@katiecouric: Ellen on "American Idol"

CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric recently sat down with talk show host, comedian and new "American Idol" judge Ellen DeGeneres.

DeGeneres dismissed any controversy about her new gig on "Idol" saying, "I'm just someone who also has an opinion."

"There's a big music element in my life," she said.

Ellen replaced Paula Abdul as judge on the hit singing show.

"Will you have a hard time being brutally honest," Couric asked.

"I won't have a hard time being brutally honest," Ellen replied. "But I won't be mean. You don't have to be mean to be honest."

If you want to see the full @katiecouric interview, including Ellen's definition of beauty, and future family plans, click here.
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