Paula Abdul broke her nose tripping over her dog

When Paula Abdul shows up to judge the American Idol 6 finale tomorrow night, she’ll do so with a broken nose.

She “tripped trying to avoid her Chihuahua, Tulip,” Extra reports, citing Paula’s spokesperson. She “was not hospitalized.” There’s no word if she now resembles Owen Wilson.

Her spokesperson told Us Weekly that she’s fine. “As we speak, she’s in a car on her way to press tour for the finale of Idol.”

Even though she’s okay, we may still have had some drama to look forward to as a result of the injury, since Paula now has a legitimate excuse to get doped up and be wildly entertaining rather than dreadfully boring.

Paula Abdul Breaks Her Nose [Extra]
Chihuahua Breaks Paula Abdul’s Nose [Us Weekly]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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