March 4th, 2011
04:27 PM ET
And now for the latest in Paula Abdul news:
TMZ has obtained a recording of a Valentine's Day phone call Abdul made to 911 in which she appears to be having a spat with her boyfriend as they drive along a Santa Barbara freeway.
"I want out of this car and he won't let me!" a frantic, crying Abdul tells the operator, before saying to her beau, "Are you gonna drop me off? Are you gonna drop me off, 'cause I have emergency on the phone!" The "Live to Dance" host ultimately tells the operator she is indeed being dropped off.
A spokesperson for Abdul tells CNN, "Arguments with loved ones are oftentimes heated. After the call was made everything was worked out."
In happier news, Abdul is on the shortlist of people being considered for the judges' panel on Fox's upcoming talent contest "The X Factor."
“We’ve taken it down to a smaller group of people and she’s in that panel,” Simon Cowell told "Access Hollywood," adding that Mariah Carey, Nicole Scherzinger and George Michael are also under consideration. “But, you know, it’s more than me who makes the decision.”
"The X Factor" will make its début this fall.
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