Today, Ellen announced on the show that she was the new judge on “American Idol!” I must say, the crowd was shocked, and it turned into an immediate standing ovation. During the commercial break, I announced, “There she is, the new judge on American Idol….Ellen DeGeneres.” Ellen looked at me, nodded, and you could tell she was really thrilled. The entire studio was really excited for her. It was pretty cool to be the first person to give her a shout out for her new job.
I think that she’ll do a great, being the judge that speaks for the people. Ellen is a fan, just like the rest of America. It’s funny…Four years ago, I was working for Ryan Seacrest. Soon after that, I was hired on Ellen, and I’ve even done audience warm-up on Idol a few times. Those are my people.
By the way, we had the Real Housewives of Atlanta on “Ellen” yesterday, and they were drama! Ellen had to get in the middle of them, and break up the bickering and catfights. I will not be inviting them to any party we have any time soon.
Also, congrats to Derek Jeter, tied for most hits ever for a Yankee. I don’t like them Yanks, but Jeter was born in Pequannock, NJ!