American Idol: Ellen DeGeneres Returning Next Season, Plans To Be A ‘Tougher’ Judge

June 11, 2010 01:00:38 by Nancy Floyd

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Simon Cowell will be noticeably absent on season 10 of American Idol, but one judge definitely plans to return to her seat on the judging panel: Ellen DeGeneres. The comedienne and daytime TV talk show host says she will be returning next season with a tougher approach. Keep reading for more details on how DeGeneres hopes to be different to the contestants…

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American Idol: Ellen DeGeneres Starts A Record Label, Signs YouTube Star

May 26, 2010 01:00:47 by Nancy Floyd

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Daytime talk show host and American Idol judge, Ellen DeGeneres, is stepping even further into the music industry by starting her own record label. The comedienne announced on Wednesday plans to launch her label, eleveneleven, and her first signed artist: 12-year old YouTube star, Greyson Michael Chance. Keep reading for more details on DeGeneres’ new endeavor…

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American Idol Judges To Appear On ‘The Simpsons’

April 12, 2010 07:00:49 by Nancy Floyd

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The stars of American Idol will be appearing on another hit FOX show this May: The Simpsons! People magazine confirms that animated versions of Ryan Seacrest, Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, and Randy Jackson will all be featured in the season finale of the hilarious cartoon. Keep reading for more details on the finale’s premise and to find out which Idol star has voiced a Simpsons character in the past…

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American Idol: Ryan Seacrest & Ellen Degeneres Discuss Simon Cowell

April 8, 2010 09:00:09 by Nancy Floyd

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Ryan Seacrest and Ellen DeGeneres spent a little time together outside of American Idol when the Idol host was a guest on the Ellen Degeneres show on Tuesday. Among their topics of conversation: fellow American Idol star, Simon Cowell. Seacrest opened about his relationship with Cowell and explained their constant bickering…

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American Idol: Ellen Degeneres’ Life Story As A Comic Book

March 30, 2010 07:00:17 by Nancy Floyd

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It’s not surprising that if American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres were to tell her story, the funny woman would do it via comic book! That’s exactly what she’s doing in a new comic in the Female Force series. Keep reading for more details on Ellen’s personalized comic book and where the proceeds are going…

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American Idol: Alex Lambert Chats With Ellen Degeneres

March 21, 2010 01:00:40 by Nancy Floyd

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Alex Lambert was thisclose to making it into American Idol‘s Top 12 this year, but sadly he didn’t make the cut. The adorable crooner sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to discuss his previous singing experience, why he auditioned for Idol in the first place, and how shocked he was to make it so far…

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American Idol: Ellen Degeneres Threatens To Quit If Howard Stern Is Hired

March 5, 2010 12:00:55 by Nancy Floyd

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American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres has made it very clear how she feels about the possibility of Howard Stern being hired as Simon Cowell‘s replacement: She’ll quit! Sources claim that the comedienne will leave the FOX singing competition if the shock jock is hired. Apparently the feeling is mutual as Stern recently aired his detestation for Degeneres as well…

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American Idol Alums Rate Ellen Degeneres’ First Week on the Show

February 13, 2010 10:00:16 by Nancy Floyd

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An impressive amount of viewers tuned in to American Idol this week to witness new judge, Ellen Degeneres‘ first week on the panel alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi. The comedienne and talk show host took her place behind the judges table for the first time during Hollywood Week. So how did she do? Former American Idol contestants from seasons past weigh in on her performance…

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American Idol: Ellen Degeneres Renews NBC Talk Show

February 12, 2010 10:00:23 by Nancy Floyd

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New American Idol judge, Ellen Degeneres, won’t be leaving the airwaves anytime soon. In addition to her new gig as judge on the Fox singing competition, Ellen has just inked a new contract with NBC that will keep her talk show on the air for three more seasons. Her new contract also rules out any possibility of her taking over for talk show heavy-hitter, Oprah Winfrey. Keep reading to find out more…

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American Idol Judge Kara DioGuardi Speaks Out About Ellen Degeneres’ First Week

February 11, 2010 10:00:15 by Nancy Floyd

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American Idol fans finally got a chance to see new judge Ellen Degeneres in action this week on the FOX singing competition. After weeks of celebrity guest judges joining Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi on the panel, Ellen Degeneres filled her spot to critique singers during Hollywood Week. In a new interview, Kara DioGuardi speaks out about how she thinks Ellen is doing, how she compares to former judge Paula Abdul, and those pesky rumors about feuding between Ellen and Simon Cowell

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