Just How Positive Are The Celebrities About Ellen DeGeneres Joining American Idol?
While the nation is divided over whether they approve of Ellen DeGeneres joining American Idol next season, we can find solace in the fact that the celebrities are amazingly unanimous in their support for the talk show host's foray into competitive singing programming. Sure she has no musical experience aside from boogying down the aisles of her studio to unlicensed tunes, but maybe it is time for America to unite and follow the leads of these A, B and C-listers.
We'd like to thank Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood for doing most of the footwork here by asking every major, minor and mediocre entertainment personality that they crossed paths with in the past 48 hours, what they thought about the AI switch up. The stars' opinions were so praiseful that we decided to rank them.
Kara DioGuardi: "I was on the plane when I found out and I literally wanted to scream! I think she's a brilliant choice." [Entertainment Tonight]
Randy Jackson: "It's gonna be hot! [...] Sometimes when we judge, we hear ourselves talk and we're very inside the music." [MTV.com]
Nick Cannon: "She's going to do amazing!" [Access Hollywood]
Bucky Covington: "I'm probably the bad person to ask here because I am a huge Ellen DeGeneres fan, I'm a huge stand-up comedian fan and you know, I think it'd be great to have someone call Simon out on his corny jokes." [CBS News]
Eva Longoria Parker: "I am a big Ellen fan. I think it's going to be fantastic." [Entertainment Tonight]
Taylor Hicks: "I definitely believe that Ellen's jokes are funnier than Simon Cowell's jokes...I think it brings a lot of entertainment value to the show. She has a great personality and she might have a little bit more of a musical job than we think she does." [CBS News]
Debra Messing: "I'm jealous...I should be a judge on American Idol...I love Ellen. I think she is hilarious and I saw her on So You Think You Can Dance, and she was great, so I think it'll be a great addition." [Entertainment Tonight]
Sharon Osbourne: "A breath of fresh air." [Access Hollywood]
Vera Wang: I think Ellen brings a sense of humor, a sense of irony, and I think she has tremendous credibility..." [Entertainment Tonight]
Michael Kors: "I love Ellen. I think she is bright, smart, fast, and I can't wait to see what she's going to do with it." [Entertainment Tonight]
Rosie O'Donnell: "'[She'll be] much better than Paula who was often incoherent." [Access Hollywood]
Limited Character Positive
Ryan Seacrest: "Wow all went down fast. [...] yes ellen d will be coming to idol. she and paula are both very good friends of mine. E.D. On radio show 2morrow" [Twitter via Radar]
Not So Positive
George Lopez: "I think it puts Simon [Cowell] in a very interesting position." [Entertainment Tonight]