Variety reported today that Ellen Degeneres has offically replaced Paul Abdul as the third panel judge on American Idol. This proves that bureacracy reigns supreme in television and some decisions couldn’t be more out of touch with the general public. America loved Paula, they should’ve gave the beloved Laker girl the money she deserved – after all they gave Ryan Seacrest $45 mil over 3 years and Simon Cowell earns that same $45 mil each year! And he’s locked in until 2011 and gets paid off every use of the format worldwide! Rich dude! Looks like Hollywood is still up to its same tricks. And you know what I mean.