Ellen just signed a contract to be the new judge on American Idol!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!? More after the jump.
Paula must have really pissed those people off, cuz you know Ellen didn’t sign some piece of paper with a low figure on it. The Other Simon must have been like “I’ll give a raise to…someone else you psycho biatch. BWHAHAHAHAHAH”. I imagine him talking like the Count on Sesame Street.
The press releases coming out of the American Idol office this Summer have been trickily worded. “Posh Spice is the new judge!” “Mary J Blige is the new judge!” “DeLaguardia released the cheesy song she wrote for the finals!” Well, that last one turned out to be true, actually.
Point is, I would get so excited and open the mail and then it would clarify ” …the new judge for one special episode.” So when I saw this sitting in my box, I thought it was another trick and almost didn’t open it. Thank God I did!
From the release:
Emmy Award-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has joined AMERICAN IDOL as a fourth judge. DeGeneres will sit alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and offer her own unique perspective to the contestants throughout the competition.
The ninth season of AMERICAN IDOL premieres January 2010 on FOX. DeGeneres will join the judges’ panel after the auditions, which will feature appearances by guest judges Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Shania Twain.
“I’m thrilled to be the new judge on AMERICAN IDOL,” said DeGeneres. “I’ve watched since the beginning, and I’ve always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I’ll save from not having to text in my vote.”
I hope that she starts getting drunk, blabbering nonsense and molesting (allegedly) the contestants ASAP!! I am watching Paula’s Twitter account for signs of the inevitable shitstorm, but so far she’s just going to dance class. Come on Paula! If ever there was a time to lose your nuts with abandon, now’s it!