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Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi Glad to Have "Mad Cool" Ellen on Idol

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American Idol's Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi are both excited to welcome Ellen DeGeneres to the judges' table this season.

Check out photos of the Idol judges

"We're all friends with Ellen, and Ryan [Seacrest] and I are pretty close with her. She's just mad cool," Jackson told People. Jackson also said the talk show host/funnywoman is right to suggest that she will be the ... read more

Paula Abdul Wishes Ellen DeGeneres "The Best of Luck!"

Paula Abdul

Twenty-four hours after Ellen DeGeneres announced that she'd be filling in the fourth judging spot on American Idol, Paula Abdul commended the talk show host her favorite way: on Twitter.

Abdul originally used Twitter to announce her exit from Idol this summer. "I think Ellen will b a gr8 judge on Idol," Abdul wrote... read more

DeGeneres on Idol: "I Don't Want Anybody to Think That I Took Paula's Job Away"

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Ellen DeGeneres hit Ryan Seacrest's morning radio show on KIIS-FM Thursday to clear the air on her impending replacement of ousted American Idol judge Paula Abdul. "I hope Paula is OK with it," DeGeneres told Seacrest. "I don't want anybody to think that I took Paula's job away."

DeGeneres announces her new American Idol gig on her talk show

Abdul doesn't seem to be worried about unemployment though. She... read more

Poll: Fans Split About DeGeneres on American Idol; 13 Percent Still Want Abdul Back

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Ellen DeGeneres wants to provide the "people's point of view" on American Idol, but the people are split about her addition to the show, according to a TVGuide.com poll: Voters were almost evenly divided over whether she'll be a good judge.

Despite a permanent new judge in place, 13 percent of voters still want Paula Abdul to reclaim her Idol chair. The remaining votes were split at about 44 percent each between those who do and don't think DeGeneres will be a good addition.

News: Ellen DeGeneres joins American Idol as fourth judge

Abdul has moved on to other gigs, including guest-starring on Drop Dead Diva and hosting VH1 Divas. She is also mulling a Las Vegas revue show.

"Wow all went ...
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Ellen DeGeneres Newest American Idol Judge

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"I am going to be the new judge on American Idol," Ellen DeGeneres announced on her talk show on Wednesday.

It was no joke: TVGuide.com has confirmed that DeGeneres is set to take on a full-time, permanent judging spot on Fox's hit reality series. read more

Fashion Hit or Miss: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi look happy, but they don't look good at the Daytime Emmys.

Let's start with De Rossi: From the waist up, this navy, off-the-shoulder number is simple and lovely, but below the waist it totally falls apart. We would have belted it higher and tighter, and lost those hideous sandals. She may have been going for the Grecian look, but the flats make her feet look like ships sailing the Aegean. Heels, Portia, heels!

DeGeneres, who often opts for simple but unique, went a bit too simple with ... read more

Ellen's Bigger, Longer & Wider Show Takes on Chicago

Kanye West and Ellen DeGeneres

Daytime diva Ellen DeGeneres is taking her Bigger, Longer & Wider TBS variety special to Chicago. 

Take a look back at DeGeneres through the years

"I love Chicago, and if it weren't for the weather, I'd live there," said DeGeneres. "And you know I've ... read more

Ellen DeGeneres: I'm Proud of Adam Lambert

Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Lambert

Ellen DeGeneres is proud that American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is publicly embracing his homosexuality.

"I'm proud of him, and I'm happy for anyone who has the guts to actually tell the world who they are and not fear they are ... read more

VIDEO: Top 5 Celebrity Commencement Speeches

Jodie Foster, Will Ferrell

Commencement speeches aren't always just platitudes and cliches. Every once in a while, a graduating class will luck out with a seriously entertaining celebrity speaker. Here are the top five speeches we wish we had had at our graduations:

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School:
Tulane University Class of 2009
Best Line: "I realize most of you are hungover and have splitting headaches and haven't slept since Fat Tuesday, but you can't graduate until I finish so listen up."

Watch this speech and more after the jump!

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Ellen, All My Children Top Daytime Emmy Nods

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Can Ellen DeGeneres pull off a five-peat?

The dance-happy comedienne picked up a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host, a category she has owned since 2005.

DeGeneres will face off against ...
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