Paula Abdul's Reality revenge
By April MacIntyre Aug 9, 2009, 16:21 GMT
Paula Abdul - Tiny dancer, ex Laker girl and singer Paula Abdul is down, but not out.© Bob Charlotte / PR Photos
Tiny dancer, ex Laker girl and singer Paula Abdul is down, but not out.
It was a tough year for Abdul; a crazed fan killed herself in a car outside Abdul's home, and FOX refused to acquiesce to Abdul's salary demands in light of the enormous raise her coworker Ryan Seacrest and fellow judge Simon Cowell received. Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi are returning, but each of them has significant income from other sources, and are not hammering producers for big raises.
The Yin to Cowell's Yang, Paula served as the warm fuzzy "nurturing" American Idol judge for eight years; her appearances netted a great deal of comic relief by way of her incoherent comments that the AI watchers had a field day with during day-after dished AI post-mortems.
Now Variety claims Nigel Lythgoe, the polite-ish Englishman, equine sex metaphor fan and friend of Simon Cowell is courting Paula Abdul, who may join the "So You Think You Can Dance" show following her exit from American Idol.