Ellen to Replace Paula on American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres will join American Idol as a judge this season, replacing Paula Abdul. And the question is: do we care? I know there are Idol geeks out there, and I’m particularly interested in their takes on this, but I want to hear from anyone who’s got two cents to share. Is Ellen an upgrade? Do you like Ellen? Do you think this is all part of some grand scheme to eventually bring Paula back, as I’ve seen suggested in a place or two? Let us know! I actually happen to like Ellen a lot—she awarded Super Bowl tickets to my friend Louann a couple of years back—and might actually have to tune into Idol for the first time since season one, just to see what she gets up to.