Paula Abdul Sits On Brian Kilmeade’s Lap Again

Paula Abdul spoke with ‘Fox & Friends’ co-host Brian Kilmeade on her thoughts about ‘American Idol’ guest judges, what’s ahead after this season’s ‘Idol’ ends, and finished up by sitting on Brian’s lap again.

Video at FoxNews.com has since been removed.

Crazy Anna Nicole Smith Judge

February 24, 2007 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Today, there is a ruling today in the Anna Nicole Smith case. It’s official. The judge is a whack job. Did you watch this? Did you see the judge start crying? He’s crying. He’s the judge! He’s not supposed to be emotional. I haven’t seen a judge cry like that since Paula Abdul.”

Paula Abdul Talks With Us Weekly

February 15, 2007 – Us Weekly’s Katrina Szish spoke with Paula Abdul at the magazine’s offices in New York City the other day about the new season of ‘American Idol’. She also discussed her collection at QVC, producing her first feature film, and how the public feels involved with the FOX hit. Veoh.com has since removed the video.

Coming To The Defense Of Paula Abdul

February 14, 2007 – While Paula Abdul admits she has in the past used prescription drugs to treat inflammatory arthritis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy, friends and colleagues of the ‘American Idol’ judge continue to stand by her and insist that Abdul doesn’t have a substance abuse problem. “She certainly doesn’t do social drugs or even drink,” confirmed ‘Idol’ Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe.

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

Crude, Racist & Rude Brandon Ruins Paris Hilton’s Birthday Bash

The New York Daily News reports Paris Hilton was reduced to tears after oily heir Brandon Davis’ lewd behavior drove Courtney Love, Paula Abdul and others from the Saturday night pre Oscar dinner celebrating Paris’ 26th birthday, according to witnesses. “He was hurling flowers at Paula Abdul,” a guest revealed. “Then he began bombing her with Styrofoam flower-holders. He was shouting, ‘Lick my @#$!@, Paula!’ He started mocking her ancestry by speaking gibberish in an Arabic accent. Stavros and Paris tried to stop him. Paris said, ‘Shut up, you’re wasted!'” The ‘American Idol’ judge, who was supposed to sing ‘Happy Birthday’, then made an early exit.

No Birthday Cake For Paris Hilton

February 26, 2007 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Thursday night, “I don’t know if you’re aware of this, Paris Hilton’s birthday was this week. It’s Paris Hilton’s birthday, yeah. This is the story. Paris Hilton threw herself a birthday party this week, and she brought two dates. That’s right. Yeah, which explains why Paris told her guests, ‘No cake for me, I had a sandwich in the car’.”

Elliot Mintz Update After He & Paris Celebrate Birthdays In Vegas

February 23, 2007 – Elliot spoke with Celebrities.com videographer Henry Trappler outside Hyde in Hollywood the other night. Elliot had returned from Las Vegas where he celebrated his and Paris Hilton’s birthdays. The interview, where he discussed the heiress, has been removed from Lulop.com.

Perez Comments On Silent Treatment Over Paris Controversy

February 23, 2007 – Last month when a video of Paris Hilton making homophobic and racist comments was posted on the internet, her online pal Mario Lavandeira (aka Perez Hilton), who would usually revel in such things, was unusually quiet. “It can make it difficult, without a doubt,” he admitted. “I know [Paris] is not a racist and I know she’s not a homophobe… but it is not my job to defend her.”

Paris Hilton Smoking A Joint?

February 21, 2007 – ThatOtherBlog.com reports that Paris was photographed smoking what appeared to be a marijuana joint earlier today.

Britney Spears ‘Butt Of Jokes’ At Paris Hilton’s Birthday Bash

February 20, 2007 – The New York Daily News reports that at Paris’ over-the-top 26th-birthday bash in Las Vegas over the weekend, Britney Spears’ shaved head was a hot topic of conversation. “Britney was the butt of everyone’s joke. All the girls kept saying how fugly she looked as a baldie,” one Hilton pal snickered.

Nicole Richie A No Show At Paris Hilton’s Birthday Bash

February 20, 2007 – The New York Daily News reports that although Nicole had dinner in Las Vegas on Saturday night and was announced by Paris at her 26th birthday bash on the microphone to be “on her way,” she never showed up at the Hard Rock Hotel bash.

Paris Hilton Celebrates Birthday In Vegas

February 18, 2007 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday night, “This weekend, Paris Hilton is planning on celebrating her 26th birthday with a party in Las Vegas. A big party in Las Vegas. Yeah. Members of the press aren’t invited, because what happens in Paris, stays in Paris.”

Paula Abdul Stills Believes In Love

‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul tells ‘Extra’ she’s “still hopeful” and she still believes in love, so would she allow her fellow judges Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell to set her up on a blind date? “Randy maybe,” Paula admitted. “I trust [Randy] a little bit. Simon, no, no, never.”

Paula Abdul’s ‘American Idol’ Criteria

February 8, 2007 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “Paula Abdul says when she’s on ‘American Idol’, she doesn’t just pick people by singing ability, she also judges how well they put together their look. Yeah. In other words, Abdul picks whoever looks old enough to buy her a drink.”

Super Bowl Viewed By 93 Million

February 7, 2007 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday night, “According to the latest Nielsen ratings, this Sunday’s Super Bowl was watched by 93 million viewers. That’s right. Yeah, that’s a lot. Yeah, usually when that many Americans tune into a show, it involves a drunk Paula Abdul.”

Paula Abdul Visits ‘Fox & Friends’ Part 2

January 18, 2007 – Paula Abdul visited Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox & Friends’ for part two of her interview with Brian Kilmeade, aired on Wednesday (January 17), to talk about whether the most talented always win on ‘American Idol’ and why record numbers keep tuning in. Paula closed the interview by sitting in Brian’s lap in the taped interview, and when they went back live, they joked about the incident.

Video at FoxNews.com has since been removed.

Plastered Paula Abdul?

Carmen Rasmusen 'Scarborough Country'

January 15, 2007 – Paula Abdul appeared to be plastered during a press junket with Fox affiliates last week. The ‘American Idol’ judge is denying it, but will Paula’s antics hurt the country’s highest rated show? ‘Scarborough Country’ host Joe Scarborough found out from former ‘Idol’ contestant Carmen Rasmusen and Star magazine’s David Caplan.

Video of the segment, aired Monday (January 15), at Bing.com has since been removed.

On TV: Paula Abdul, Mandy Moore, Nellie McKay

Pop acts on television this week include Nellie McKay, who performs with the Brooklyn Philharmonic on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; Paula Abdul, who visits the inaugural ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ on FOX on Monday; Katharine McPhee’s mother Peisha, who visits ‘The Dr. Keith Ablow Show’ on Tuesday to help Dr. Keith counsel mothers who have risked their careers, marriages and life savings for their child¹s one shot at fame; and Mandy Moore, who visits ‘The Late Show’ on Wednesday.

Fox Defends Paula Abdul

Fox has issued a statement standing behind Paula Abdul, after the ‘American Idol’ judge appeared on several Fox affiliates touting the network’s flagship show’s season kickoff on Tuesday and appearing to be overly medicated.

“All of us at Fox have tremendous respect and admiration for Paula Abdul,” the statement reads. “She is a consummate professional who always gives 100% to everything she does. Last week, during a satellite press tour there were intermittent technical difficulties, including severe audio issues in which multiple stations were speaking to her at once. Rather than getting angry about these difficulties, or stopping the tour, Paula forged ahead and decided to have fun with the increasingly challenging situation. Unfortunately, because reporters and viewers were unaware of the situation, her humor was misconstrued.”

Paula Abdul Leaks ‘American Idol’ Secret To ‘ET’

January 15, 2007 – Paula Abdul talked with ‘Entertainment Tonight’ about being honored by YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and also had a secret from the upcoming ‘American Idol’ season six – the show will have a songwriting competition as a component. Abdul again appeared to be overly medicated.

Rep Blames Paula Abdul’s Behavior On Technical Issues

January 13, 2007 – Paula Abdul’s rep tells TMZ that the ‘American Idol’ judge’s bizarre behavior during her interview via satellite with Q13 FOX in Seattle is “much ado about nothing.” He says the station had “technical problems with the satellite and her sound was dropped not once but twice. Paula was in a small room by herself with only a cameraman. Paula was distracted and confused by the station dropping the sound. She did not know what was going on.”

Simon’s Like A Big Brother Or Lover To Paula

January 13, 2007 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Well, ‘American Idol’ is getting ready to start another season. Paula Abdul told the New York Post this week that Simon Cowell — she owes Simon a lot. That’s what she said. She said there are times when Simon is like a big brother or a lover to her. Big brother or a lover. What part of Kentucky is she from?”

Paula Abdul’s Bizarre Interview With Seattle’s Q13

January 12, 2007 – Paula Abdul appeared via satellite on Q13 Fox in Seattle on Thursday (January 11), promoting the sixth season of ‘American Idol’. Her behavior has many raising their eyebrows, with Abdul appearing out of it on the morning show thanks to perhaps prescription drugs and/or alcohol. With former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham headed to Los Angeles, will her Simon pals Cowell and Fuller may offering her a judging slot if Paula is forced into rehab? Watch the interview at YouTube.

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.

Paula Abdul And Thumbelina Jewelry Line QVC Live Remote

Paula Abdul introduced a new jewelry line on QVC during a live one hour broadcast on Monday (May 22) at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles, California. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and GettyImages.

Paula Abdul Visits ‘Larry King Live’

May 20, 2006 – Paula Abdul was on ‘Larry King Live’ on Friday (May 19) to talk with the CNN host about next week’s ‘Idol’ finale, her alleged assault, going on a television special with Dr. Phil, her plans for a new album, and the controversy surrounding Clay Aiken’s alleged homosexual liaisons. “I honestly don’t read any of that stuff, and I encourage the contestants to not read the good press, not read the bad press,” Abdul said. Asked if it mattered, Abdul responded, “Absolutely, I agree, why would it matter? … Clay is an excellent vocalist. The genre and style of his music is very specific to, I feel, more adult contemporary pop. Who cares about sexual preference?” Check out a complete transcript at CNN.com.

Paula Abdul Discusses ‘Idol’ Finale On ‘Today’

Paula Abdul visits 'Today' to discuss 'American Idol'

‘Today’ host Katie Couric talked with Paula Abdul about the season finale of ‘American Idol’. Abdul discussed the success of the show, one of her favorites Elliott Yamin being voted off, dancing with Taylor Hicks a la Courtney Cox on ‘Dancing In The Dark’, and her jewelry line. Video of the interview at Bing.com has since been removed.

Billy Bush Apologizes For Unintended ‘Idol’ Spoiler

May 19, 2006 – Those watching ‘Access Hollywood’ on Wednesday thought Billy Bush had offered a spoiler, especially for west coast viewers who watch the show on tape delay, when he said, “I’m afraid Elliott [Yamin] is gone tonight. It is shocking.” Bush offered an apology and wrote on his blog Thursday: “Which in hindsight, I can now see how that might have made it appear that I was giving away ‘Idol’ results – that is, had I actually known them. I didn’t. And I certainly didn’t mean to ruin the excitement of watching the show live.” While not explaining the remark, ‘Access’ had segments on Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks, but nothing about Elliott, so Bush probably meant he was “gone” from the ‘Access’ broadcast.

Carrie Underwood On The ‘Idol’ Finalists

Carrie Underwood on 'Today' to talk about 'American Idol' finale

May 18, 2006 – ‘Today’ host Katie Couric talked with Carrie Underwood, winner of last year’s ‘American Idol’, about what this year’s two finalists must be thinking. Underwood wouldn’t say if she thought Taylor Hicks or Katharine McPhee would win, but she will be there to “pass the torch.” Video of the segment at Bing.com has since been removed.

Congressman Patrick Kennedy Charged

May 11, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “More problems for congressman Patrick Kennedy after the car accident the other night. According to police reports, he acted disoriented and his speech was slurred. Today, he was charged with impersonating Paula Abdul.”

Paris Bennett Chats With Mix 94.1

May 10, 2006 – Ousted ‘American Idol’ Paris Bennett was on Mark and Mercedes in the Morning on MIX 94.1 FM in Las Vegas on Monday (May 8). Paris talked about her visit to Vegas to work with Barry Manilow, why she thought she was voted off, how she got along with the other finalists, Ryan Seacrest being a diva, celebrity fans she met, what’s next for her, and what’s in Paula Abdul’s Coke glass. mix941.fm has since removed the audio.

Movie Roles For Paula Abdul?

May 10, 2006 – ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul was videotaped at Melrose Place. When asked if she will be working on any movies soon she says to just wait and see. Before leaving in a white X5, Abdul promised to one day learn all of the photographers names. In a separate clip, Abdul is shown talking to fans outside the Hollywood and Highland complex. Footage of both at the splash-video.com needs an account and TMZ.com has since been removed.

Paula Abdul’s Celebrity Babysitter

Paula Abdul spoke with Webster Hall’s Baird Jones about her famous baby-sitter Michael Bolton, who watched the ‘American Idol’ judge when she was 7 and 8. “He used to call me a brat and I said he was the worst baby sitter in the world but I actually loved him,” Abdul revealed. “I was [once] wearing my cute little Brownies uniform. I stuck a pencil in my knee and Michael had to take me to the doctor. He’s a good father now and I think he got his training baby-sitting me… but I don’t think he ever sang me to sleep.”

Trouble Between Paula Abdul And Ryan Seacrest

April 27, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Oh, how many watched ‘American Idol’ the other night? See that. Well, you know, I guess Paula Abdul and Ryan Seacrest are apparently not on speaking terms. Have you heard Paula try to talk recently? She hasn’t been using speaking terms. ‘He move me.’ I couldn’t understand.”

Paula Abdul ‘Has Nothing But Love’ For Ryan Seacrest

April 27, 2006 – Paula Abdul spoke with ‘Extra’ about the reported family feud between her and ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest. “It’s time to set the record straight,” she said. “I’ve got nothing but love for Ryan. In fact, I do believe there’s a picture where I’m kissing him on the lips or something like that.”

Paula Abdul And Ryan Seacrest Tension

April 26, 2006 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday night, “According to People magazine, things have gotten so tense of the set of ‘American Idol’ that Ryan Seacrest is no longer speaking to Paula Abdul. Yeah. But not only that, Paula Abdul is no longer slurring at Ryan Seacrest.”

Ryan Seacrest Denies Feud With Paula Abdul

April 26, 2006 – Ryan Seacrest insists to Us Weekly his comments about friction between him and ‘American Idol’ co-star Paula Abdul were made in jest. “We are a dysfunctional family. There is no feud,” he said. “Paula is on KIIS-FM [this morning] to tell me about the success of her jewelry line. The four of us are always going back and forth with each other.”

Ryan Seacrest & Paula Abdul Disagree On Feud

April 25, 2006 – ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest says he and judge Paula Abdul aren’t speaking to one another, but Abdul dismissed reports of off-camera animosity. “Reports of a feud are ridiculous,” the 43-year-old told The Associated Press. “We are one funny dysfunctional family. There’s nothing but love.”

Top 5 Reasons Paula Abdul Drink Too Much

Paula Abdul visited ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday (April 10), and provided her “five really important reasons why I drink too much.” The ‘American Idol’ judge said, “Number five, I have to go hunting with Dick Cheney next weekend. Number four, well, heck, let’s face it, last time I won a a Grammy, Bill and Hillary were still sleeping together. Number three, I’m too damn short. Jay, number two, ‘dem cocktails is nice. The number one reason why I drink too much, you ready? Simon just proposed.” She then clarified, “Well, now, you do know everything I just said is not true. I mean, obviously, I’m kidding, and that’s how I deal with things when I hear crazy rumors that usually start with late night talk shows.”

Paula Abdul Writing Autobiography

April 6, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Paula Abdul told Rolling Stone magazine she’s about halfway through writing her autobiography. In fact, we have an advanced copy here. It’s called ‘I have no idea what I said, either.'”

‘Lucky Number Slevin’

April 1, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “Another big movie opening up this week called ‘Lucky Number Slevin’. Yeah. Sounds like something Paula Abdul would say on ‘American Idol’. ‘I like number slevin’.”

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