DIRECT FROM ELLEN: A couple months ago, I let FOX and the "American Idol"
producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me. 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. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work
schedule became more than I bargained for. 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. Thursday July 29, 2010 at 10:33pm via The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FB post)
that is gonna go to shit since simon isnt there in case
fox didnt kno but he was the show!!!so all the judges they change up the
ratings for that show is gonna SUCKSaturday July 31, 2010 at 12:09am via Facebook reply to "omg..."
Rockin Rita:it wasn't gonna be as high in ratings anyway without simon. firing kara
and ellen wasnt the way to go. stupid move on the producers partSaturday July 31, 2010 at 4:12pm via Facebook reply to "shit"
Darkhuntress Tammy ellen might have saved it....but Kara was just plain annoyingSaturday July 31, 2010 at 5:29pm via Facebook reply to "high ratings"
Rita Ann Mishkin
keep in mind tho that after paula left people thought the show wouldn't
go on after that year and it last a couple more. people tuned in more
to see paula and simon banter than to watch the competition. Do you
remember Brian Dunkelman? season 1 he and ryan hosted then he got fired cos they "decided to go in
a different direction" kind alike now with the judging panel. nobody thought the show would last without him but it has. Saturday July 31, 2010 at 5:38pm via Facebook reply to "ellen"