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Ellen wants to look REAL good on American Idol

2010-02-18 08:50

"A Diva is a female version of a hustler". Beyoncé, were you talking about Ellen DeGeneres?

The newest American Idol judge is reportedly asking for an exorbitant clothing allowance while she appears on the hit show.

How exorbitant? $150 000 worth of OTT! Sure, she'll probably just get a couple more waistcoats and pullovers, but madam wants them all custom-made. Probably all made from organic, natural bamboo or something equally green, too.

Her justification is that her predecessor, Paula Abdul, got a big budget for hair and makeup.

We think $150K is chump change for a cash cow like American Idol, and Ellen's the best thing they've got now that Simon's handed in his resignation. They'd better not piss off the up-and-coming queen of talk and pay up before she leaves as well.

Do you think Ellen should get a new wardrobe? Maybe they should throw in a stylist, too...

Read Idolator's American Idol blog here for all the favourites, videos and more.

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