"I'm thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. I've watched since the beginning, and I've always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I'll save from not having to text my vote."

But, will Ellen be the HEART of the show? People do love her on her talk show, and on her series before that, but will America take her into their hearts - Big Gay Out Ellen - on the biggest show on television? I sure hope so!