Yay, I'm so excited! I love her!!! :biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1: Perez Hilton: Ellen DeGeneres Replacing Paula Abdul On American Idol!!!!!! http://perezhilton.com/2009-09-09-e...d-d1ba-43cf-b604-9e75af7e045f&isShareURL=true Reality TV staple American Idol has chosen its new judge to replace Paula Abdul….and it’s Ellen DeGeneres! The 51-year-old talk show host will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the next season on AI. Ellen shared her excitement at the new opportunity, saying, “I’m thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. I’ve watched since the beginning, and I’ve always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I’ll save from not having to text in my vote! Hopefully I’m the people’s point of view because I’m just like you. I sit at home and I watch it. I’m not looking at it in a critical way from the producer’s mind. I’m looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person. ” Her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, will continue on. She shared on her show today, “I’m going to have a day job and a night job. This is so exciting for me!” WHAT DO YOU THINK of Ellen being the new American Idol judge - YAY or NAY?