Ellen replaces Paula on "Idol"... ummm... what?
But, Ellen DeGeneres? That's a move that even stops me in my tracks -- and as readers of Channel Surfing know -- this blog is not a fan of "Idol."
It's true. The comedian-talk show host will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi after the auditions. Granted, you could have replaced Paula with a chimpanzee and gotten more intelligent assessments, but are "Idol" producers trying to make fun of themselves by inviting Ellen to join them? As a fan of Ellen's work, I'm truly puzzled. An "Idol" fan, she may be, but nothing else in her resume qualifies her -- except perhaps her work as spazzy Dory on "Finding Nemo" -- to judge this show. I guess, "Idol" has finally succumbed to its fate as a pathetic excuse for a talent competition with this move.
And, oddly enough, that's making me more curious to watch it. Now, "Idol" fans -- I'm sure many of you read this here blog -- weigh in. Do you feel insulted or excited by this move?
--Malavika Jagannathan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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