Ellen DeGeneres will be announcing, on her show this afternoon, that she is the new full-time judge on American Idol.

I guess I’m confused why they chose Ellen to replace Paula Abdul. Granted, I would take anybody over Paula, but Ellen? Really? I think it’s just a publicity stunt to revamp the image of American Idol, which seems to have been dwindling the past few seasons. The judges get old after awhile. Randy says ‘dawg’ fifteen times, Paula smiles and finds something to compliment, and Simon just throws out something negative to counter-balance Paula’s nauseating peppiness.

So besides the fact that nothing really makes Ellen qualified for judging the voices of the AI contestants,  she’ll probably make the show more entertaining.