Ellen Quits American Idol

WTF is going on over there????? Ellen Degeneres released a statement today stating that she is leaving American Idol.

“A couple months ago, I let FOX and the “American Idol” producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn’t 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.”

This is getting really crazy. First, news that Nigel Lythgoe may be returning as Executive Producer and possibly replacing Simon Cowell. Now this…. Ellen never really got a chance to shine, but she became more comfortable as the season progressed.

What are YOUR thoughts on this?

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