January 09, 2010 09:06 AM by Britteny Elrick
American Idol‘s newest judge, Ellen DeGeneres, may be taking Paula Abdul’s spot but that doesn’t mean she will be getting along with Simon Cowell quite as well as her predecessor. Ellen recently spoke to the Wall Street Journal about her experience joining the judges panel, and in particular how she feels about working withÂ Simon! Keep reading…
â€œWe both like each other and accept one another,â€ DeGeneres told the Journal. â€œAt the same time I think heâ€™s mean and I think he says things in an insensitive way and I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s the way to get a point across. Iâ€™ve called him on it to his face. Iâ€™ll do the same thing to him (on Idol).â€
In regard to filling Paula’s soft-spoken shoes, Ellen isn’t sure how she’ll match up. â€œI donâ€™t know if Iâ€™ll be as nurturing as she is. She always found a positive thing to say instead of attacking,â€ she continued. “Iâ€™ll probably try to be somewhat encouraging. â€¦ But Iâ€™ll be honest. I donâ€™t think it helps anybody to be encouraged and not told the truth.â€
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