TV Guide finally got the “get,” the first post-”Idol” interview with Paula Abdul.
She was actually at a party in the Hollywood Hills for “Drop Dead Diva,” which films here in Peachtree City. Her first episode, the one I saw being taped a few weeks back, will air Sept. 13. She hasn’t closed the door on “Idol” based on her vague comments and she didn’t say if it was simply a money situation.
In fact, she tiptoes around in classic Paula style:
Is it just about the money?
It’s never…I stand on principle where many people stand on money. I’m a hard-working artist. I’ve lasted in this business for 23 years. And you can’t do that unless you are good at what you do. I believe in myself and you have to have your own self respect. And sometimes decisions are very difficult to make, but I’ve always believed that at the core I’m a survivor. There’s not one thing I’ve done that I’ve really set my mind to that I’ve failed at.
And about playing a faux judge on “Drop Dead Diva”:
It’s been incredible. I feel like I’m having the best time of my life right now. I’ve already shot two episodes of this show (airing Sept. 13
and Oct. 11) in a recurring role and they’re talking about me doing the second season premiere episode. When you get to work with people you admire, I would drop everything to work with (executive producers) Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. I’ve known them for years and years and they are sweethearts. They protect you and want the best for you. They’ve always known that I’m an actress. And it’s time I started getting out there and doing it.
She also told Access Hollywood she is working on a show in Vegas.
-Meanwhile, Kara DioGuardi doesn’t want to let the dreadful “No Boundaries” die. She went out and re-recorded it herself even though Kris Allen has already thrown this stinky turd on the trash heap. Judge for yourself:
Katy Perry said she’s going to judge the Los Angeles auditions. She plans to be tough, she told E! Online.