Paula upset about her SNL appearance.

Paula upset about her SNL appearance.
Officially making this the most ridiculous and boring scandal ever, Paula Abdul reportedly “burst into tears on the set of ‘Saturday Night Live’ just hours before she appeared in the opening sketch.” And after it was all over, Paula “was not happy with it,” a “pal” of hers tells Page Six. The gossip column also says “Abdul was asked to appear in three sketches, but agreed only to make an appearance at the end of the opening skit.” Rush & Molloy confirm this, adding “that Paula Abdul was meant to play herself for the entire sketch that parodied her recent alleged sex scandal–and even portrayed her character during the dress rehearsal in the early evening.” But then “Abdul would do only a cameo–forcing cast member Amy Poehler to step in and take over.” So tragic when one’s efforts to make fun of serious allegations go wrong.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.