In perhaps the least shocking news of the day, Fox announced that Ellen DeGeneres will not be returning to American Idol next season.

Much of last season was a total disaster, including her stay at the judges' table -- honestly, I think she was just too nice.

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In Idol speculation news, TMZ reported yesterday that Jessica Simpson might become a judge on the coming season.

I'm thinking I won't believe the reported lineup till I see it myself.

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