Don't Go!

She’s got a sharp wit, she’s feisty and she’s…apparently much softer than she appears. Ellen DeGeneres has announced today that she will be leaving the judging panel of American Idol because ‘it didn’t feel like the right fit’. The comedian and chat show host, who joined American Idol in its ninth season, replacing Paula Abdul, issued a statement saying that while she 'loved discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. A couple months ago, I let Fox and the American Idol producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me’.

Rumous are abuzzin’ that Jennifer Lopez may be brought in to replace Ellen, which would frankly be amazing because things have been quiet on the J-Lo front since she split with her label, and well, gee shucks, we kinda miss her.

Producers are still in discussions about who will replace Simon Cowell, who has left the show to work on a US version of the X Factor.

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