Abdul: Cowell Can't Turn My Friend Against Me


Sep. 18 2008, Published 4:21 a.m. ET

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According to American Idol judge Simon Cowell, he gets bored when everyone gets along with each other.

So when OK! talked to the devious Brit a couple weeks ago, he admitted that he was already trying to stir up a feud between Paula Abdul and her former roommate, the brand new AI panel member, Kara DioGaurdi.

But when we saw Paula the other day, she told us that Simon's just going to have to find another way to amuse himself — because it's not going to happen.

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"That's just Simon trying to conjure up his shenanigans," said the Opposites Attract star, who first met Kara in the 90s.

So he's not going to have you at each others' necks?

"No. Kara and I are good friends. We've been hysterically laughing over all this stuff we did as roommates," said Paula, of the time they spent together since filming for the eighth season began.

"I started the whole evolution of what her career's become, because I found her on the streets of New York.

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"She was an aspiring song writer, and I said, 'are you good?', and she said, 'yeah' and I heard her demos and I convinced her to quit her job and move to LA in my house."

So what have you been reminiscing about?

"Oh, embarrassing things. Girl stuff. We got into a lot of fun trouble back then," she demurred.

"Honestly," Paula insists, "in that whole time, we never had one argument."

 But the question is, will it stay that way, or will Simon have his way in the end?


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