September 09, 2009 07:56 PM by Christine McDow
It was reported by E! and now confirmed on Yahoo by FOX executives that Ellen DeGeneres will be joining Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson as an American Idol judge during this next season.Â No, it is not a one time gig like her recent appearance on So You Think You Can Dance, but rather a permanent and full time position as a judge on the show.
We know, it sounds very hard to believe.Â Ellen DeGeneres?Â We agree that she will be a funny addition, but will she really be able to connect with and help guide the contestants as well as Paula Abdul, a music icon herself, did on the oh so popular American Idol?
We are sitting here scratching our heads wondering if someone is playing a huge practical joke that is spreading across the web and getting the world to believe it, or if it is true.Â What do you think?Â Will Ellen DeGeneres joining American Idol help or hurt the show?
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