Sarah Palin Signs with Fox News as Contributor

Sarah Palin and Fox News are signing on to work together soon. Sarah Palin signing with Fox News allows her to have another vehicle from which to spread her politics, and it actually seems like Fox News is a good fit for her. According to the Washington Post, Sarah Palin will shortly be announced as a contributor with Fox News, and that the revealing of Sarah Palin is expected to come “shortly.” It is reported that Sarah Palin will appear as a commentator on various Fox shows, and that she will serve as a host of an occasional program that will examine “inspirational tales involving ordinary Americans.”

This move by both Sarah Palin and Fox News is definitely going to be looked at in a different fashion from both sides of the aisle. It should be welcomed by viewers of Fox News, as Palin is extremely popular with her conservative base, and Fox News has become a very large pulpit for conservative news and views over the past few years. She will fit in perfectly with the rest of the Fox News team, and undoubtedly will being in some nice ratings for the network. That has to be why Rupert Murdoch wanted to sign Sarah Palin on to the network, and while she can be a lightning rod at times, she is never uninteresting on television.

While it seems like this is the perfect move for Sarah Palin to make right now, it also seems a bit suspect in its authenticity. It really looks from the outside like Sarah Palin is trying to further strengthen her support around the country, and to give people something to hang on to if she does end up running for President of the United States on the Republican ticket in 2012. It’s still a few years away, but this really looks like she is setting up some more ground work in order to create an even stronger following for herself. She does have some work to do to overcome the bad publicity she received for quitting as Governor as Alaska, and this could turn into a genius move by both Palin and Fox News in the end.

An official announcement of this union is expected from Fox News and Sarah Palin very soon. Her main focus would be to target conservative audience and buy paper to reach more audience.

Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol

Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol this season. Because Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol, this will be his last season as an Idol judge, which will give him more time to focus on other endeavors. One of those projects that Simon Cowell will work on instead of American Idol is his new talent search show that will launch in 2011. His new show is called The X Factor, and seems a lot like America’s Got Talent which airs in the U.S. during the summer months. What will make The X Factor different than other reality competition shows like American Idol and America’s Got Talent has yet to be revealed by Simon Cowell, but we can expect more information in the near future.

The fact that Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol is a big shock to fans of the show that have stuck with it for the first eight seasons. As the ninth season of American Idol gets ready to air its season premiere on Tuesday, this shocking news will definitely overshadow any other American Idol news for the moment. Simon Cowell is really the anchor of American Idol, and it’s quite difficult to picture how this show will be able to move forward without Simon Cowell in the judge’s seat. It seems like they will be loaded up with people looking to give positive thoughts to the contestants on the show, and it is clear that American Idol could really suffer without the personality of Simon Cowell at the table.

American Idol is still the top show on television, even after eight full seasons of airing on Fox. It has seen the overall ratings slip just a tad in the past couple of years, but American Idol is still way out in front as the most watched show on television. Judge Paula Abdul couldn’t reach a contract agreement with American Idol this past summer, and as a result ended up walking away from the show. New judge Ellen DeGeneres will replace her on the show when American Idol moves to its top 36 again this season, but it’s already a pretty big change for the show. Now with the announcement that Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol it means that the show may go in a completely new direction once again.

It had seemed like four judges were too many to have at the table last season, and when Paula Abdul announced that she was leaving it seemed that they could get back into the groove of just having three judges. Then the announcement came that Ellen DeGeneres would be joining the show, and once again Idol will have a packed judges table. It’s unclear where American Idol sees itself in a couple of years, but without Simon Cowell this show is going to look and feel completely different than it does this season. To the fans of American Idol, make sure you enjoy this season, because it could be the last gasp for this show in the end.