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American Idol Producer Hits Back at Paula Abdul

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Former American Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoe, was asked yesterday comment on Paula Abdul's claim that AI allowed her alleged stalker/suicide victim Paula Goodspeed to audition.

Here's how he responded:

"You do not take somebody in that room that you believe is a danger to herself or a danger to Paula… [Goodspeed] had been through an audition process with the producers, an audition process with the executive producers, and we were wheeling her in as a huge fan of Paula Abdul. This is what we knew: She was a great fan, she was a lovely girl. And a great fan of Paula."

He then went on to say he doesn't remember Paula's request to have Goodspeed removed.

"This is three years ago," said the former producer. "I honestly say I can't remember the conversation. If Paula said, that's what she said, I believe her… I'm not angry with Paula. I think Paula's in a position of: 'It wasn't my fault,' and reaching out from that point of view. For her (Paula Goodspeed) family's sake, it should really be dropped."

Got it.

We're dropping it like now.

[Image via WENN.]

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31 comments to “American Idol Producer Hits Back at Paula Abdul”



  1. 1

    still love ya paula 1st?



  2. 2

    yay forever my girl



  3. 3

    that getup really is priceless………wonder if any of it is in her new qvc line?

  4. BFF. says – reply to this


    4

    paula abul is a crazy bitch…. that's all… she needs to stop pretending like SHES the victim…. get this bitch off tv..byeeeee



  5. 5

    SURE HE DOESN'T REMEMBER!
    HE HAS BEEN TAKING LESSONS FROM CARL ROVE!



  6. 6

    …'Straight Up' my girl. I have your back. I sometimes cannot remember what happened last week.



  7. 7

    BBD, thank you for translating "puto" for me.
    Now when I read Hot Monkey's comments I can understand some of it !!!



  8. 8

    .
    .
    IT IS SO OBVIOUS, EVEN TO THIS STUPID BITCH, THAT IDOL WANTS HER OUT AFTER NEXT YEAR!
    .
    SHE AND HER ATTORNEYS ARE JUST TRYING TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK
    FOR A LAWSUIT!
    .



  9. 9

    boy, that was hitting back.
    perez, your headlines suck.



  10. 10

    PAULA'S A CRACKHEAD WHY WOULD ANYBODY LISTEN TO WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY!



  11. 11

    Bullshit, if it would get you ratings you'd have Randy fuck a chicken on camera!



  12. 12

    Why ar epeople starting to dress like that?.When I saw this I thought of the Harpers Bizarre or w.e that mags called with Drew Berrymore or the other one with Tina Fey or Jennifer Aniston with the Patriotic tie on GQ?….Everyones loving America now that Bush is almost out?..Whats the deal with that?Am I the only one who noticed?



  13. 13

    Re: orchidgirl – Sorry about your booty, it'll snap back in a week or two.



  14. 14

    Arrggghh old ppl on the loose.



  15. 15

    Oh my goodness!!! Its the King of Pop!!! … oh wait .. That's Paula Abdul



  16. 16

    Re: harrybalsac – …exactly.



  17. 17

    What is she wearing ?????

    Pirates of What ?



  18. 18

    Britney wore the EXACT same coat for her Circus performance at Good Morning America… Why is Paula wearing that for a tv interview?!



  19. 19

    She's a ring Leader!!
    I take that back, she's nothing but a freakshow from the Circus..



  20. 20

    i believe paula on this one…’cause producers will do whatever to get ratings!



  21. 21

    she got my circus look ;]



  22. 22

    If I were a fan of Paula's and I saw her in that outfit I'd kill myself too.



  23. 23

    Anything that brings American Idol to a close I'm all for… go Paula!!!!!



  24. 24

    If she has some self respect she needs to quit AI right now!



  25. 25

    i like how he remembers her being a "lovely girl" but can't remember paula saying anything about her being a stalker. sad sitch but he is obviously covering up



  26. 26

    Captain Hook called and he wants his jacket back.

  27. Santa says – reply to this


    27

    Paula reminds me of Michael Jackson with this outfit on. They should make a cd together.



  28. 28

    Okay Okay, Lets first take notice of Paula Abduls AWFUL get up, see, this cracks me up, people think Simon loves Paula, Simon is a classy dude who has a string of modelesque young hot woman, WHY THE HELL WOULD HE EVER LIKE PAULA. He is the vainest most judgmental man ever. Paula is an icky icky has been.

    Okay, and, I think that Paula Godspeed seemed totally normal in the audition, a lot more normal than others we have seen. She didn't seem crazed or obsessed, just a keen fan. I think Paula Abdul is feeling guilty (even though she shouldn't) and so she is looking for people to blame.



  29. 29

    SHE LOOKS LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON IN THE 8O 'S



  30. 30

    SHE LOOKS LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON IN THE 80'S



  31. 31

    who the eff dresses this woman?