Yesterday afternoon, news broke that Ellen Degeneres would not be returning to “American Idol” next season. She released a statement saying that the show “didn’t feel like the right fit” for her and that she didn’t like shattering young peoples’ dreams (shattered dreams, of course, are like oxygen to Simon Cowell).
In addition to that, TMZ is reporting that Kara DioGuardi has been fired. Factor in that Cowell is leaving “Idol” to helm “The X Factor,” and that leaves Randy Jackson, alone, forlornly telling young singers that it was “a little pitchy, dawg. A little pitchy.”
Actually, the new judges table is reportedly going to be Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and my sources tell me that the show will be renamed “Oh, Is That Still On?”