I know many of you believe American Idol is the run by the Anti-Christ and is also the biggest blight on the American Music Scene since Milli Vanilli… But, like it or not– This IS news!
AND FOR ADDICTS OF THE SHOW, IT IS GREAT NEWS!
Daily Variety confirms: “DeGeneres said she told Fox and the “Idol” producers months ago that she wasn’t comfortable with returning for a second go-round on the show.
“I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next,” DeGeneres said. ” It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for.”
The article goes on to say, “DeGeneres had another year left on her rich pact with “Idol,” but it’s believed that the host wasn’t quite comfortable with some of the critiques she had to give to contestants – something she now confirms.
“I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on ‘Idol’ and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.”
RESPECT WHERE RESPECT IS DUE
Props to Variety for breaking this news… And props to Ellen for realizing she sucked at the job.