Ellen is out.
After just one season as judge on "American Idol," Fox has confirmed that daytime talk host Ellen DeGeneres is leaving the show.
Ellen says "Idol" never felt like the right fit for her and that she didn't like judging people and hurting their feelings. Ellen came to the show last season to replace Paula Abdul, and to be honest, there was much criticism of her contribution.
And now blogs are buzzing with rumors that singer/actress Jennifer Lopez has already agreed to take Ellen's place. Fox will neither confirm nor deny the rumors, so stay tuned.
Simon Cowell is also not returning to "Idol" so only Randy Jackson
and Kara DioGuardio remains.
UPDATE: Kara DioGuardio has reportedly also been fired from "American Idol," making Randy Jackson the only original "Idol" judge.
UPDATE: People Magazine reports that J-Lo has signed on to be a judge next season on "Idol," citing sources close to the show. TMZ says that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler may also join the show.