Simon Supported Paula Through Corey Clark Controversy

Paula Abdul tells The New York Post that when allegations surfaced the ‘American Idol’ judge had an inappropriate affair with Corey Clark during the show’s second season, it was her usual on-air nemesis Simon Cowell who ultimately stepped up for her. “He was extremely distraught and protective and supportive of me when that happened,” Abdul told The Post’s Don Kaplan. “There’s the times when he’s like a big brother or a lover.”

The full story at NYPost.com has since been removed.

Happy Paula Abdul Hugs Paparazzi

August 19, 2006 – Paula Abdul was videotaped walking around in Beverly Hills the other day with some friends, before hugging the paparazzi and revealing that she’s got deals to do two new television shows, but wouldn’t provide details until everything was signed.

Corey Clark Charged After Food Fight With Record Co Manager

The Associated Press reports booted ‘American Idol’ season two finalist Corey Clark, who claimed to have had an affair with judge Paula Abdul, was cited on a misdemeanor battery charge after getting into an alleged food fight with his record company manager Laura Kathleen Troy at a hotel, Sacramento police said Monday.

Corey Clark Details His Problems With FOX And ‘Idol’

‘American Idol’ season two booted finalist Corey Clark spoke with Steppin’ Out magazine in a Q&A, where unlike the other interviews he’s done so far, he was able to explain in detail why he felt he got screwed over by the FOX show. “I was in contract negotiations with Jive Records right before they got an e-mail from ‘American Idol’ [representatives] saying that, ‘Corey Clark is a talented guy, but we’re not working with him because he was a headache and he’s a criminal and he lied,'” Clark explained. “I subsequently lost that deal after they sent that e-mail. So after that I ended up securing a deal at Universal’s Bungalow Records with Paul Ring. He gave me a record imprint deal, which is revolutionary for a first-time artist. The deal I got allows me to control my own image and write my own music. I also get to have more control over the profits and have much more say-so in what I’m doing. Now let me explain something. ‘American Idol’ also has a record label at Universal called Nineteen Entertainment. When they heard I had a deal with Bungalow Records, they contacted Paul Ring and tried to set up a meeting to get him to renege on the deal he had with me because they didn’t want me with Universal.”

Clark also alleged that he was booted from the show because “I brought in this attorney [to review the ‘Idol’ contract] and right away the people at ‘American Idol’ realized it was [Paula Abdul’s] attorney. So they thought I was being slick. Two weeks later they manufactured the scandal about me and my sister with the police. They switched all the facts around and put their $900 million chest behind it and got a media outlet like FOX to back them.”

‘American Idol’ Losers Fatal Mistake

May 28, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “Last night we had Carrie Underwood on this show. She was voted the newest ‘American Idol’. And a lot of people are speculating why bo didn’t win. Yeah, they think he made a fatal mistake of not snuggling with Paula after sex. … Well, that little sleazeball Corey Clark, who started this whole thing, he was upset about the spoof ‘American Idol’ did on him the other night. He was furious. In fact, he is so mad, he said, if any of those judges ever visit the McDonald’s he’s working at, he will refuse to serve them.”

Corey Clark Tells ‘American Idol’: Stop Badmouthing Me

May 27, 2005 – Over the objections of his publicist, ‘American Idol’ season two finalist Corey Clark, who’s working on a new music video, had a message for the folks at ‘Idol’, who lampooned the booted singer on Wednesday’s finale. “Stop talking about me,” Clark groused. “Stop bad mouthing me. Stop dragging my name through the mud.”

Bo Bice’s Prize

May 27, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “As you know, last night Carrie Underwood beat out Bo Bice to become the new ‘American Idol’. She won a recording contract and the keys to a private jet. Bo came in second. He got the keys to Paula Abdul’s house.”

Worst Group Of ‘American Idol’ Singers In History?

May 27, 2005 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Thursday night, “Well, ‘American Idol’ came to an end last night. And some critics say this was the worst group of singers in the show’s history. Yeah, and after hearing this, Paula Abdul said, ‘Not only that, they were lousy in bed.’ … This is interesting — last night’s season finale of ‘American Idol’ featured a special appearance by Kenny G. Yeah. Yeah, apparently, the idea was to make the losers feel better about themselves.”

Despite Controversy, ‘American Idol’ Ends On Top

May 26, 2005 – Paula Abdul tells ‘Extra’ nothing could overshadow the final show, not even the controversies. “Check out the ratings!” she insisted. “I’m still standing, aren’t I?” Even Judge Simon Cowell said this ‘Idol’ season was the best of all. “More than anything, I wanted a competition this year, and that’s what we got. America got it right.”

Conan O’Brien’s Message To ‘American Idol’ Champ

May 26, 2005 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “Tonight was the season finale of ‘American Idol’, where the home viewers chose between Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood. Now we — folks, we tape early. A couple hours early. We don’t know who won. So either way, I’d like to say, ‘Congratulations, hillbilly’.”

Popdirt Visitors Correctly Predict ‘Idol’ Victor

May 26, 2005 – Our previous poll asking who do you think will win ‘American Idol 4’ saw 52.6% select Carrie Underwood, with 47.4% selecting Bo Bice. Underwood was selected ‘Idol’ champ on Wednesday night.

Corey Clark Floats Ryan And Simon Are Lovers Rumor

‘American Idol’ season one finalist Corey Clark is targetting the show’s host Ryan Seacrest now. “Since [Seacrest is] talking junk about my song on Jay Leno, I’m going to have to lay into him,” Clark tells Steppin’ Out Magazine’s Chaunce Hayden. “There’s a rumor going around that he was doing some things with Simon [Cowell].” Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson responded in an e-mail to The New York Daily News: “We’ve all slept with Ryan and we can confirm that he’s not gay.”

Corey Clark Chats With Steve & DC

‘American Idol’ season one finalist Corey Clark phoned into the Steve & DC Morning Show on Wednesday (May 18). Clark discussed his allegation of his affair with Paula Abdul on the program, how the public has been reacting negatively to his story, whether Paula “broke his heart”, how his hardball business moves with the help of Paula were the true reason he was booted from the show, his motivation, getting bullied by Fox, his debut album due June 21st, and more. The 15-minute interview and the crew’s comments afterwards have since been removed from steveanddc.com.

Seacrest Calls Clark An ‘Opportunist’

‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest was on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday and was quized about season two contestant Corey Clark’s affair with Paula Abdul. “Well, I think there’s a lot of hearsay when it comes to this situation,” Seacrest told Leno. “I mean, the way I look at it is, you’ve got a contestant, a a former contestant that, years later, comes out and says this at the same time he’s trying to promote a song.” That prompted Leno to fume, “And he’s a little weasel.” Seacrest added, “Yeah, he’s trying to promote a song. I mean, the guy’s an opportunist. He’s trying to promote a song that would never get played or any recognition unless he’s got some story attached to it. And I think that’s what this kid is doing. Paula is a dear friend and I 100% support her.”

Corey Clark Chats With WBLI

‘American Idol’ season two finalist Corey Clark phoned into WBLI 106.1 FM in Long Island on Friday (May 13) to discuss his affair with Paula Abdul. Clark said sex with Abdul was “off the hook”, being disqualified from the hit show, the “explicit evidence” he has of their affair, and more. WBLI.com has since removed the audio.

Corey Clark Gets Boost From Scott Storch

‘American Idol’ season two finalist Corey Clark spoke with MTV News about something other than his alleged affair with Paula Abdul — his debut solo album, which he’s gotten producing help on the track ‘Out of Control’ from Scott Storch. “We sat down and he vibed on me and dug my style,” Clark said of his first meeting with Storch, which came after the singer thought he’d already finished the album, but just before the Abdul scandal broke. “He normally costs a grip to get a track from him and he knew I wasn’t coming from a place with a lot of dough. But he worked with me because he believed in my talent, and when we were done he said, ‘I’m a hit picker, and this is a hit’.” Read more.

Corey Clark Chats With The MJ Morning Show

The MJ Morning Show interviewed ‘American Idol’ season two finalist Corey Clark about his allegations of an affair with show judge Paula Abdul. Clark was in Miami working on a new single. He said he had sex with Abdul “more than 20” times, and the sex was normal – no whips or chains. MJ then quizzed him about the report from Matt Drudge and a “distinguishing characteristic” on Abdul’s body – which he pretty much confirmed and is in the “lower” region in an area covered by clothing about the size of a 50 cent piece. Clark was grilled on whether he had smoked pot with Paula, and finally admitted that they lit up “at least once.” The two-part interview audio has since been removed from mjmorningshow.com.

Jackie & Bender Hang Up On Corey Clark

‘American Idol’ season two finalist Corey Clark phoned in to the Jackie & Bender show on KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Thursday (May 12). Clark said he enjoyed the ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit, the further evidence he has that he won’t share, still being under a confidentiality contract with ‘Idol’, his slight problems with how he portrayed on the ‘Primetime’ program, Frenchie getting help from ‘Idol’, and more. Bender was hostile towards Clark throughout the interview and ended up hanging up on him about 10 minutes in, caling him a “piehole”. The interview audio at kiss1061.com has since been removed.

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