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Ellen DeGeneres fills Paula Abdul’s vacant ‘Idol’ seat

Ellen DeGeneres will be keeping her day job as daytime talk show host and will be adding a night job as the fourth judge on American Idol. The comedian claims to be the show's biggest fan and says she will offer the people's point of view.
September 10, 2009

Ellen DeGeneres will be keeping her day job as daytime talk show host and will be adding a night job as the fourth judge on American Idol. The comedian claims to be the show’s biggest fan and says she will offer the people’s point of view.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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