Jennifer Nicholson Show At LA Fashion Week

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.”

Simon Cowell Says Paula Abdul Is Like A Dachshund

Simon Cowell visited ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday night, defending his behavior on ‘American Idol’, including his “shut up” remark to fellow judge Paula Abdul. “Well, it gets to a stage. How can I compare this? What do you call those sausage dogs? You know, the long dogs with the little legs — Dachshunds. You know they always grab hold of your leg. They hump your leg. And you just kind of go along, ‘Shut up!’ That’s what it’s like working with Paula. She’s like — like on my arm like a dog, and I’m trying to say something constructive. And it’s like, ‘Paula, shut up.’ And so she left.” Cowell then said Abdul “wants me” and said, “If she begged, I’d consider it.”

Heavy Rain In LA

March 4, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “Boy, didn’t it rain? I’ve never seen — the houses, everything was flooded. On the way to work, Britney Spears baby passed me on a a jet-ski without a life vest! Unbelievable. … I tell you it was pouring hard, people are more sloshed than Paula Abdul. It was unbelievable! Did you see that last night?! What was going on? I don’t want to say Paula Abdul was incoherent, but even Anna Nicole Smith was going, ‘What’s she saying?’ Remember the old days when Paula was just sleeping with the contestants? Now she’s drinking with them, I think.”

Paula Abdul Involved In Airport Security Breach

March 3, 2006 – Paula Abdul was in Las Vegas on Thursday, scrambling to make it back to Los Angeles for the live telecast of ‘American Idol’ later that evening. Then, as Abdul was running late for the Southwest Airlines flight, fans compounded the problem by mobbing her as she tried to board the jet. After an airport skycap breached security by escorting Abdul and a companion to the plane, without going through security, all passengers had to be “reverse screened” because of the security breach. More details at have since been removed.

Simon Cowell Tells Paula Abdul To ‘Shut Up’

Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Thursday night, “Simon Cowell is being criticized for the other night on ‘American Idol’, he told Paula Abdul, ‘Shut up, you’re really annoying.’ [Laughter] Yeah, afterwards, Paula Abdul said, ‘He does make a good point.'”

Alarming Paula Abdul Grammy Awards Behavior

February 24, 2006 – Star magazine reports that ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul had red-carpet reporters stunned and concerned at the Grammy Awards. One told the tabloid, “She was so out of it that she could not even understand people talking to her!”

Paula Abdul Searches For Love

February 15, 2006 – With the help of Dr. Phil McGraw, “American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul hopes she can learn how to attract the right man in her life. Julie Chen spoke with them on Valentine’s Day on ‘The Early Show’. Watch the segment via below the cut. (more…)

Paula Abdul Visits ‘Today’

Paula Abdul 'Today'

‘Today’ show host Matt Lauer talked with Paula Abdul about this season’s ‘American Idol’, and holds their own ‘Idol’ contest.

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Paula Abdul Mum On New Boyfriend

January 25, 2006 – ‘Extra’ recently spotted ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul with Dante Spencer, a 6-foot-2-inch model who is 13 years her junior. But Abdul wouldn’t reveal if she’s found true love. “I do believe you can find someone that is a really great companion and a soul mate,” she said.

Paula Abdul Reveals Why She Skipped Fox’s Press Tour

January 19, 2006 – On the same day that almost 39 million viewers tuned in to ‘American Idol’, Paula Abdul was missing-in-action for the Fox TCA press tour and party. Reps blamed an “eye infection,” and the singer turned judge spoke with ‘Access Hollywood’ on Wednesday to explain her absence. “I had a staph infection, you know what, do I have my drops here?” Paula asked. And Paula then showed host Billy Bush her eyedrops as proof.

Paula Abdul’s ‘Idol’ Preview

January 11, 2006 – ‘Entertainment Tonight’ spoke with Paula Abdul about season five of ‘American Idol’, which premieres Tuesday (January 17) on FOX. “There are some that are just beyond bizarre,” Paula tells Mary Hart. “You just got to love them. Sometimes I think [the bad auditions] is Simon’s favorite part. He loves it, because he loves the hysterics of the bad ones. I laugh, but then I can’t wait to get down to the competition.”

On TV: James Blunt, Paula Abdul, KT Tunstall

Pop acts on television this week include James Blunt, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Paula Abdul, who visits ‘The View’ on Monday; Mariah Carey, who previews the Grammy Awards on ‘The Early Show’ on Monday; Mandy Moore, who appears on boyfriend Zach Braff’s show ‘Scrubs’ on Tuesday; KT Tunstall, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday; Aqualung, aka Matt Hales, who performs on ‘The Tony Danza Show’ on Tuesday; Maroon 5, who appear on ‘Total Requuest Live’ on Wednesday; matchbox twenty singer rob Thomas, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday; Madonna, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Thursday; and Fiona Apple, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Friday. Also this week, the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, which air on CBS on Wednesday at 8 PM ET/PT.

On TV: Paula Abdul, John Mayer Trio, Cyndi Lauper

John Mayer Trio

Pop acts on television this week include Paula Abdul, who joins her ‘American Idol’ judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday (Barry Manilow performs as well), while Paula goes solo with ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday; John Mayer Trio, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Natasha Bedingfield, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday; and Cyndi Lauper, who appears on ‘The View’ on Thursday. Additionally, ‘American Idol’ kicks off its fifth season on FOX Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 PM ET/PT.

Paula Abdul Is Really Proud Of Lindsay Lohan

‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul spoke with ‘The Insider’ about her struggle with an eating disorders, her role as spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association, and her thoughts on Lindsay Lohan’s recent confession that she was “making herself sick” and that she was the cause of her recent weight loss. “I’m really proud of Lindsay for taking the first step and admitting it,” Paula tells Ananda Lewis. “I think Lindsay is an amazing talent, who is beautiful. She needs to stay on that path of being healthy.”

Lindsay Lohan’s Sophomore Slump Could Spell Doom For Mottola

The New York Daily News reports that thanks to lousy sales of Lindsay Lohan’s sophomore album ‘A Little More Personal (Raw)’, Tommy Mottola’s Casablanca Records imprint is in trouble with parent company Universal Music. “They’re fed up with him,” a source revealed. “[Universal Music Group boss] Doug Morris gave him two years to put up or shut up, and he hasn’t put up.”

Online Casino Offers Lindsay Lohan Rehab Deal

As many online casinos who are not legally allowed to advertise in the United States have done for publicity,’s latest stunt has them offering Lindsay Lohan “an attractive Costa Rican rehabilitation package” following her admission of drug use and bulimia in the new issue of Vanity Fair. Leslie Sloane Zelnik, the 19-year-old’s rep, wasn’t impressed. “It’s very tacky to take advantage of this situation,” she fumed. “It’s a way to capitalize, and she doesn’t need their help. She has the support of friends and family. We don’t need this. Gimme a break.”

Secret Romance For Lindsay And Joaquin?

Sources in Hollywood tell Star magazine that Joaquin Phoenix, 31, and Lindsay Lohan, 19, are having a secret romance. “I think Joaquin is blowing off steam with Lindsay,” a source tells the tabloid. “This is definitely not going to be a great Hollywood romance.” The source added, “Lindsay is way too young for him.”

Lindsay Lohan Released From Miami Hospital

‘The Insider’ correspondent Marc Malkin reports that Lindsay Loan was released from a Miami hospital after a three-night stay. The 19-year-old suffered a serious asthma attack on Monday night. “She was released this morning and on her way back to New York,” her rep said. Malkin also learned that the home pregnancy test that an assistant was photographed carrying in a shopping bag belonged to someone from Lohan’s camp, but was not for the teen queen.

Paula Abdul Visits ‘The Early Show’

Paula Abdul sat down with Julie Chen of ‘The Early Show’ to discuss the release of the DVD box set, ‘American Idol – Best & Worst of Season 1-4’. Watch the segment below the cut. (more…)

Number Ones Revisited (3) – Paula Abdul

Contributed anonymously:

Everyone today knows her as that harmless (or is she?) judge from ‘American Idol’, but 78 weeks before we even realized that there was a person called Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul became America’s pop sweetheart and a potential threat to then pop juggernaut Madonna. In fact, Paula was one of those who first dared defy the then peerless Madonna and succeeded! Choreographer-turned-singer Paula Abdul recorded 4 albums in the 90s and managed to achieve 6 #1 singles, thanks to her lively pop tunes, amazing choreography and eye-catching videos that rivaled the then Queen of Pop’s work. Remember these songs?

Paula’s Prediction For Carrie Underwood May Soon Come True

Contributed anonymously:

On one of the episodes before the finals on ‘American Idol’ season four, Paula Abdul predicted that Carrie Underwood would be the ‘Biggest Selling American Idol Contestant’ ever in the States. At that point Carrie Underwood was only one of a couple of hopefuls eager to bag the Idol tilt.

Paula Abdul Won’t Lose ‘Idol’ Job

Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “According to Us Weekly, Paula Abdul — this is good news. Will not lose her job as a a judge on ‘American Idol’ over those claims that she had an affair with contestant Corey Clark. Remember that? Well, she will not lose her job. And the other good news for Clark, he will not lose his job as grill man at Burger King. So he’s being allowed to keep his job, too.”

Paula Abdul Sued Over Borrowed Dresses

July 9, 2005 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday night, “Paula Abdul’s being sued by a designer who claims that Abdul never returned $40,000 worth of dresses she borrowed to wear on ‘American Idol’. Never returned them. Yeah. Abdul says she can’t return the dresses because Ryan Seacrest is wearing them.”

Paula Abdul Thinks Simon Cowell Crossed The Line

May 26, 2005 – Paula Abdul told ‘Extra’ ahead of last night’s ‘American Idol’ finale that she feared Simon’s comments during Tuesday night’s final sing-off between Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice influenced the all-important final vote. “I could just smack him,” Paula fumed of Simon’s comments to the contestants. “I don’t think it helps when Simon says, ‘You just sang good enough to win,’ the whole competition.” So what does Simon have to say to Paula’s complaints? “Oh what a shame,” he snapped. “Who cares!?” Paula got some ammo after Underwood won last night’s show.

Army & Marines Miss Recruiting Goals

May 18, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “The Army and the Marines both missed — they missed their recruiting goals at end of April. Not good, not good. In fact, they said right now, the only one successfully recruiting young men, Paula Abdul. That’s it. … Well, did you hear what Paula — well, you didn’t see tonight — what she said tonight on ‘American Idol’? I think she’s getting bolder. Yeah, like, she said one time, ‘Your voice and you look fantastic. Could have done with a little more foreplay’. Yeah, that’s what she said.”

Will Paula Abdul Get Her Own Reality Show?

May 17, 2005 – The Chicago Sun-Times reports that as some wonder if she’ll survive for another season on ‘American Idol’ after allegations of an affair with season two contestant Corey Clark, Paula Abdul could be in line to host the new dance-themed reality show being produced by the ‘Idol’ folks.