Today I'm thinking about American Idol of course, but before we get into that I just heard some interesting news about former American Idol judge Paula Abdul. If you've been wondering why she hasn't landed a gig here's your answer.
Paula Abdul has been offered plenty of jobs, but it turns out she's a bit of a DIVA. She's been offered jobs on two talent shows ABC's Star Search remake and Simon Cowell's next project (which he's leaving Idol for) The X Factor on Fox. Apparently the deals just can't be made because Paula has such outrageous demands. The Chicago Sun-Times claims she's been asking for offices, decorated dressing rooms, a large entourage of publicists, as well as hair stylists and make-up artists that would be available to her at all times. "The added costs are scaring producers," said a source. An X Factor source claims Paula also asked for a wardrobe allowance that, "would cost more than what most shows provide an entire cast."
There have been some discussions about possibly bringing Paula back to the Idol judges panel when Simon leaves, but I just don't see that happening if she's being such a diva. Idol is already seeing a decrease in ratings in Simon's final season, they can't possibly expect to cover all of her demands and be happy with the results.