Instead of Paula Abdul’s drunken mess slurring her way through an hour of American Idol, we have Kara DioLOOK ATME!. My heart sagged in disappointment of my favorite vicodin piñata being thrown to the side. Now the A.I. rumor mill is turning with the news that Ellen isn’t there to replace Paula…she might be there to fill the void left by Simon Cowell.
The straightforward Brit has been rumored to be toying with the idea of leaving the show for several seasons. This year is no different. Word is that producers are downsizing Cowell time to shine the light on Ellen.
“Expect to see less and less of Simon this season. The focus is going to be back on the contestants and less on Simon’s harsh criticisms of them,” an insider tells me. “They also will be spending more time focusing on Ellen once she gets through her first few weeks live from Hollywood.”
This limit on Simon is allegedly an effort to ease the transition of his exit from the show.
With Simon Cowell on the brink of ditching ‘American Idol’ to take the throne of ‘X-Factor,’ insiders tell me that executives have figured out a way to ease him out of the conversation this year — focus on Ellen.
So far the reaction to this tidbit hasn’t been well received. What do you think? Click HERE for more American Idol judges photos for the 2010 season!
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