Paula Abdul’s manager is speaking out against the production companies behind ‘American Idol’, FOX News reports. Apparently Paula Abdul has not been presented with a new proposed contract, so that could very well mean that she could be leaving ‘American Idol’. This doesn’t come as a big shock, considering all the speculation that Kara DioGuardi was being tested as her replacement, but is it possible that ‘Bruno’ had something to do with Paula Abdul losing her ‘American Idol’ job so soon?
Other than Bono, Sting, Snoop Dogg and Elton John, who made appearances on ‘Bruno’ where they were obviously in on the joke, Paula Abdul was the biggest celebrity in the movie. She was duped by Bruno alongside ex-reality show star and socialite Brittny Gastineau and presidential candidate Ron Paul (who Bruno mistook for RuPaul in the movie). Paula Abdul was tricked into sitting on a Mexican worker who was on his hands and knees that Bruno said was his new furniture (Demi Moore is apparently a follower of the new trend) while another naked man was wheeled out covered in food. Luckily, Paula Abdul left at this point, but her faux pas was caught on camera, and she became yet another of Sacha Baron Cohen’s many unfortunate victims.
Paula Abdul claims that she thought she’d won ‘Artist of the Year’ in Germany and was taping a bit associated with the award. After all the craziness, she said she felt as if she was on one of those Japanese game shows where all sorts of crazy things happen (but shouldn’t craziness be normal to her by now?). So it’s possible that Paula Abdul’s already-imperfect image (thanks to a few bizarre interviews) suffered too much from her using a human being as a chair and looking like a fool in front of millions, and it was just one more good reason for her contract to not be renewed. But this is pure speculation, of course.
So where would the show go without Paula Abdul? She was the only entertaining part of the cookie-cutter competition! Perez Hilton (who reminds me a little bit of Bruno when it comes to celebrity obsession; I’m sure Bruno would be a big Lady GaGa fan, too) has expressed an interest at being a new ‘American Idol’ judge on his blog, but I don’t think I could handle watching him trying to force every contestant out of the closet Adam Lambert-style.
But maybe Paula Abdul will win in the end; perhaps the ‘American Idol’ juggernaut will finally go down without her crazy antics, and since Sacha Baron Cohen is out of characters to do movies about, she doesn’t have to worry about falling for his tricks again. Perhaps she could even take a page from Bruno; I’d love to see the confused faces of celebrities when an unintelligible Paula Abdul tries to interview them with bizarre questions, Bruno-style. So before you commit carbicide, Paula Abdul, just remember that your career can be saved by adopting a baby, insulting terrorists, and making out with someone in a cage match. If you had done any of this on your reality show, I’m sure it would have done much better.