Ellen talked about the Idol transition on her show last week.
She also landed the cover of another magazine.
Some of the most interesting tidbits from Ellen and Simon’s interview ("Ellen & Simon: Idol‘s New Power Couple") came when the interviewer called out Simon on his often biting exchanges with Ryan Seacrest.
She also said in the interview that she won’t continue doing Idol if Simon leaves the show. Ruh-roh!
After Simon’s announcement this week that he is, in fact, leaving Idol after this season to concentrate on bringing X Factor to Fox, Ellen joked that she was trying not to take it personally.
Ellen’s episodes will begin airing in February. But before she takes to the live-show format, we have a couple of tips for her:
1) Dance! — That’s your thing. People love it. And it’s so much better than Randy Jackson’s thing: the Dawg Pound. And Kara DioGuardi’s thing: traipsing out in a bikini to show-up failed contestants. And almost as good as Simon’s thing: being an asshole.
2) Make it funny, but not a stand-up routine. — Yeah, we’re talking about your guest spot on So You Think You Can Dance. You know we love you, and we know you were just finding your footing there.
3) When you say something, say something. — Randy’s advice is the worst: "Pitchy, just alright, [name drop], [bark!]." Kara’s mostly ties the contestants in knots. And Simon’s just makes them cry. If they suck, help them be better! Give them some constructive advice!
4) Don’t argue with Simon. — We love him too, but he’s an arrogant, below-the-belt fisticuffs champion. And you’re not. Call him on his crap if you want, but never take it to round two.
5) Remember that your wife is the hottest wife on the planet. — That’s the happy place you can go to when Simon wants to take it to round two.
How many of you will be watching when Ellen’s Idol episodes begin to air? What tips do you have for her?