Showing once and for all that the woman can spot a sinking ship before it even hits the iceberg, Ellen DeGeneres has ditched American Idol after one long, pitchy season to focus on her talk show and attempt to repair what little remains of her ear drums. All I can say is, between Ellen, PillPopper (Paula) and ManTits (Simon) leaving the show, either it’s going downhill or Randy Jackson hungers.
“A couple months ago, I let Fox and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” DeGeneres said in a statement. The comedian-talk show host 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.” SOURCE
Well, if it’s any consolation, her stay on the show was longer than the careers of almost any actual Idol winner. Hell, her tenure lasted longer than Ruben Studdard‘s, Fantasia Barrino‘s, ummm … Fuck, I can’t remember anyone else. Did the gay guy win? No? Never mind then. Well, what about that hippie chick? … ARE YOU KIDDING ME?