Back of Ellen Relaxes With Portia After Her Really Big Idol Week Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi stepped out for a walk in LA on Friday. It's been quite a week for the talk show host, who kicked off a new season of her show and took on a whole new gig signing on as the fourth judge on American Idol. Most of you are on board with Ellen on Idol and she's also racking up endorsements from former contestants and even Paula Abdul herself. Ellen still has a few more months until she takes her permanent place at the judges table, and until then she can flex her vocal chords if she ever needs to prove her place there. View 2 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Image Source: X17 Online Comments Janne 8 years I love Ellen too, and I think she'll be a great American Idol judge.