We've all been speculating about who will replace Simon Cowell on "American Idol," and an announcement is expected soon. In the meantime, some big news was just released today.
Ellen DeGeneres will NOT be returning for Season 10! She released the following on her website:
"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."
I personally thought Ellen made a great judge on the show. Are you sad to see her go? What do you think will happen with "American Idol" now?