Ellen DeGeneres finished her first season on American Idol on Wednesday, and by Friday she and wife Portia de Rossi were already in relaxation mode by the pool in Mexico. Ellen lounged with a book while Portia put on a bikini to soak in the sun between workouts. It was a long five months as the new face on the Idol judges panel, and Ellen certainly deserves a break after helping crown Lee DeWyze the newest champion. Ellen stays incredibly busy between AI and her daytime talk show, and she is adding another project into the mix with the announcement that she is starting a record label. The company is called eleveneleven, and her first act was to sign YouTube sensation Greyson Chance. We'll be hearing a lot more from him in coming months, but for now Ellen's slipping into her one piece for R&R with Portia.
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