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Paula Abdul, Idol Settle Sex Assault Case

She's to face alleged attacker Nigel Lythgoe at a trial set for next year

(Newser) - Paula Abdul has tentatively settled her sexual assault and harassment claims with the production companies behind American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance—but not with alleged attacker Nigel Lythgoe, whom she is to face at trial. Abdul sued in December , alleging producer Lythgoe groped her in an...

2 Women Do as Paula Abdul Did, Sue Nigel Lythgoe

Abdul had alleged he assaulted her twice, once on 'Idol' and once on 'SYTYCD'

(Newser) - Former American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has been hit with an additional sexual assault suit days after Paula Abdul made headlines by filing one of her own. On Tuesday, former All American Girl contestants Jane Doe K.G. and Jane Doe K.N. accused Lythgoe—identified as John Roe N....

We're Spending a Lot to See New Kids on the Block

Summer tour ticket sales top $40M

(Newser) - There is, apparently, still an enormous market out there for New Kids on the Block. Ticket sales for the late '80s/early '90s boy band's recent 48-show, nine-week Total Package Tour passed $40 million, Billboard reports. That puts the tour, a career retrospective that featured older favorites plus...

5 Stars Fired From Reality Series


(Newser) - Reality TV fame can be a fleeting thing: SheFinds rounds up 10 celebrities who got the boot from the reality shows:
  1. Paula Abdul: Reportedly got fired from The X Factor in the UK because she was "too soft."
  2. Danielle Staub: Despite the fact that the Real Housewives franchise

8 Stars Who Were Homecoming Queens

And then their lives got even better

(Newser) - Some celebrities were awkward growing up ... others, well, they got voted homecoming queen. Perez Hilton rounds up 17 of the latter. A sampling:
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Was homecoming queen and prom queen at her New York high school.
  • Halle Berry: Was the first black homecoming queen at her Cleveland high

15 More Celeb Marriages You Forgot All About

Wait, she was once married to him?!

(Newser) - So you remembered that Heather Locklear was married to Richie Sambora for a long time, and you recalled that Tommy Lee had a rocky marriage to Pamela Anderson ... but did you forget that Heather and Tommy were also once married, from 1986 to 1993? Wonderwall rounds up 15 more celebrity...

9 Celebrity Inventors
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9 Celebrity Inventors

Apparently they could quit their day jobs

(Newser) - It may surprise you, but sometimes Hollywood's elite invent stuff, too—and in these nine cases, rounded up by Time , those inventions are actually pretty cool:
  • Your back really itches, you can't reach it, and the person scratching it for you can't quite seem to find the

10 Totally Fake Celeb Friendships

What, you mean these people aren't all BFFs?

(Newser) - You were probably shocked, just shocked, to learn recently that Beyonce is not actually a huge fan of Kim Kardashian, despite the fact that their significant others are besties and thus they have to hang out a lot. Well, they're not the only ones smiling for the cameras while...

Simon Fires Practically Everyone From X Factor

Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones all get the boot

(Newser) - It was a "bloodbath" at X Factor yesterday, Nikki Finke writes at Deadline , with host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul all getting the ax. Apparently Simon Cowell himself made the decision to clean house, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Cowell and LA Reid are the...

Paula: Simon and I Are in 'Honeymoon Phase'

Pop singer expects 'X Factor' to be 'ginormous'

(Newser) - Paula Abdul says her reunion with Simon Cowell on his new talent show is "still in the honeymoon phase." The 48-year-old Abdul told reporters in Singapore today that Fox's The X Factor will probably be "ginormous" as the two former American Idol judges reunite to assess...

Kara: 'I Almost Died' After Pot Brownies at Paula's House

But, she notes, marijuana treats weren't actually Abdul's

(Newser) - Paula Abdul once put Kara DioGuardi—often seen as her rival on American Idol—in the hospital. DioGuardi told the story on Lopez Tonight yesterday, divulging that she stayed at Abdul's house for a while—and once made the mistake of eating six brownies a friend had left after...

Paula Abdul Rejoining Simon Cowell on X Factor

Idol Judges Will Reunite for His New Talent Reality Show

(Newser) - It will be just like old times: Paula Abdul will join Simon Cowell as a judge on his new talent show, the X Factor, reports AP . The move had been rumored , but a source says Abdul will indeed be at the judges' table when the first taping takes place Sunday...

Simon Cowell Taps Paula Abdul for 'The X Factor'
 Simon Taps Paula for New Show

Simon Taps Paula for New Show

Deal isn't finalized, but Cowell says he's 'always wanted' her

(Newser) - The Simon Cowell-Paula Abdul reunion is almost on, according to an exclusive interview Cowell gave to Nikki Finke. The former American Idol judge says that while the deal is not yet done, he definitely wants Abdul as a judge on The X Factor, the US version of his hit UK...

Paula Abdul Insists 'I Have a Brain'

And that brain has not been rattled by booze

(Newser) - She's said it before , but apparently she thinks it bears repeating: Paula Abdul has never been drunk. In an appearance on CBS' Sunday Morning today, Julie Chen asked the former American Idol host—who is set to debut the new CBS reality show Live to Dance this week—what the...

14 Famous Wedding Singers

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14 Famous Wedding Singers

None of them are in your budget...

(Newser) - Why in the world would Elton John want to be at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding —and vice versa? It may remain a mystery for the ages, but as you ponder it, the Daily Beast offers up 13 more celebrity wedding singers:
  • Paula Abdul and more: The erstwhile American Idol

Paula Lands New Reality TV Gig
 Paula Lands New Reality TV Gig 

Paula Lands New Reality TV Gig

She'll judge dancing now, instead of singing

(Newser) - After much speculation about where Paula Abdul would land after American Idol, we have an answer: Got to Dance. In addition to serving as lead judge on the new reality series, which is a sort of So You Think You Can Dance/America's Got Talent mash-up, Abdul is also an executive...

The Race to Be the Next Oprah
 The Race to Be the Next Oprah 
Casting call!

The Race to Be the Next Oprah

Conan, Ellen, Sarah all deserve a look

(Newser) - \With Oprah leaving her show in the all-too-near future, people have been clamoring to find the heir to her daytime throne. The Boston Globe offers a few outside-the-box suggestions.

10 Stars Who Rocked Star Search

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 Who Rocked 
 Star Search 
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10 Stars Who Rocked Star Search

Justin Timberlake was into country music?

(Newser) - Paula Abdul may be bringing Star Search back—but will the talent competition bring us any new celebrities? The Frisky takes a look back at 10 stars who actually made it after going on the show in its heyday:
  1. Britney Spears: Her voice sounded, arguably, better when she was 10

Paula Abdul to Host Star Search

Former Idol judge expected to help revive show

(Newser) - Paula Abdul is expected to return to TV this summer, leading the reboot of the classic TV singing competition Star Search. Abdul is still finalizing her deal with ABC, but it's likely to be a mix of hosting and judging for the show, reports Entertainment Weekly . Taking a role similar...

Simon Wants Paula on X Factor
 Simon Wants Paula on X Factor 

Simon Wants Paula on X Factor

Cowell, Abdul in talks to team up on new show

(Newser) - Good news for anyone pining for the good ol' days of American Idol: Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell may be reuniting for Cowell’s X Factor. Sources tell TMZ the pair is discussing the possibility of Abdul coming on the US version of his UK hit as a judge. Cowell...

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