Paula Abdul visited ‘Good Day LA’ on Thursday (April 2), talking about the new season of ‘American Idol’. Paula talked about her busy schedule, giving Simon Cowell the coloring book and how they’ve become the show within a show, what she thought about Megan Joy’s ouster, talking with Jillian Reynolds eight years about about the ‘Idol’ offer before anyone else, her HSN jewelry, Ryan Seacrest’s work ethic, and having her ex roommate Kara DioGuardi join the show.
On the web extra interview, Paula talked about the products she’s been using, how Simon is big on skin care, joining Twitter (@PaulaAbdul), recording new material in the studio that she says is “reminiscent of my first album”, how the kids on the show have it difficult, trying to be supportive while offering constructive criticism, an upcoming ‘Nightline’ appearance, and more.
The interview videos at myfoxla.com have since been removed.
Paula Abdul Attends 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards
March 29, 2009 – ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul attended the Nickelodeon 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards held at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion on Saturday (March 28) in Westwood, California. Check out pictures from Zimbio.
Abdul also offered some advice for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant and Olympic gold medal winner Shawn Johnson after a close call with a stalker. “She’s got to stay close to her family,” Paula explained to the Los Angeles Times, having experienced a similar situation with Paula Goodspeed, a former ‘Idol’ auditioner who killed herself in front of Abdul’s home last year. “It’s very unnerving and off putting, I am certain. It’s scary and I’ve been through it. Just keep the faith and stay close to your family and remember security knows best.”
Paula Abdul Claims Fourth Judge Diss Wasn’t About Kara DioGuardi
February 26, 2009 – Paula Abdul tells UsMagazine.com that her recent comment that ‘American Idol’ “doesn’t work” with four judges was not a critique of the show’s newest judge Kara DioGuardi. “It is unfortunate that a quote of mine was taken completely out of context today,” Abdul said. “I was actually referring specifically to the use of ‘guest judges’ in seasons past, NOT Kara or this season. I am thrilled to have her by my side each week on American Idol.”
Paula Abdul & Kara DioGuardi’s Friendship Bugs Simon Cowell
January 26, 2009 – Paula Abdul spoke with Usmagazine.com at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the ‘American Idol’ judge talked about the addition of Kara DioGuardi. “It’s great for me because she’s my old roommate, and we’re friends,” Paul said. “And that bugs Simon. So it’s good for me.”