Paula Abdul: “I stand on principle where many people stand on money”

Paula Abdul has broken her post-quitting silence in a not-quite-coherent interview with TV Guide. After complimenting herself–“I feel like I have been such a big, huge part of the success of the show from day one”–Paula Abdul said, “I had some really unforgettable moments that hit plateaus for me and I’m very blessed to have been a part of what made television history.”

Asked if it’s possible she’d return, Paula said, “That’s a hard question to answer right now. I mean, I don’t think I can answer that right now.” After saying, “I had to stand on my principle,” she said it’s not about money, but the principle. “I stand on principle where many people stand on money.”

I’m not quite sure what the difference between money and the principle of getting more money is, but at least she hasn’t decided to start making sense. Oh, and she says she wants to do a talk show: “I definitely want to do a talk show because it would be different.” She explains, “Well, since there is talk about me possibly doing one I don’t want to give the goodies away. I’d be Paula. It would be a lot of fun variety with a ton of unexpected stuff and tributes to everyday people getting their big chance.”

Exclusive: Paula Abdul Breaks Her Silence [TV Guide]

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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