Ellen DeGeneres quits
In a move not totally surprising, Ellen DeGeneres has quit the hit FOX show, American Idol.
The talk show host and general all around funny person leaves after one season. She cited her reasons inthis statement given today on Ellen site:
couple months ago, I let FOX and the American Idol producers know that this didnt feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldnt leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for.
I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on Idol and I am very grateful for the year I had, I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.