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Paula Sets The Record Straight Up!

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So, we just got off the phone with Paula Abdul and she had a lot to tell us about the addition of songwriter Kara DioGuardi as the fourth judge on American Idol.

The Straight Up singer wanted to clarify her reaction to the news.

Abdul tells us her only concern is with how the Idol viewers will react, but that she's thrilled with the addition of Kara D.

Paula tells us, exclusively, "This is gonna be a good thing. I'm really thrilled! For me, I'm excited as can be. I think this time around, it's gonna work adding a new judge. A lot of surprises are in store that are gonna make it more exciting to watch the show."

As for Kara D, Abdul says she knows her very well.

"I met Kara literally on the streets of New York, in 1999, in front of the Brooklyn Diner," Paula tells us.

The two struck up a friendship and Abdul convinced the then-struggling songwriter to quit her job at Billboard magazine, she tells us, and convinced her to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams.

"I was an instant fan of hers," says Paula. "I moved her out to L.A. to live with me. I introduced her to music publishers. Kara and I wrote Spinning Around for Kylie Minogue when we were living together."

Paula tells us she brought up Kara D to the Idol producers before. The songwriter is friends with A.I. head honcho Simon Fuller and she's written songs for many Idol finalists before.

"I've been talking about her for years," Abdul tells us. "I hope the audience gets excited and accepts it. Sometimes its been hard when we've had four judges in the past. They always wanted four judges since the beginning. It'll be good to have two girls, and two guys. Kara's like a sister to me."

And there you have it!

It's a big ol' lovefest, but….

They'll probably end up hating each other before the season's over!!!

Can't wait!

[Images via WENN.]

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43 comments to “Paula Sets The Record Straight Up!”



  1. 1

    Oh god. I though Idol was crazy enough before, but a 4th judge? That's not gonna fly :/



  2. 2

    first!



  3. 3

    nice pic haha



  4. 4

    *****************************************************
    PAULA IS SOOO BORING!!! PLEASE NO MORE PAULA!!!
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  5. 5

    is that really gonna work?



  6. 6

    We have 4 judges on Canadian Idol and it works ok… I think Kara will be great, she worked on Hilary Duffs "Dignity" album and has so many other musical credits to her name.. Maybe her and Paula will become backstage drinkin buddies!!



  7. 7

    Sooo, by WE and US, does that mean Teddy talked to Paula as well?
    And how did that conversation go?
    Bitches be like Perez, throw us a bone.



  8. 8

    I still the think that the threesome was the best thing. Kara is not wanted.

  9. Zippy says – reply to this


    9

    The calm before the storm….



  10. 10

    paula is a cunt



  11. 11

    Dumb idea. Paula better wake, that girl gonna steal your job! Even if she's Paula's Lesbian Lover who lived with her, can back stab.



  12. 12

    it's about time someone new showed up



  13. 13

    Re: stratts

    making hillary duff's music wont help the bitch to have more credit



  14. 14

    i hate paula… she's so dumb…



  15. 15

    Well isn't everyone just huggin' and kissin' ( ass that is) before the start of the season. I see Paula Abdul taking some time off somewhere mid-season and then showing up for the finale and her final farewell to AI.



  16. 16

    Paula Abdul is a bloody piece of fart!



  17. 17

    Methinks that they are just trying to jazz up the dying ratings giant with this new judge. At least she looks a little younger than the other 3. Maybe she can provide a fresh perspective. Then again …. maybe not!



  18. 18

    a fourth judge? haah im not so sure.
    bad photoshopping job by the way =P
    but still love ya perez.

  19. haha says – reply to this


    19

    You know her publicist got ahold of her after that radio interview and made her say those things to save face.



  20. 20

    That is fucking scary. It looks like somebody is wearing a Paula Abdul mask that is too big to be in proportion to the body.



  21. 21

    Actually, that splice of her head would have looked great on the swimmer's body.



  22. 22

    Good luck with that! 2 women on that show! Yeah, right I know women. I know my sex! They will be cagey and bitchy but it may work! Time will tell.



  23. 23

    Paula is a bloody piece of fart



  24. 24

    kara who??i dunno know her

  25. Tatti says – reply to this


    25

    Hahahahaha, yeah right. Just like Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue. We all need a cute hottie as a judge to ruffle the feathers of the old cow…ahahaahahahah.

    People will definetely get into AI now just to see Paula's facials when Kara starts to talk and gain the hearts of the audience…I will! :D

    Oh yea: "TEAM KARA"



  26. 26

    I want to nestle her fist in my ass.



  27. 27

    Paula looks really uncomfortable in this picture.



  28. 28

    Total carp idea to add a 4th judge. It's going to throw off the voting. Now we'll have to sit through tie breaking voting BS with the judges.



  29. 29

    What's up with her face lift? Isn't she a tad young for the whole face thing? Not like she's 50 like Madonna was when she did hers.



  30. 30

    LOL @ the photoshop of Paula! She has no neck!



  31. 31

    LOL @ Paula's photoshopped head. She has no neck!



  32. 32

    cant wait. but umm what happens if the judges are tied. its going to get confusing……..



  33. 33

    Re: Andy2.7 – YOUR FRIGGIN KILLING ME! HAHAHAHA!



  34. 34

    …they should replace Paula…with Cindy Lauper….yes Cindy is a doper…..but she would be fun



  35. 35

    Thank God they are finally going to replace paula, too bad she's too stoned to realise it yet lol :P



  36. 36

    Kara D is amazing!
    I'm looking forward to her and Simon fighting :]



  37. 37

    uhm, what happens when there is a tie?



  38. 38

    i thought american idol was fine w/ 3 judges. one that loves almost everybody, one thats crazy cool and smooth, and one that hates almost everybody. it was fine! lol. i dont watch it anymore though..i stopped after the first one..



  39. 39

    Kara's like a sister to me
    -wow!
    when this chick lick's boot's, she dont play



  40. 40

    The beginning of the end of Paula…



  41. 41

    The beginning of the end for Paula!



  42. 42

    These 2 women should be smacked for giving the has been Minogue a gay comeback song after her 8 years in no-man's land of music.She is just so bad a singer it defies description.How can they possibly "judge" singing when they did Kylie M.?

  43. GStar says – reply to this


    43

    Okay so you didn't get the exclusive interview and you didn't even hear it first! Johnjay and Rich in Arizona talked to Paula on air the morning before you posted this. It's been all over the news that she spoke to them directly about her feelings toward the new judge. Come on now… at least let people know who really had the scoop first!