Paula Abdul says she isn’t mean to contestants because “I have a vagina”

Day two of Paula Abdul’s weird explanations about her behavior on American Idol brings a bizarre confession: Paula’s vagina apparently has a lot of influence on the judging panel.

First, Paula explains that Randy and Simon are there to rip the contestants apart, so she doesn’t have to. MSNBC’s Jeannette Walls tells us about a conversation Paula had with Rolling Stone, in which she said, “It’s not my role. Why should I, when the guys to the right and left of me [Simon Cowell] will crush them?”

But that alone does not keep her from criticizing the contestants. Her genitalia also lends a hand. “And that’s on top of the fact that I have a vagina,” she tells Rolling Stone, and then confesses that that may not always be the case. “Though I do check between my legs to see if something else is sprouting down there,” she said.

Then, she said of Simon Cowell, “He bite me in my vagina. When I’m walking and he sees other dog, he right away, he jump on my vagina, because he get so crazy!” Oh, wait, wrong show; that was the woman from Showdog Moms and Dads.

Notes from all over [MSNBC]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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