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Celeb Career Thermometer: Paula Abdul vs. Victoria Beckham

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nicole Williams

Paula announces her decision to leave Idol, and Victoria joins. Sorry Posh, but there's a reason your singing career didn't pan out. No need to beat a dead horse with a ginormous platform heel.

The Paula Abdul Negotiations

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

From what I could piece together, here's how Paula Abdul's departure from American Idol went down.

Victoria Beckham To Guest Judge on 'American Idol'

PEOPLE TV Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As the dust settles on the shocking departure of Paula Abdul, 47, from next season's American Idol, now comes confirmation from Victoria Beckham's pub...

Breaking: Paula Abdul Announces Alaska Gubernatorial Run

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Morford

Abdul quickly announced she is offering a new, generous gift to all humanity: She will soon be running for governor of Alaska.

"Forever Your Girl": A Playlist for Paula Abdul, My American Idol

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Paula is always interesting, and her presence as a constant if wonderfully unstable element has helped make American Idol the remarkable phenomenon that it's become.

What The F*** Is Paula Abdul Talking About? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Because of some contract drama, Paula Abdul may not be returning to "American Idol" next season, despite being the judge we've come to rely on for som...

Simon Cowell: Paula Will Be On The Show

PEOPLE TV Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

fter Paula Abdul's manager said that it appears the American Idol judge would not return for season 8 of the FOX hit, her costars are singing a differ...

Paula Abdul Appointed to Death Panel

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Just days after leaving her judge's post at "American Idol," singer Paula Abdul announced that her next gig will be serving on the nation's very first death panel.

Abdul Says Reality Not in Her Future

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

As speculation swirls about the future plans of ex-American Idol judge Paula Abdul, the former pop singer made it clear today that her plans do not include reality.

Paula 'Not Sure' She Will Return To 'Idol'

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paula Abdul told David Letterman Thursday night that her future on 'American Idol' is up in the air. "I just said that I'm not sure," Abdul said. "I ...

American Idol May Need an Adam Lambert Win More than Lambert Does

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Deggans

Idol needs to look relevant: the problem with being the most-watched, biggest moneymaker on network TV? There's nowhere to go but down.

Elliott Yamin Fights For Love; Parties in the Back

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There are times when you sort of need to fight for your artistry, but there's no better gig in the world.

American Idol -- Top 3 Showdown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So is this the finale? Is Simon right when he says Adam Lambert is fated to win? Or could Kris Allen or Danny Gokey surprise everyone the way David Cook did last year?

Adam Lambert for the Win

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The bottom line is this -- Lambert has shocked judges each week with his strong rearrangements of songs, wailing vocals and fashion sense. A mustache seems the next logical step for Lambert.

Entertainment Weekly's Gay Idol Cover: Where's the Controversy?

Mark Pasetsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Pasetsky

EW took an inventive step in noting Adam's sexuality by making it a "footnote." This move is quite symbolic.

Paula Abdul Reveals 12-Year Pill Addiction

people.com | Brian Orloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Dealing with Simon Cowell on live TV may be a challenge -- but Paula Abdul says it's nothing compared her struggle to kick her dependence on painkille...

American Idol -- Top 4 Slashed By Rock; Only Adam Escapes Unscathed

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After everyone delivered a solid performance on Big Band Night last week, the Top 4 tackled rock 'n roll Tuesday...and came up short.

'Idol' Fan Anderson Cooper Likes Simon, Mocks Paula, Thinks Adam Lambert Will Win (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Anderson Cooper talked about "American Idol" on "The Tonight Show" Monday night. The CNN anchorman is betting Adam Lambert will win, "He's the better ...

Paula Abdul Fooled By Bruno Interview

New York Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paula Abdul called in to a radio show this morning to explain her embarrassing appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno, which her blundering publicis...

Real Good Pop Singing, American Idol-Style

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Something to remember about this year's singing is that it's only part of an evolving notion of what popular singing is.

American Idol -- Top 7 (Again): Disco Suits Kris

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The show began briskly with the producers finally deciding they didn't need to pad the Top 7 performances and judge critiques with video intros and other nonsense every single time. So let's follow suit.

American Idol -- Top 7: Judges Silenced

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Only Idol would label Movie Theme night "historic" because they had decided to only let teams of two judges comment on the performances in order to cut down on the time. Historic? No. Stupid? Yes.

American Idol -- Top 8: Allison Gets (Some) Respect

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

On a day when photos circulated on the internet showing Adam Lambert apparently kissing a guy or two, the big news in the parallel world of TV Idol was Anoop's defensive attitude coming across too much last week.

American Idol -- Top 9: Kris Allen Shines

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Who belongs in the bottom three? Allison was treated so dismissively that I worry it'll be her. Matt Giraud was treated so roughly and seems so unhappy, it could easily be him.

It Was Motown Week on American Idol

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Who hates Scott McIntyre so much that they let him walk out on stage in pink pants? I mean, that's the kind of prank you reserve for Hitler.