Paula Abdul attended the Jennifer Nicholson Show at Mercedes-Benz Fall 2006 L.A. Fashion Week on Wednesday (March 22) at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California. The ‘American Idol’ judge showed off some cleavage in a red dress at the event also attended by Jennifer’s famous father Jack Nicholson. Check out pictures from RexFeatures (page1 / page2) and GettyImages (front row / around).
Paula Abdul’s Behavior Draws ‘Hurtful’ Scrutiny
March 24, 2006 – The New York Daily News reports sources close ‘American Idol’ dismissed an Us Weekly report that angry producers were looking to replace Paula Abdul with Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson, and also nixed the possibility that Spears or Simpson could appear on the show as a guest. As for comments about Abdul’s behavior on the show this season, her spokeswoman Michelle Bega complained that constant battering on the message boards and speculation in the press is “harmful and hurtful to an individual such as Paula who is nothing but a lovely and talented woman who is just doing her job.”
Paula Abdul’s New Man
March 19, 2006 – TMZ spotted Paula Abdul canoodling and holding hands with actor Tony Schiena at the grand opening of designer Leona Edmiston’s boutique in West Hollywood. Sources tell the website that Schiena has been hanging out backstage during the ‘American Idol’ telecasts.
Jay Leno’s Special Spring Break Guest
March 18, 2006 – Jay Leno joked about his Spring Break audience during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “I was talking to one young lady before the show tonight. I was shocked. Her speech was slurred. She was falling down. She was so wasted. I finally said, ‘Look, Paula, you’re great on ‘American Idol’.”
Simon’s Paula Senses
March 16, 2006 – ‘Access Hollywood’ spoke with Simon Cowell and asked the ‘American Idol’ judge about his contentious relationship with fellow judge Paula Abdul. “People ask if all this is sort of staged or anything, but honest to God, Nancy, I see Paula 30 seconds before the show starts,” Simon told host Nancy O’Dell. “Normally, I’m sitting down, she walks in, and I take one look at her face and I can go, this is going to be a rough show. I can just tell or its going to be a happy show. Paula is one of those people, she just doesn’t like being disagreed with, so, if she says something and I disagree she goes nuts. It’s interesting for me ’cause I never know what is going to come out of her mouth. I’m not even sure if she does half the time.”