‘Showbiz Tonight’ host AJ Hammer talked with ‘Access Hollywood’ correspondent Laura Saltman and pop culture expert Steven Smith about whether Paula Abdul will return for next season’s ‘American Idol’. Everyone seemed to agree that in the end, Abdul will be back on the FOX hit. The segment, aired Monday (July 20), has since been removed at Turner.com.
Manager: It Doesn’t Appear Paula Abdul Will Be Back On ‘Idol’
July 19, 2009 – Paula Abdul’s manager David Sonenberg is claiming the 47-year-old will likely not be returning as a judge on ‘American Idol’ when the hit FOX show resumes for a ninth season with auditions beginning August 6th. “Very sadly, it does not appear that she’s going to be back on ‘Idol’,” Sonenberg told the Los Angeles Times. “I find it under these circumstances particularly unusual; I think unnecessarily hurtful. I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that [‘Idol’ production companies Fremantle and 19 Entertainment] haven’t stepped up and said what they want to do.”
Paula Abdul Comments On Ed McMahon’s Death
June 25, 2009 – Paula Abdul talked about the death of Ed McMahon as she left Cuvee on Tuesday (June 23) in Los Angeles. The ‘American Idol’ judge had this to say on her Twitter (@PaulaAbdul):
My condolences on the passing of a great man..Ed McMahon..xoP
Watch Hollywood.tv footage below.
Paula Abdul Denies Addiction
May 7, 2009 – Paula Abdul spoke with WKQI’s Mojo in the Morning in Detroit, insisting that the Ladies’ Home Journal cover story claiming she checked into La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California for help shedding her dependence on pain pills was untrue. “It was very stressful for me to hear that and to be quoted saying something I never said,” Paula said. “I’ve never checked into a rehab clinic. I’ve never been addicted or abused drugs, and I’ve never been addicted or abused alcohol. I’ve never even been drunk in my life.” Paula insisted that she went to La Costa to relax, not for any addiction.
The interview audio at mojointhemorning.com has since been removed.