03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kara DioGuardi Sleep Eats: Paula Abdul

Kara DioGuardi has become a household name since becoming the fourth judge on "American Idol" last year, but her former co-star Paula Abdul wants us all to remember one thing - she was the one who discovered the songwriter-turned-reality star ten years ago. But having lived with DioGuardi, Abdul also discovered the musician suffered from an interesting eating issue.

"I literally discovered Kara and believed in her, we had lunch together and I told her that if she wants to give two weeks notice, I would move a stranger into my own home. She lived with me and we became the best roommates, we never fought, except she would sleep walk and eat," Abdul told Tarts after announcing the AMA nominations on Tuesday morning. "I'd wake up in the morning and I thought 'did my dog do this?' There was food on the ground. 'What the heck?' I thought. But she would have no recollection that she did it."

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