Jessica Simpson To Replace Ellen Degeneres On 'American Idol'?
See ya Ellen Degeneres! Just days after reports circulated about Jessica Simpson potentially being added as a new judge for American Idol, talk show host/comedian/AI judge Degeneres decided to call it quits with the reality show. So is Jess replacing the one year Ellen?
Here's what Ellen had to say:
"A couple months ago, I let FOX and the "American Idol" producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn't leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for. I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on "Idol" and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be."
And as for Jess:
Life & Style has exclusively learned that Jessica Simpson is in negotiations to become a judge on American Idol! Shes met with producer-creator Simon Fuller several times, an insider confirms to Life & Style. They like her shes a good fit and she likes it. Now its just a question of how to fit her in.
Thats because the Price of Beauty star isnt necessarily being tapped to fill Simon Cowells shoes. Shes not his replacement theyre two entirely different personalities, says the insider. This is part of a massive overhaul of the show. There may be more judges, more opinions. Shed be crazy to turn it down. Shell just say things without thinking, and thats what they want thats great TV!