It wasn't all an act, Simon Cowell told Barbara Walters on her Most Fascinating People of 2011 special last night. He truly didn't like Paula Abdul when the two first worked together.

"The truth was on the first two seasons, we couldn't' travel on the same plane together," Cowell said during his ABC interview. "We really disliked each other that much."

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In the latest issue of Emmy Magazine, Paula Abdul looks behind and she looks ahead.

Asked about Michael Jackson, for instance, the singer/dancer/reality show judge says: “I miss Michael so much. I still can’t believe he’s gone, and I still find myself speaking of him as if he’s alive.”

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Paula Abdul has found a new man.

Sources tell Life & Style they spotted The X-Factor judge and Jeff Bratton at the airport in Los Angeles yesterday, as the record executive had his arm around the singer.

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During her run as a judge on American Idol, Paula Abdul would often shed tears of happiness over a contestant's audition.

But the singer unleashed a cry of a different kind on Valentine's Day this year, as a recording of her 911 call has hit the Internet. In it, Abdul is in hysterics because her (unidentified) boyfriend won't let her out of the car.

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Paula Abdul returns to the medium that made her both a household name and a running joke this week: reality television.

The former American Idol judge will take on a similar role on Live to Dance, which premieres tomorrow night on CBS. In preparation for the series, Abdul spoke to Julie Chen yesterday and aimed to correct her image.

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Paula Abdul Biography

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Paula Abdul is a former pop star who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s with hits such as "Opposites Attract," "Forever Your Girl" and... More »
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Paula Abdul 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]

The producers come up to us in the dark and said, 'We are not going to have you guys judge after each performer, we are going to have all the performers go once, then twice and at the end critique them.'

Paula Abdul [on her mistake of judging an American Idol performance that hadn't taken place]