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Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are ready for another season of American Idol. They're also prepared for another few months of trading verbal barbs.

Before mocking his fellow judge, however, Cowell first opened up to TV Guide about the crop of talent last season, saying it "just wasn't good enough."

It's hard to argue with that assessment when the debut albums from finalists Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis fared so poorly.

Abdul even agreed with her supposed rival for a change, adding: "I don't remember hardly anyone [from] last year."

From there, though, Paula morphed back into her oddball self, describing the dynamic on the show, as, well, this:

"I'm the nurturing mom who breast-feeds these kids; Simon's the disapproving dad. They come off the nipple and never say, 'Thank you.' They go, 'Daddy, please pat me on the back.'"

But Cowell summed up his partner well - and got us excited for this season of American Idol - by simply saying:

"Paula's possibly more out of touch than she's ever been in her life."

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As you pity Vanessa Hudgens for dating a cutie such as Zac Efron, a certain American Idol judge would also like your sympathy.

Paula Abdul is going public with the incredible strength it's taken her to become a multi-millionaire on the world's most famous reality show.

"I have a strength I didn't know I had. It's a live program, and a naughty British man is constantly making people think there's something weird in my Coca-Cola cup," Abdul told Ladies' Home Journal in a recent interview. "But I'm proud of myself. I always figure out a way to swim."

Don't worry, folks: the fame and money Paula Abdul has received as a result of American Idol are helping her cope with life. 

As for her personal life, Abdul described the relationship with new boyfriend, restaurateur J.T. Torregiani, as "a good thing."

"I've experienced real loneliness, so I love knowing there's someone I can share the good and the not-so-good with," she said. "And I want kids! If it doesn't happen naturally, I can always adopt."

A slew of unborn babies just shuddered in their uteruses.

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Here's a slight American Idol spoiler for this season:

Leona Lewis - winner of Great Britain's X Factor - will perform on the show.

Idols Giving Back

"We always like to invite established guests onto the show to give the contestants an idea of the level they need to reach. Leona, with her incredible voice, fits the bill perfectly," said a source.

Leona Lewis is already a hit in England. Will that success translate to the States?

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Former American Idol runner-up and certified cutie Katharine McPhee flashes that trademark smile we know and love as she pumps gas in Los Angeles.

And Kat's car isn't the only thing getting pumped up - the singer herself has plenty to be psyched for, as McPhee and boyfriend Nick Cokas recently got engaged!

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That's one happy former American Idol star at the gas station!

Even in photos like this, where she's wearing far, far too much clothing, our staff adores Katharine McPhee. She's definitely the cutest creature we've done a post on all week ... narrowly edging out Suri Cruise and celebrity polar bear Knut.


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Who will be the next Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks... or Antonella Barba?

We don't know yet - but we do now know the detailed American Idol schedule for the upcoming season:

Lee at a Party
  • The show kicks off with two-night, four-hour event on Tuesday, January 15, and Wednesday, January 16.
  • Early audition episodes will be the focus of the four-hour premiere and these will continue through hour-long episodes that will air on January 22, 23, 29, and 30; February 5 and 6.
  • Can't stand the awful singers? Tune in on Tuesday, February 12 when the Hollywood rounds begin. These premiere kick off with a two-hour episode, followed by a one-hour episode the following night that reveals the Top 24.

  • The Top 12 males and the Top 12 females will perform in two-hour episodes airing on Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20. Viewer voting begins on these nights.
  • The male performers will then lay claim to Tuesdays, with the Top 10 singing during a 90-minute episode February 26, followed by the Top 8 on March 4.
  • Wednesdays will be ladies' night, with the Top 10 competing on February 27, and the Top 8 on March 5. Eliminations will take place on Thursdays at 8 p.m., culminating in the reveal of the Top 12 on March 6.
  • The performances of the overall Top 12 will take place on Tuesday, March 11, with a two-hour episode. The first single elimination of the season will take place the following night.

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A release date has been announced for the Jessica Sierra sex tape:

Fans of naked women and/or former American Idol contestants should mark January 30, 2008 on their calendars.

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Vivid Entertainment, the same company that delivered the Pamela Anderson/Tommy Lee, Tom Sizemore and Jennifer Toof sex tapes to the world, has issued a statement on the upcoming Jessica Sierra Hardcore.

"This title contains the most explicit sex we've ever seen in a celebrity video," Stephen Hirsch, Vivid co-chairman, said. "Jessica clearly has more talent than just singing."

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Britney Spears' new song is called "Piece of Me."

But the most popular show on television, at least, has no interest in any pieces of this ongoing train wreck.

Asked about having Spears on American Idol as a guest judge, producer Nigel Lythgoe told Us Weekly:

"I would have had Britney Spears last year when I thought she was trying to get it all back together again."

But what about now, Nigel?

"Britney, at this moment in time, I don't think is well enough to do anything," he said. "I think she needs looking after. I think she needs to pull herself together."

Fortunately, Sam Lufti and Alli Sims are in Britney's corner.

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Olivia Mojica has already squared off against Kim Kardashian in a battle of sex tape positions. But now the former American Idol contestant is facing off against one of her own: troubled first season finalist Jessica Sierra.

The singer who can't seem to stay on the right side of the law had no problem staying on the right side - or the left side, or underneath, or on top - of her ex-boyfriend during the filming of their recent sex tape...

Sierra's naked romp on camera should hit stores soon. And when it does, Olivia Mojica will have another celebrity to try to outsell, following in the tradition of Kardashian, Keeley Hazell, Dustin Diamond, Toastee Toof and others.

Which American Idol hopeful turned porn star do you find more attractive?

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The seventh season of American Idol kicks off next month.

But a poster on Idol Forums named "Joesplace" claims to have inside knowledge of the top 50 contestants that heard the magic words: "You're going to Hollywood!"

MTV reports that the obsessed fan "has listed the names, ages, home cities and MySpace pages of contestants fortunate enough to actually make it to Hollywood, where judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson will whittle the top 50 down to the top 24. And it appears that the list may be legit, based on information contained within the MySpace pages of the supposed [American Idol] contenders."

According to "JoesPlace," he started compiling the list a couple months ago and found the contestants "through media and word of mouth."

So take this with a grain of salt the size of Lucy Pinder's boobs, but the following names are supposedly part of the top 50 on American Idol this season:

  • Lorena Pinot
  • Teresa Anello (pictured)
  • Jason Castro
  • Ashley Robinette
  • Charity Daw
  • Lisa Aukerman
  • Syesha Mercado
  • Michael Preston
  • Jermaine Paul
  • Kevin Boyce
  • Brooke Helvie
  • Brandon Green
  • David Archuleta
  • Cardin McKinney

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While any true American supports the troops fighting for our freedom overseas, the same cannot be said about the commitment those men and woman have toward former America Idol finalists that curse out cops and make sex tapes.

Jessica Sierra was set to perform a holiday concert, sponsored by Move America Forward, but that organization no longer wants anything to do with the fallen Idol.

Final 7 Pose

Photos of the former American Idol star performing have been replaced by Jessica Sierra nude pics.

Move Forward America's Vice President issued a statement as a result of Jessica Sierra's current legal situation:

"It is quite obvious that Ms. Sierra needs to devote a great deal of time to putting her life back together. We wish Jessica Sierra all the best in her path towards overcoming her addictions, but that path does not include participation in the "A Song for Their Service" concert."

It does, however, include, "A Blow Job for an Arresting Officer" proposal.

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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