March 23rd, 2010
04:15 PM ET

Yet another gig in play for Paula Abdul?

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Round and round she goes, where Paula Abdul will land, no one knows.

According to, the former “American Idol” judge is reportedly in talks with NBC for “dance-themed series” to be helmed by choreographer Kenny Ortega.

The pair share a connection of sorts: Abdul used to be choreographer for Janet Jackson when the singer first hit it big, and Ortega was creative director of choreography for Michael Jackson’s ill-fated This Is It Tour.

They are also old friends. Abdul presented Ortega, who is also a director, with the Outstanding TV Movie Award in 2007 at the 9th annual Family Television Awards for his work on “High School Musical.”

Abdul had been rumored to be in talks to serve as host of a resurrected version of the hit talent competition “Star Search.”

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  1. keith

    is it me or does the number of african-americans get smaller and smaller each season?

    March 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff

    And why exactly is Paula news?

    March 25, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Vernie

    Get off of Paula, why don't cha?! And stop being gullable enough to believe every rumor mill that hits the airways.

    Everybody has their own issues, (I'm sure you're no exception) and whether she's wasted, tired, sleep deprived...none, one, two or ALL of the's not your business; and you nor I are in any position to point fingers. (Remember the four pointing back at you?)

    No more He-he or Ha-ha's at her or anybody else's expense.

    And if ya can't get a grip on your own tongue and inuendo, rest assured that you will soon be the object of someone elses.

    My Grandfather used to say "Six month's to mind your business and six month's to leave the other fellows alone, ought to keep you pretty damned busy!"

    Try it!

    March 25, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ms. B

    Hey Joe, she didn't walk away from Idol because she has "too high an opinion" of herself. She walked away because she was being paid less then the men! Equal pay for equal work!!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Vernice

    Paula is going to the bank, and thinking nothing about you Broke Folks.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Van Smitten

    Another gig?–she finally decided to get her GED, huh?
    No talent, just air for brains.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Larry Van Santen (AS)

    I think she's HOT !!!

    March 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Youdaho

    Paula was too predictable on Idol – rarely criticizing any of the contestants. She did appear stoned more than a a few times, too – you know, that glazed look in her eyes, and her fumbling around for words when she spoke? And yes, she looks higher than the Empire State building in that pic, too.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lynn

    Paula is loved by many. She is relevant and I can't wait to see what she does. Opinions, everybody has one. American Idol won't last but one more year at best.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. June

    Some of you that has such nasty comments about Paula I would like to see you in 20 years then we will make comments about you!
    Remember when pointing the finger or saying nasty things about someone remember someone might be saying the same thing about you or someone in your family.
    Why do we always have to be Nasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Matt

    It's not that Paula is no longer relevant, it's that she never was relevant! Blondie and Debbie Gibson are no longer relevant so why should Paula Abdul?

    March 25, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mike

    Of course Paula is high on drugs, that is why we love her. I would be shocked if Ellen is back next year. She does not add anything. I miss Paula's comments that don't make sense. Love Paula, pop another pill and give a speach.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  13. M.

    For those who think that Paula is no longer relevant let me tell you something... She has a line of jewerly that sells out everytime she is on HSN, she is involved with many charities and always takes time out for them, and her last single, "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" may have only hit the Hot 100 charts at #82, it did however go to #2 on the Dance/Club charts and it stayed there for over a month! Fans of Paula are everywhere... those who grew up with her music and her eleborate music videos know that she is capable of anything. A drunk? No! A druggie? No! A little clumsy sometimes? Ok Maybe... but Paula has one thing most people don't and that's a heart. She is true blue. Besides, why throw stones at someone you don't know? Be nice!

    March 25, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. IQ100

    Is there ANY (and I mean ANY) sign of intelligent life left in the U.S.?
    I read the article and looked at the blog because I am interested in the subject matter. Why in the world do people take the time to make a comment when they think the subject is uninteresting, or that Paula Abdul is insignificant???

    Please explain to me what is up with your brain that you claim she is insignificant, yet you spend your precious time commenting on her???


    March 25, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. doran_wi

    For those of us that grew-up in the 80's (okay, I was in my early teens), Paul is fantastic. She had a ton of hit songs, she danced for Janet (and did Janet's dance moves too back then)... Her doing anything in the dancing or singing arena makes perfect sense. She has the experience and clout to go with it. Just because you're 10 or 15 or maybe 18 doesn't mean you get a free card to disrespect her. You just come off as b!tchy and pretentious.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Ron

    She is still hot!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  17. poopy

    I'd tap that

    March 24, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Joe

    She must be an idiot to walk away from a several million dollar contract on Idol to sit there and say the same few remarks to every contestant. She is not missed, I like Ellen on the show better. She had too high an opinion of herself, the shows ratings are as high as the last season she was on.

    March 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Alisaqueti


    March 24, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Sara

    yeah she's completely wasted or high or hungover. something of that variety

    March 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Bull

    She's just another tart,getting older.She better latch onto a sugar daddy,fast.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  22. JAYinNYC

    Oh please jimmy. Everybody knows Seacrest is gay. Give me a break

    March 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Diana

    Paula is stupid for thinking she's so high and mighty that she can be picky and choosy. She better take one of the deals she been offered because I have a feeling not to many more are going to come in. And if she's holding out for X-Factor, then good luck with that one. X-Factor will be on Fox – the same network she tried playing hardball with last year. They may not even want her back.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jimmy

    Paula is dating Seacrest now! This news just broke. Google it.

    March 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Maxxi

    *****LEAVE PAULA ALONE****

    March 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  26. james

    Keep in mind that Paula has has various physical injuries and has had to do pain killers. Dancing can be brutal on a body.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Dan Powell

    I can't believe anyone would question whether Paula is a burn out or not. She critisized a singer on american idol for a song he never sang. Think about it, she's a disaster.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Cole

    I'm sorry, why are we still talking about her???

    March 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jon

    I think that she looks pretty!

    March 24, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Whose that dude in the background flipping off?

    No, that's not Regis in the background but the other dude next to him appears to be giving the bird to someone.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Darren Cowan

    Paula better do something soon while she is still somewhat relevant. If she waits to long, she'll be out of the public eye and the opportunities will dry up fast!

    March 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  32. LAP

    Is that Regis in the background?

    March 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Yermo

    Paula's finest hour was sitting atop Sasha Baron Cohen's "Mexican furniture" in the film Bruno. Her dim-witted compliance with the gag was one of the more amazing commentaries on the absence of intellect in Hollywood.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  34. hcwriter

    How do you know that Paula doesn't drink or do drugs? Nobody knows for sure about anybody.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Marj

    Paula does not do drugs or drink... so if she is wasted or high it is on judgmental people.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  36. hcwriter

    Paula is running on fumes, but she has luck that people still care.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sharon Wood

    I can't beleive how cruel people can be. If you don't have anything constructive to say,shut it. How would any of you handle the pain this lady has gone through, you find a way to get up everyday and go on. I hope Paula gets another show of some kind,but if that doesn't happen she will live through it as she has all her other trials and move on. Personally I think it would be a mistake to not use her somewhere,she has a lot of fans.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Kari

    And we should care about Paula Abdul why exactly?

    March 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  39. daquari

    Poor Paula is probably missing Simon.. They should have hooked up and stayed together.. They always had fun .. Now Kara is trying to act like Paula and she will never fit her shoes..

    March 24, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  40. David E.

    Rob, she is not wasted, it's your vision. Distance can play tricks sometimes.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  41. Jill

    I was soooo thinking the same thing!

    March 24, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  42. Head Diva In Charge

    Yes Rob, she looks wasted.
    I think that Paula should stay away from the dance themed shows and stick with Simon Cowell. Hold out for the X Factor gig, you are kind of nothing (or at least not much) with out him.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  43. Ballz

    more like she partied hard back when she was still relevant like 25 years ago

    March 24, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  44. Rob - Australia

    Does she look wasted or what?

    March 24, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |

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