Paula Abdul may leave after this season; Kara “hurt” by Paula’s fourth-judge comments

Paula Abdul suggested she’ll leave American Idol after this season. “It is the last season of my contract, and I have so many other things I want to do. There are only so many hours in the day,” she told OK! Magazine. Last November, rumors said she’d be leaving the show.

She also dissed new judge Kara DioGuardi. “Kara and I have known each other for years and we get along great. But we tried four judges before and it doesn’t work. It takes up so much time for each of us to give our opinion that it slows down the pace of the show,” Paula told the magazine.

Kara responded today, telling told Access Hollywood, “Paula has a right to her opinions, but I was disappointed by her comments, and hurt that she did not address them to me in person.”

On Wednesday night’s live performance show, the judges switched judging order, with Simon actually going first or second sometimes, which was both odd and refreshing. Usually, Simon’s dickish–or complimentary–comment comes last, and it worked well this way, even when Paula’s flat commentary wasn’t sandwiched between more coherent critiques.

Paula Abdul’s Looking For Her Soulmate [OK! Magazine]
Kara DioGuardi is disappointed in Paula Abdul [Access Hollywood]

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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