Day: July 29, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres votes herself off of American Idol

A lot of people thought Ellen DeGeneres seemed uncomfortable as a judge last season on FOX's American Idol, including DeGeneres, who just put out a statement late today that she would not return to the series. She said on her site: 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. Related: One of the things keeping her busy is her own record label, which she announced she was starting this summer after pre-teen Greyson Michael Chance's videos singing and playing the piano blew up on...

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Pic of the Day: Drew Carey, before and after losing 80 pounds

Drew Carey hosts The Price is Right, not The Biggest Loser, but sometime between taping his game show and Tweeting about the World Cup, the comedian improvised a weight-loss plan of basic diet and exercise to drop upward of 80 pounds. Carey, 52, told People magazine that he cut the carbs and hit the cardio because he was sick of being fat and having Type-2 diabetes.  "I like being skinny," Carey said. "I was sick of being fat on the camera. Really, I just got sick of it. Once I started losing weight, again, like once I started dropping a couple pant sizes, then it was easy 'cause once you see the results, then you don't wanna stop." Congrats,...

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Steve Carell turns the tables on Zach Galifianakis in a schmucky episode of Between Two Ferns

Even a movie promotion cannot stop this new episode of "Between Two Ferns" from being surprisingly funny, but then again, when both Zach Galifianakis and Steve Carell star in the movie Dinner with Schmucks, and they both are funny in pretty much every situation they choose to be, then this will all work out just fine. You're fat! You have a big nose! See? We're all good. Roll the...

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