It’s all Simon Cowell’s fault that Abdul blathers about fortune cookies and melons on American Idol:
Meanwhile Abdul was nearly fired from her job as America’s favorite drunken cheerleader. Producers were said to be looking at Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears as possible replacements:
Abdul must have been a total mess if Simpson or Spears seemed like a more coherent alternative. We think the most likely reason for Abdul’s retention is that her lawyers pointed out her contract to Idol producers. Rather than invite another scandal, they kept Abdul on. It will be surprising if she gets another season on the top-rated show.
Here is Abdul looking glassy-eyed with support from Laura Flynn Boyle at the Jennifer Nicholson fashion show in LA yesterday.
Three more including candids from American Idol after the jump.