Last night on episode 1 of Hollywood Week 1 of season 9 of American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres took over Paul Abdul’s empty seat and prepared to bring comedy to this old favorite. She throw a few jokes at Simon Cowell, mainly inquiring as to why he was leaving the very MOMENT she came on the show. There’s been a ton of speculation on a “fight” between the two, however, I believe after watching last night’s episode they may have actually come to some sort of agreement. The contestants, most of them, brought it up to a whole new level last night and quite frankly I feel it’s too early to have my favorites, but I promise to reveal those next week to see if they match yours! I’m pumped this year to actually have an AT&T phone to text in my votes this year!! There’s also this whole new area of the site for AT&T mobile users, which is definitely worth a look. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally ready for next week’s episode to get some more drama, talent and of course Simon’s wonderful comments.