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Nigel Lythgoe On Paula Abdul

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We don't think she'd come back to Idol, but never say never!

Returning American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said that he would love to have Paula Abdul on the show! He explains:

"I still love Paula. She's signed to CBS, probably exclusively, but I'd recommend we have her in a heartbeat."

He also had praise for rumored new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, saying:

"They can knock her film career, but [audiences] know she's a good actress. And as J.Lo, she has had some great pop records. If she joins, I'm happy…[Steven] has come through that whole rock 'n' roll circus. Why wouldn't you want a legend there? You never know what he's going to say. That, as a TV producer, you're interested in."

We just want to know who the judges are going to be already!

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11 comments to “Nigel Lythgoe On Paula Abdul”



  1. 1

    J.Lo is a "good actress"?? She made "great" pop music??
    Surely you jest, Mr. Lythgoe.
    She is a good dancer and takes great photos. I'll allow that much.



  2. 2

    Our house quit watching Idol when Paula got the boot; the world still spins…



  3. 3

    Ugh, not Paula…I was happy when she left.



  4. 4

    BARF. BARF AND MORE BARF.



  5. 5

    J.Lo is soooooo over…. and Steven Tyler is a corps… so they should fit right in



  6. 6

    ANYONE but YOU,PEREZ!



  7. 7

    Stop sitting at hone crying. We know its not you. At least ur not beggin anymore!! Here's to improvements :) The begging was getting a little sad.



  8. 8

    NOOO to Paula returning. She left I started watching and voting again.



  9. 9

    Fuck you Nigel.
    You guys crapped on Paula and as a result killed your show.
    I have not watched since and I never will again.
    FOAD.



  10. 10

    Wow Paula liiks like a super model!



  11. 11

    Re: Angus8 – You're pretty stupid. Nigel wasn't producing American Idol when Paula got the boot. Next time check your facts before you spew such venom. I personally liked Paula but her "problems" were too many. It's a family show and they couldn't possibly keep someone who so obviously was having issues like she was. Every night I wondered if she was on drugs. She is just too flakey not to be. I mean really!! Who acts like that?? It's not endearing or cute in any way. She's in her 40's. She's not in high school.