Thursday, September 10, 2009


Now, I have to preface this with I am not a die hard American Idol Fan.

I watch the audition.
Not because I'm looking to find the next best talent.
I watch because some of them are HILARIOUS!
Now, I do realize that is mean.
But cooooome some of these people hear or see themselves.
I know we are suppose to love our family members.
I know we are suppose to support our family members.
Isn't support telling them not to go on national tv....they just may embarrass themselves.
Isn't it love to tell them to keep singing the car or shower.
(yes, that's right.....there are times that I am just singing and dancing away while I drive)

So....when they announced that Paula Abdul would not be returning as a judge to American Idol I was not the one that was sad or even giving it a second thought.

I was the one saying..."IS THIS ACTUALLY NATIONAL NEWS?"

Now, when I saw on my Google homepage yesterday that Ellen Degeneres will be replacing Paula, yes I just use her first if I know her personally, I was so excited.

I have got to be one of her top, straight #1 fans.
I love that she can find the funny in everyday situation.
I love that she NEVER swears or uses mean words.
(not sure if you know me but I have the mouth of a truck driver....i'm not exagerating)
I love that her humor is clean and that my kids can watch her.
I love that I can watch her DVD's over and over and over again and laugh as if I have never seen it before.
I love that the things she talks about are the exact same things that happen to me on a DAILY basis.
I love that through all of her pain she has come out the other end even better.
I love that she does what she has to do to heal her heart.
I love that she never gives up.

So with all that being said.....I bet I will now be an American Idol fan.
I sure hope she doesn't let me down.

I really want to be in the AI club.


tara said...

YEAH, I LOVE her too Amy....she is so funny and she has a way of making you laugh that just roll off her tongue so effortlessly!! I watch AI, but now I know it will be better, I will be laughing my arse off from Ellen! yeehaw!

LuLu & Co. said...

I love her too!!! For all the same reasons you listed!! I watch AI but was getting bored with it and wasn't tuning in like i use to... but now I can't wait for it to start!
it's so good to laugh,

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Dogwood said...

Ellen~only using her first name~is the greatest. She is so funny and down to earth. I admire all she does for people in need. Needless to say, I think she will add a great element to the AI Show. Oh and yes...I am a die hard follower!

Jen R. said...

I think she is funny too....I watch AI.. I love a good train wreck...

LillySue said...

She is very easy to like...Genuine people like her are very loveable!
We do not have cable so we will not be watching, sigh....
We have watched all 4 seasons of "LOST" on Netflix watch it now Roku box in the past month and are now going nuts knowing we have to wait till DECEMBER 8th till the next season is released on DVD, UGH!! I am SOOOOO hooked!!
Hope you are having a great week!

Amber Ellis said...

Oh honey, I am so with you on this one! I LOVE Ellen. After I boycotted Oprah (somewhat, I still watch if I see someone good is on her show), I became I diehard Ellen fan. She is HILARIOUS! Your right, she is never tacky or profane. Just clean fun. I think she will be just what AI needs! I got a little tired of seeing Paula stoned out of her mind anyway :)

paige said...

i love her!!
can't wait to see her on ole' AI!
thanks for the scoop
wink :)

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

I was very excited as well. Like you I only watch the auditions and maybe the odd show with the children. I think she will be a wonderful addition and more of us will tune in just to see her bug Simon!

A.Love said...

I am not an idol fan either but ellen, okay..i'll watch ellen on idol. now it's going to be so funny!!! :) (sidenote: i've moved blogs. I'm not publicly announcing it because I'm hiding from my In Laws so I hope you still join me at my new place! :)

Lisa said...

I am with you, who cares if Paula leaves! Ellen will be a good "good cop" for the show. She is very supportive without acting drunk! And she loves to dance! I think AI will be better!
Hugs, Lisa

Lissa said...

she did a guest visit on so you think you can dance and she was sooooo funny....

Blasé said...

Bring on Ellen!
I could just pinch her sides!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

I am a HUGE AI fan and I am also super excited about Ellen. She is so cool and will add so much fun to the show. Although I will miss Paula and her strange drunk like behavior!