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Ellen DeGeneres out as 'American Idol' judge

There are 34 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 29, 2010, titled Ellen DeGeneres out as 'American Idol' judge. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Ellen DeGeneres is dancing off "American Idol" after one season, leaving Fox's hit show with two vacancies on its judging panel.

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DLB1960

Philadelphia, PA

#26 Jul 30, 2010
Michelle O wrote:
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Ellen is a white guy with an eye for the ladies that cannot dance.
Does this guy do movies like westerns and action thrillers with beautiful damsels in distress?:-)

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Jul 30, 2010
jerseytomato wrote:
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Actually Ellen down plays her sexuality. Unlike Kara who is married and was hitting on Casey all season and got on stage in a bikini the year before. Ellen didn't mention being a lesbian once all season. Probably because it had absolutely nothing to do with the singing competition.
I aways wonder what is going on in someones mind when they constantly focus on sexuality. I think it says a lot about them. This article isn't about gays and straights it's about a judge leaving American Idol. Get your mind out of the gutter.
She has flaunted and used her 'preference' since she first appeared on the scene to get where she wanted to go.

That being said, I never said it mattered if she was gay or not. What I meant to infer was that her ONLY claim to fame is her lesbianism, because she isn't funny, isn't attractive, and certainly isn't talented. And in the end, she was a non-funny, non-attractive, and non-talented judge on AI. Is that clear enough for you?

With Paula you at least got something to look at, you got someone with some music experience, and you always had the 'what drug is she on this week' comedy.

Replacing her with Ellen was like replacing a parrot with a pidgin.

“Live and let live”

Since: Mar 10

New Jersey

#30 Jul 30, 2010
Incredible70 wrote:
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She has flaunted and used her 'preference' since she first appeared on the scene to get where she wanted to go.
That being said, I never said it mattered if she was gay or not. What I meant to infer was that her ONLY claim to fame is her lesbianism, because she isn't funny, isn't attractive, and certainly isn't talented. And in the end, she was a non-funny, non-attractive, and non-talented judge on AI. Is that clear enough for you?
With Paula you at least got something to look at, you got someone with some music experience, and you always had the 'what drug is she on this week' comedy.
Replacing her with Ellen was like replacing a parrot with a pidgin.
Ellen was a stand up comedian and had a hit show called "Ellen" before she came out as a lesbian. I do agree, however, that she was not an appropriate choice for American Idol and I too liked Paula much better.
Elton John

Watertown, MN

#31 Jul 30, 2010
Oh, please! Say it isn't so! She is so funny and so talented and so.....well, you know.
free in mn

United States

#34 Jul 30, 2010
Gee, I am agreeing with so many of you today. Ellen was a wrong choice from the git-go, and you didn't even have a costume (as with Paula) to comment on. Kara needs to go, too. She is only about KARA.

Back to 3 people. J-Lo could work, and how about Cujo ~ the person who makes scathing remarks about fashions on the red carpet ~ to replace Simon. Oh... I too watched only because of Simon. Well, mostly.
Sarah D

Minneapolis, MN

#35 Jul 30, 2010
I was astounded that Ellen DeGeneres was ever named a judge for American Idol (more surprised that she even accepted the offer) because the impression I have received from clips of the show over the years (I watched it first season but not regularly since) is that the show had become increasingly mean-spirited.

And DeGeneres is simply not a mean-spirited person.

“Ahhhh hee ahw”

Since: Aug 09

Twin Cities

#37 Jul 30, 2010
Sarah D wrote:
I was astounded that Ellen DeGeneres was ever named a judge for American Idol (more surprised that she even accepted the offer) because the impression I have received from clips of the show over the years (I watched it first season but not regularly since) is that the show had become increasingly mean-spirited.
And DeGeneres is simply not a mean-spirited person.
Very true. I think Gordon Ramsey would be a perfect fit. He's not in the music biz but he's got plenty of experience as a judge, and his profanity laced tirades are the stuff of legend
Sarah D

Minneapolis, MN

#38 Jul 30, 2010
sock wrote:
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Very true. I think Gordon Ramsey would be a perfect fit. He's not in the music biz but he's got plenty of experience as a judge, and his profanity laced tirades are the stuff of legend
Oh Gordon Ramsey can be totally unmerciful to chefs who don't meet his standards!
TaxTaxTax

Excelsior, MN

#39 Jul 30, 2010
Who cares!?!?
free in mn

United States

#40 Jul 30, 2010
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And DeGeneres is simply not a mean-spirited person.
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Oh, she does indeed have a dark side. She once said, "I can make anyone do anything I want them to do." I've seen her do terribly embarrassing things to people and try to pass it off as a joke. Some of us were not amused.
free in mn

United States

#41 Jul 30, 2010
Witchyworld wrote:
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No to Cujo, no to turdcutters period.
You won't always know who they are. And how about 'those' of the female persuasion?

“one face looking for change”

Since: Jul 10

Maplewood

#43 Jul 30, 2010
I generally like Ellen. I don't watch a whole lot of Idol but will occasionally tune in and did deliberately just to see Ellen. I know exactly what she was talking about in her explanation of not being a "good fit" for the show. She was completely uncomfortable and looked as though she really wished she were somewhere else.

So, I say good for Ellen. She made the best choice. Besides, it looks like the show is going to go no where but downhill from now on. She picked a good time to go.

“one face looking for change”

Since: Jul 10

Maplewood

#45 Jul 30, 2010
ascendo tuum wrote:
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A really good time for her to go would have been in January 2010
Not gonna argue with that!
Lynn

United States

#47 Jul 31, 2010
Idol won't survive without Simon. Could care less about the other judges. Simon said what everyone else was thinking. Why would anybody go on that show when they know they will be shot down after every performance?

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