Posts Tagged ‘Ellen DeGeneres

30
Jul
10

Ellen DeGeneres Out at ‘American Idol,’ Jennifer Lopez Could Replace Her

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‘Ellen DeGeneres Out at ‘American Idol,’ Jennifer Lopez Could Replace Her

Ellen DeGeneres’ Exit From ‘American Idol’ Divides Fans
‘She makes the show a lot better, and I don’t think she should leave,’ one fan says.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Entertainment

••• Ellen DeGeneres is leaving American Idol after just one season as a judge.

‘A couple months ago, I let Fox and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,’ DeGeneres said in a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter.

‘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 realised 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.’
The move means there are now two vacancies on the hit show’s judging panel for the 10th season, which returns in January.

Fox has yet to announce a replacement for Simon Cowell, who left at the end of last season to start a new talent show for the network.

With American Idol facing ratings erosion, DeGeneres’s exit gives Fox the chance to make a fresh start with a revamped judging panel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has been looking to shake up the Idol format including possibly ditching its current judging panel altogether.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez is poised to take DeGeneres’ place, according to multiple reports.
• » American Idol, Season 10 » Judges: Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler » Presenter: Ryan Seacrest
• Source(s): The Hollywood Reporter & Fox / News Corporation
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14
May
10

12 Year Old Web Sensation Greyson Chance Performs!

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12 Year Old Web Sensation Greyson Chance Performs!

Friday, May 14, 2010

A 12 year old Boy has become the latest YouTube pop sensation after posting a video of himself performing the Lady Gaga hit Paparazzi.

The primary school boy from Oklahoma was booked to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show to talk about his experience.

He’s being compared to teen Canadian popstar Justin Bieber who was also discovered through the internet site.

In just the past few days, the video of Greyson Michael Chance’s ‘Paparazzi’ performance received over 2 million views! Everyone wants to know more about the new web sensation.
» Twitter » Greyson Official
» Facebook » Greyson Michael Chance’s “Paparazzi”

Greyson Chance has had more than 10m hits on YouTube for his piano rendition of the hit single.

He was appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ U.S. chat show when Lady Gaga phoned in to wish him luck.

“Keep following your dreams and work really hard and stay away from girls and be focused!” she advised.

Chance’s video was recorded at a talent show in Edmond, a suburb of Oklahoma City, on 12 April.

The youngster uploaded it to Facebook and, a couple of weeks later, YouTube, where it garnered several thousand views.

Its popularity suddenly exploded this week after being featured on Perez Hilton’s website.

His performance also caught the attention of DeGeneres’ producers, who flew him to Los Angeles to take part in the chat show.

Chance said he had been learning piano for three years, but had never received vocal coaching.

And he admitted his popularity had increased since becoming an internet phenomenon. “I’ve gotten a couple of numbers and made some new friends,” he grinned.

“I was so excited that you covered Paparazzi,” she added.

Lady Gaga told Chance he was “so sweet and so talented. I was so excited that you covered ‘Paparazzi’. Everyone loves you so much.”

Just keep following your dreams and work really hard and stay away from girls and be focused!
Lady Gaga


• Source(s): The Ellen DeGeneres Show / WAD Productions, Inc.
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