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Welcome, celebrity gossip fans, to The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, a Friday tradition, now in its 67th week. How does one play the Caption Contest?

This week's contest - featuring an American Idol that needs no introduction - was won by Alan Hochbaum. Congratulations! Thanks to all for playing this week!

Spaula

What's the matter Simon? Not Randy?

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Paula Abdul is well aware of her place in history.

No, we aren't referring to her status as the Craziest Reality Show Judge of All-Time.

Instead, the American Idol star says a couple current pop icons have her to thank for their success.

"My videos stand the test of time. They are like the almanac for every performer," Abdul said in a recent interview. "Even Rhianna has come up to me and said 'I hope you don't mind.' And Beyonce. You can see the influence of what I've done. It's really fun to see that I've left a mark. It was my idea to create an animated character. It takes a lot of focus, a lot time, and a lot of money."

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During a Sirius XM radio interview with Barbara Walters last night, American Idol judge Paula Abdul opened up about Paula Goodspeed, the troubled fan that committed suicide outside Abdul's home a few weeks ago.

Abdul said she begged producers not to let Goodspeed audition for Season 5 of the competition; however, she was overruled by those that though the aspiring singer would be entertaining.

Paula Abdul has frightening memories of Paula Goodspeed.

"She had been writing disturbing letters for 17 years, almost 18 years," Abdul said, adding that she "had restraining orders at times" against Goodspeed and that she was "shaking" the day her biggest fan auditioned for the show.

From that point on, Abdul received naked photos of Goodspeed in the mail, along with letters that threatened her with "bodily harm."

"She said the only way I will serve her purpose is when I'm up in heaven being her guardian angel," Abdul said.

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A few days after the tragic suicide of former American Idol contestant Paula Goodspeed, new details have emerged about the troubled Paula Abdul fan.

According to People Magazine, the following incidents and facts sum up Goodspeed's obsession with the show's judge:

Pic of Paula Abdul
  • Last week, Abdul received flowers with a note signed: "Love, J.T." and the message, "Hope you're doing great. Here's my new cell number." The singer assumed they were from ex-boyfriend J.T. Torregiani,, but he denied knowledge of the gift.

"The flower thing was really scary – Paula [Abdul] really couldn't handle that. She was terrified," a source said of Abdul's reaction when she realized the bouquet came from Goodspeed.

  • Abdul had received over 100 letters, numerous phone calls and many visits from Goodspeed over the last three years.
  • Goodspeed changed her first name from Sandra to Paula.

Said Ed Faris, a producer/songwriter in Los Angeles, who worked with Goodspeed on her aspiring singing career around 2005:

"I was shocked to hear about her death, I never thought it would come to that," says Faris. "It's just a sad situation all around."

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Tragic news out of the world of American Idol today:

Paula Goodspeed, a contestant who auditioned for season five of the show, reportedly killed herself outside of Paula Abdul’s house last night.

According to People Magazine, a car registered to Goodspeed was found parked outside the judge's Sherman Oaks, California residence.

“This has been ruled an apparent suicide,” LAPD officer April Harding said in statement Wednesday, “and the coroner’s office is now investigating. The body was found around 6 p.m. Tuesday.”

The vehicle's license plate read “ABL LV,” while a photo of Abdul hung from the rear view mirror. During her American Idol audition, seen above, Paula Goodspeed said: "I'm a really big fan, and I made life-sized drawings of Paula. I've been drawing ever since I was a little kid, and my first drawing was of Paula Abdul."

The singer chimed in on the horrific incident:

"I am deeply shocked and saddened at what transpired yesterday," Abdul said in a statement. "My heart and prayers go out to her family."

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Paula Abdul is insane and Jennifer Lopez is pretty much irrelevant in the celebrity gossip world at this point.

Still, the American Idol judge and the former A-list superstar make news from time to time, typically for reasons we'd be ashamed of.

Kylie Jenner Fashion

The latest example? They were caught wearing the same dress! The horror!

Study the photos below and respond to our poll: Who wears this outfit better?

 

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The public got its first glimpse of Kara DioGuardi alongside her American Idol judging partners yesterday.

Kara, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson were in Manhattan for a round of season eight auditions. They look like one happy family so far, don't they?

New American Idol Judges

Here are a few more shots of Kara DioGuardi mugging it up with Simon and company. Click to enlarge...

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Paula Abdul is excited to work alongside Kara DioGuardi. Forget the concern she showed before.

"This is gonna be a good thing. I'm really thrilled," Abdul told Perez Hilton, likely at the urging of American Idol producers. "For me, I'm excited as can be. I think this time around, it's gonna work adding a new judge. A lot of surprises are in store that are gonna make it more exciting to watch the show."

Double Elimination

Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul are like total BFF.

The crazy judge said she brought up the idea of adding DioGuardi to the panel a few years ago. She's known the songwriter since 1999.

"I've been talking about her for years," Abdul said. "I hope the audience gets excited and accepts it. Sometimes its been hard when we've had four judges in the past. They always wanted four judges since the beginning. It'll be good to have two girls, and two guys. Kara's like a sister to me."

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Might an American Idol catfight be brewing?

Paula Abdul appeared on Phoenix's 104.7 KISS FM Johnjay & Rich radio show this morning and sounded less than thrilled about the addition of Kara DioGuardi to the reality competition's judging table.

New American Idol Judges

"I am concerned about the audience and acceptance," Abdul said, adding the profound prediction that "time will tell. We'll see."

Kara DioGuardi can write songs. But can she judge those that sing them?

The quirky judge added that American Idol producers hired DioGuardi because they "wanted to try a change."

"They always tried for a fourth judge because it followed the format of the original show, Pop Idol," Abdul said. "We haven't had much luck with that working, but we're gonna give it another try."

Sounds like Paula is concerned about another female stealing her completely insane thunder on the show.



Paula Abdul Biography

New American Idol Judges 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]
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