So they ignored all our suggestions–LaToya Jackson, Abe Vigoda, and so on–and went with Ellen DeGeneres to fill in the woozy dormouse slot on the American Idol panel, formerly occupied by “Straight Up” star Paula Abdul and her morphine patch scar.
But I think this is a good thing! Ellen will be positive and friendly like Paula–whom I liked–but she’ll also add some zingy energy (though I pray she doesn’t do that infernal dance of hers).
What’s more, there will finally be an OUT gay in the show’s cast of regulars! Yay!