These are the five that make American Idol run so smoothly. But one of them is leaving after season nine.
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During the first night of American Idol's Hollywood auditions, Ellen DeGeneres made a great impression on viewers. She's funny and she's fresh.
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After just one night, Ellen DeGeneres seems right at home on the judge's panel. We loved her funny and fresh opening performance.
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Ellen DeGeneres poses here for a Fox promotional photo. She's part of the American Idol family.
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This is your first look at Ellen DeGeneres as a judge on American Idol. She debuts on season nine.
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Say hello to the new American Idol panel. It includes Ellen DeGeneres.
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Ellen DeGeneres Biography

Jason and Molly on Ellen Ellen DeGeneres was a great host of the Oscars and an often funny woman. She entertains us. She was one of the very first stars to come... More »
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Ellen DeGeneres Quotes

I’m thrilled that the California supreme court overturned the ban on gay marriage. I can’t wait to get married. We all deserve the same rights, and I believe that someday we’ll look back on this and not allowing gays to marry will seem as absurd as not allowing women to vote.

Ellen DeGeneres

You showed us something in that film that I have not seen for a very, very long time.

Ellen DeGeneres [to Jonah Hill, regarding his penis in The Wolf of Wall Street]