As a non-American Idol watcher, I find these long couple months where my favorite Fox TV shows disappear for a while (Glee, cough, Glee! Cough) kind of dull. But what I have found interesting has been the public’s reaction to Ellen DeGeneres as its newest judge.
Well, gosh, we knew that already. And, apparently, she’s a hugger. Portia goes on to tell People how much she and Ellen love being a part of the American Idol family, saying:
But would she stay conscious while applauding and telling them how magnificent they were? Otherwise Paula still has her beat. Portia also joked that she demanded Ellen take the Idol gig, saying “I was like, ‘Honey, that’s it. Go get another job. I’m that demanding.” I’ve seen her play bossy on Better Off Ted; she is convincing.
While overall reviews have been mixed of Ellen’s debut on Idol, Portia gives her wife a glowing review — naturally.
So, what do you think? How is Ellen doing on Idol so far? Too nice? Not nice enough? Or has she pulled a Goldilocks and is doing her new job just right?