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5 Stars Fired From Reality Series


(Newser) - Reality TV fame can be a fleeting thing: SheFinds rounds up 10 celebrities who got the boot from the reality shows:
  1. Paula Abdul: Reportedly got fired from The X Factor in the UK because she was "too soft."
  2. Danielle Staub: Despite the fact that the Real Housewives franchise
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8 Stars Who Were Homecoming Queens

And then their lives got even better

(Newser) - Some celebrities were awkward growing up ... others, well, they got voted homecoming queen. Perez Hilton rounds up 17 of the latter. A sampling:
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Was homecoming queen and prom queen at her New York high school.
  • Halle Berry: Was the first black homecoming queen at her Cleveland high
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15 More Celeb Marriages You Forgot All About

Wait, she was once married to him?!

(Newser) - So you remembered that Heather Locklear was married to Richie Sambora for a long time, and you recalled that Tommy Lee had a rocky marriage to Pamela Anderson ... but did you forget that Heather and Tommy were also once married, from 1986 to 1993? Wonderwall rounds up 15 more celebrity... More »

9 Celebrity Inventors

Apparently they could quit their day jobs

(Newser) - It may surprise you, but sometimes Hollywood's elite invent stuff, too—and in these nine cases, rounded up by Time , those inventions are actually pretty cool:
  • Your back really itches, you can't reach it, and the person scratching it for you can't quite seem to find the
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10 Totally Fake Celeb Friendships

What, you mean these people aren't all BFFs?

(Newser) - You were probably shocked, just shocked, to learn recently that Beyonce is not actually a huge fan of Kim Kardashian, despite the fact that their significant others are besties and thus they have to hang out a lot. Well, they're not the only ones smiling for the cameras while... More »

Simon Fires Practically Everyone From X Factor

Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones all get the boot

(Newser) - It was a "bloodbath" at X Factor yesterday, Nikki Finke writes at Deadline , with host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul all getting the ax. Apparently Simon Cowell himself made the decision to clean house, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Cowell and LA Reid are the... More »

Paula: Simon and I Are in 'Honeymoon Phase'

Pop singer expects 'X Factor' to be 'ginormous'

(Newser) - Paula Abdul says her reunion with Simon Cowell on his new talent show is "still in the honeymoon phase." The 48-year-old Abdul told reporters in Singapore today that Fox's The X Factor will probably be "ginormous" as the two former American Idol judges reunite to assess... More »

Kara: 'I Almost Died' After Pot Brownies at Paula's House

But, she notes, marijuana treats weren't actually Abdul's

(Newser) - Paula Abdul once put Kara DioGuardi—often seen as her rival on American Idol—in the hospital. DioGuardi told the story on Lopez Tonight yesterday, divulging that she stayed at Abdul's house for a while—and once made the mistake of eating six brownies a friend had left after... More »

Paula Abdul Rejoining Simon Cowell on X Factor

Idol Judges Will Reunite for His New Talent Reality Show

(Newser) - It will be just like old times: Paula Abdul will join Simon Cowell as a judge on his new talent show, the X Factor, reports AP . The move had been rumored , but a source says Abdul will indeed be at the judges' table when the first taping takes place Sunday... More »

Simon Taps Paula for New Show

Deal isn't finalized, but Cowell says he's 'always wanted' her

(Newser) - The Simon Cowell-Paula Abdul reunion is almost on, according to an exclusive interview Cowell gave to Nikki Finke. The former American Idol judge says that while the deal is not yet done, he definitely wants Abdul as a judge on The X Factor, the US version of his hit UK... More »

Paula Abdul Insists 'I Have a Brain'

And that brain has not been rattled by booze

(Newser) - She's said it before , but apparently she thinks it bears repeating: Paula Abdul has never been drunk. In an appearance on CBS' Sunday Morning today, Julie Chen asked the former American Idol host—who is set to debut the new CBS reality show Live to Dance this week—what the... More »

14 Famous Wedding Singers

None of them are in your budget...

(Newser) - Why in the world would Elton John want to be at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding —and vice versa? It may remain a mystery for the ages, but as you ponder it, the Daily Beast offers up 13 more celebrity wedding singers:
  • Paula Abdul and more: The erstwhile American Idol
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Paula Lands New Reality TV Gig

She'll judge dancing now, instead of singing

(Newser) - After much speculation about where Paula Abdul would land after American Idol, we have an answer: Got to Dance. In addition to serving as lead judge on the new reality series, which is a sort of So You Think You Can Dance/America's Got Talent mash-up, Abdul is also an executive... More »

The Race to Be the Next Oprah

Conan, Ellen, Sarah all deserve a look

(Newser) - \With Oprah leaving her show in the all-too-near future, people have been clamoring to find the heir to her daytime throne. The Boston Globe offers a few outside-the-box suggestions. More »

10 Stars Who Rocked Star Search

Justin Timberlake was into country music?

(Newser) - Paula Abdul may be bringing Star Search back—but will the talent competition bring us any new celebrities? The Frisky takes a look back at 10 stars who actually made it after going on the show in its heyday:
  1. Britney Spears: Her voice sounded, arguably, better when she was 10
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Paula Abdul to Host Star Search

Former Idol judge expected to help revive show

(Newser) - Paula Abdul is expected to return to TV this summer, leading the reboot of the classic TV singing competition Star Search. Abdul is still finalizing her deal with ABC, but it's likely to be a mix of hosting and judging for the show, reports Entertainment Weekly . Taking a role similar... More »

Simon Wants Paula on X Factor

Cowell, Abdul in talks to team up on new show

(Newser) - Good news for anyone pining for the good ol' days of American Idol: Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell may be reuniting for Cowell’s X Factor. Sources tell TMZ the pair is discussing the possibility of Abdul coming on the US version of his UK hit as a judge. Cowell... More »

Ellen: Simon Is Smart But Mean

DeGeneres talks Cowell, Paula Abdul as American Idol returns

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres makes her debut as the newest American Idol judge on Tuesday, and she talks Simon Cowell (he’s “smart,” but “mean” and “insensitive”) and more with the Wall Street Journal :
  • Paula Abdul: “I don't know if I'll be as nurturing as she
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Who Will Be the Next Oprah?

Rachael Ray, Sarah Palin, and other potential replacements

(Newser) - Who will fill the Oprah vacuum on daytime TV when the Queen of All Media leaves for her cable network in 2011? Mike Hess weighs the pros and cons of six candidates on PopEater .
  • Ellen DeGeneres: "Talked her way onto the cover of Winfrey's O Magazine ... coincidence or a
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American Idol Snags DeGeneres as 4th Judge

(Newser) - Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres will be the fourth judge on the next season of American Idol, the Wrap reports. The deal, announced by Fox tonight, fills the star spot vacated by Paula Abdul, who quit the show this summer in a salary dispute. More »

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