'American Idol': 'Real Housewives' Jill Zarin doesn't miss Paula Abdul, Katy Perry's 'mean'

jill-zarin-paula-abdul.jpgEllen DeGeneres made her "American Idol" debut on Tuesday (Feb. 9) night and she already has at least one fan.

"I am really excited by Ellen, who I think is going to be just fantastic," "Real Housewives of New York" star Jill Zarin tells Zap2it.

While Jill is still holding out hope that Simon Cowell won't completely walk away from the "Idol" judges table in favor of the upcoming FOX show "The X Factor," she has come around on Paula Abdul's replacement, Kara DioGuardi.

"I like Kara a lot more this season. I was more on Team Paula last season, but I don't miss her now and I really thought I would. I like the rotating guest judges, some more than others.

"I was surprised that I liked Victoria Beckham, because I thought she would be snobby and bitchy, but she was actually quite classy and lovely and encouraging to the people.

"I also was surprised by Katy Perry, who was just so mean to those kids. She was just too tough, and she should be a role model to these aspiring singers."

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