Ellen DeGeneres leaving American Idol; Kara Fired; Jo-Lo and Steven Tyler New Judges

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    After one year as judge, Ellen is leaving American Idol. Ellen DeGeneres said she realized that while she "loved discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings." Talks are in the works with Jennifer Lopez to be her replacement. What a switch!!

    Henry Connick Jr. is a possibility to replace Simon. Whatever happens, it will certainly be different with the upcoming season.

    Source: J-Lo close to deal for `American Idol' - Yahoo! News

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    Wow that was a switch. I never liked the idea of four judges, they should let her go and just replace Simon.
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    I like three judges better too . .just replace Simon with Jennifer Lopez!

    steph
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    I liked it better with 3 judges too. There gets to be too much time tied up with the judges' commentary.
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    I liked Shenia Twain as a guest judge.
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    Shania was funny. J Lo got some flack because she was gaga over Sanjaya Malakar when she hosted and he was intensely disliked. However, during Latin week I remember he was real good.
    Last edit by Tweety on Jul 30, '10
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    Quote from Tweety
    Shania was funny. J Lo got some flack because she was gaga over Sanjaya Malakar when she hosted and he was intensely disliked. However, during Latin week I remember he was real good.
    Well, maybe she is too emotional . .. . ala Paula.

    I dunno - just keep it to three judges.

    And stop saying "Yo . . .Dude" . . ..

    steph
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    Latest update......
    Kara has been fired!!!

    Jo-Lo signed a contract.

    Steven Tyler replaces Simon.


    Question remains........will there just be 3 judges this year.
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    Should have fired Randy . . . . Kara at least knew what she was talking about and didn't say "You Go Girl!" or "Word" or "My Bad" or any other aggravating cliche that a girl could use . . .like Randy does.

    Steven Tyler huh . . .well, I dunno . . ? I guess we will see.

    steph
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    I HATE Steven Tyler...he might be intelligent in his own way, but he's so washed up from ciggarettes, drugs and alcohol I wonder if there are any brain cells left. He's so old kids won't be able to relate. Good excuse for me not to get too involved. Nine years is plenty.

    The rumor mill has him replacing Kara, and Simon's spot is still open.

    Randy was enduring with his "yo dawg!". He has been in the biz and is a good judge IMO. For the most part I liked Kara, but she irritated the crap out of me with her "I don't know who you are..." crap. The poor kids were bumfounded by her.


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