians performing Creed songs every night.

Some of Ellen’s low – er – highlights:

On not being mean: “I’m not going to be mean. I hate when Simon is that mean. You can be constructive and criticize somebody that’s helpful instead of mean spirited.

On Paula: “I hope Paula is OK with it. I feel like she was gone and then everybody was looking for somebody else, then I stepped in. I certainly don’t want to be that person that is the evil taking Paula’s job away.

Why not? It’d make better TV!

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3 Responses to Idol Host Ellen Dishes To Seacrest

  1. September 11, 2009 at 3:31 am #


  2. September 11, 2009 at 5:34 am #

    Who wants a lesbian on Idol. It’s all about a great critique of showmanship as a singer and making a star. It disgusts me to think they would number 1 put her on with absolutely no musical background and number 2 add “gayness” to the show! Why her… They just lost my viewing! What kind of electricity is there going to be between Simon and Ellen? Certainly not what Paula and Simon had going on!

  3. September 11, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    To C Spencer: it’s so nice to hear from an ignorant homophobe. And good to see the trailer park has Internet access. Ellen’s sexuality has nothing to do with her qualifications to be on “Idol,” you prejudiced tool. I don’t necessarily think she’s the best choice but who (with a brain) cares if she’s a lesbian or not? Meanwhile, Ellen is a huge success in everything she does. Enjoy your ignorance.

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