Los Angeles Times

DeGeneres tapped for 'Idol'

Ellen DeGeneres is dancing her way into the fourth judge's seat on "American Idol." Fox announced Wednesday the talk show host and comedian, who admittedly has no formal music experience other than a passion for tunes, would join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the ninth season starting in January. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DE/Getty Images for ATI)