Wednesday, September 9, 2009

HAPPY DANCE SYNERGY: American Idol just replaced Paula Abdul on a permanent basis, and the new hire is a bombshell: Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres has been an unapologetic fan of the show and didn't embarrass herself in her guest shot last season. If you look at Paula as the panelist who was supposed to focus on the celebrity/fame aspect of the music industry (with Randy as craft and Simon as business), DeGeneres is a good pick.

Plus, it's nice to think that DeGeneres helped launch Fox as a network (with her early sitcom, Open House; she may also have been on Duet, I forget) and is now being rewarded with a role on its most important property.

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