It was a day of shakeups for the judges of American Idol as Ellen Degeneres and Kara Dioguardi are both out of the show. One was by choice and the other is rumored to have been given the boot, find out which is which plus learn who is reportedly taking their places. There are some pictures and a video for you to check out too.
If there wasn’t rumors before that AI was going to be revamping the show there certainly are now as American Idol judges Kara Dioguardi and Ellen Degeneres are out! Both announcements came on Thursday.
Ellen had this to say about her departure after only a year with the show even though she had a multi year deal.
A few months ago I went to Fox and said it didn’t feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and would hold off 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.
As for Kara well TMZ is reporting that she was actually fired from AI as the show intends to return to the three judge format that made it such a success. There was no official statement from Dioguardi or Fox on the subject.
The American Idol shakeups of Ellen Degeneres and Kara Dioguardi out as judges has people wondering who will join Randy Jackson, the only original judge still on the show, on the infamous AI panel? There are a number of media outlets reporting that Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler are the two front runners but nothing has been 100% confirmed. I personally won’t believe anything until it is announced by Fox and the show.
Alright AI fans I know your thoughts on this so tell me how you feel about the revamping of the show?
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