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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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In news almost as shocking as Lindsay Lohan going to bed with Heath Ledger, Paula Abdul was a train wreck during her stint as Saturday Night Live host in 2005.

So reports Tina Fey in the latest issue of Playboy.

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"I was pregnant [with daughter Alice] at the time and probably a little moody, but I remember thinking, 'She's a disaster! I gotta prop this lady up and get her on TV,'" Fey, who was head writer of the series at the time, shared.

Fey said Abdul was "disastrous ... in the way she generally appears to be. "It was an American Idol sketch; she wanted to change parts. So Amy Poehler had to play her."

A year later, the 30 Rock actress spotted Abdul on a flight.

"We both looked at each other like, 'Do I know that girl?'" she said. "And then we both had that moment of recognition, and she was like, 'uuuggh.' I saw it register on her face that she had had a terrible time with us."

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Paula Abdul has a new roommate. And we're not talking about another tiny, annoying dog.

The American Idol judge and JT Torregiani are now living together in her Beverly Hills home after just five months of dating, according to an insider in In Touch Weekly's October 8 issue, who added the couple is "already talking about getting married."

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Looks like you're not alone, Anna Chlumsky and Shaun So!

"She is a different person since he came into her life," the entertainment news source said. "She has lost seven pounds and always goes to the gym."

Abdul and Torregiani first met in April following an American Idol taping and began dating as the sixth-season wrapped its broadcast run.

"She would love to try for a family," the insider told In Touch, supporting a previous statement made by Abdul that children are the "next step" in her life.

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Despite a penchant for alcohol and/or insanity, Paula Abdul appeared to be sober during a recent interview with USA Today.

In it, she talked about her desire for kids, saying she wants them "definitely within the next two years. I thought by now I'd have three grown children."

Instead, she has a possible drinking problem. But we digress.

"With modern medicine, people are having kids in their 40s and even up until their late 40s. In their 50s, they're having their second child," the American Idol judge said. "If it doesn't happen naturally like that, I would always consider adopting."

Of course, it may happen naturally. After all, Paula has a new man in her life - and everyone seems to love J.T. Torregiani.

"He's a positive force that has come into my life right now. Where it leads, who knows?" Abdul said, even stating that Simon Cowell approves of the "great, normal guy" on her arm.

Of course, an interview with Paula wouldn't be complete without a bit of nuttiness thrown in. So rest assured that her dog is also a big fan of her man.

"My chunky dog, Tulip, is in love with him. He pays so much attention to her that she thinks she's the queen."

Sounds like these two might be on the same engagement path as Katharine McPhee and Nick Cokas. We wish them the best, if so.

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When it was announced that Ryan Seacrest would host the Emmy Awards, many viewers were scared that the American Idol host would try to sing, dance or be funny.

But he did an okay job.

The most frightening people at the ceremony were still related to Idol, however, as Paula Abdul and her man candy, JT Torregiani, did their best wax statue impersonation.

Torregiani is the owner of Hollywood hot spot, Ketchup, the scene of a confrontation on The Hills last night between Lauren Conard, Jason Wahler, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag.

Abdul, of course, is the drunk American Idol judge.

Together, these two form a pair that's almost as scary as a pissed off OJ Simpson.

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When Perez Hilton comes out swinging against Lauren Conrad, it's easy to take the side of that innocent star of The Hills.

But when there's a feud between two equally nauseating personalities, it can be difficult to distinguish right from wrong.

In the most recent spat between Paula Abdul and Rosie O'Donnell, however, there's little doubt that the former co-host of The View has - one again - gone too far.

In Rosie's recent immature blog, she discusses with a fan the idea that Abdul is suffering from Parkinson's Disease. And it's not the first time the well-known liberal has gone off on the American Idol judge, previously referring to her as "desperate, raw, vulnerable" and "so needy for love."

While we don't doubt Paula is spoiled and most likely insane, we're a celebrity gossip blog. We're allowed to make baseless accusations. But doesn't O'Donnell have a responsibility to not wildly speculate about such a serious disease?

Abdul's rep, Jeff Ballard, thinks so. He recently released the following statement to Extra:

"This is absolutely ridiculous and untrue that Paula has Parkinson's. Rosie's been the object of rumors herself and I would think she would be more responsible about starting them herself.

Paula considers Rosie a friend. She's been to Paula's house. They've had dinner, and personally I think Rosie should mind her own business."

We agree. And can't imagine Whoopi Goldberg expressing herself in such a juvenile manner.

Disagree with Elisabeth Hasselbeck all you want, people, but you don't see her writing like a fourth grader on any Rosie-like blog, desperate to stay in the news, making gross assumptions about celebrities, generalizations about terrorist attacks.

She simply expresses a political point of view.

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The day on which Whoopi Goldberg was officially named to the panel of The View, the show's old instigator could not keep her mouth shut again.

Rosie O'Donnell took to her fourth grade writing style again via her blog, this time focusing her wrath on Paula Abdul.

Writing in her immature and lame customary haiku style on her site, O'Donnell posted a lengthy message in apparent reference to Abdul's Bravo reality show Hey, Paula. She writes, in part:

right now
paula abdul would yell action
and the result would be
what we all see

there r times
u r so broken
pain filled
love less
so needy for love ...

hey paula
we cringe
at r selves
thru u

Who does Rosie think she is, Candy Spelling? How is Abdul's lifestyle any of her business?

Of course, this is not the first time O'Donnell has taken Abdul to task. In January, when American Idol hosts Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Abdul were drawing fire for being too mean to season-six contestants, O'Donnell reprimanded the trio from her seat on The View.

"Isn't that what America thinks is entertainment?" O'Donnell asked. "To make fun of someone's physical appearance and then when they leave the room laugh hysterically at them â€" three millionaires, one probably intoxicated," she said, in apparent reference to Abdul, who had exhibited some odd behavior while promoting the FOX show.

The truth is, of course, that Paula Abdul is undoubtedly spoiled and insane. Good luck with that, JT Torregiani.

But we're also sick of Rosie O'Donnell constantly sticking her nose into other people's lives. You're off TV now. Go be a good mother to your adopted children and stop passing judgments on every individual that doesn't agree with you.

And learn how to write like an adult.

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Thanks to People magazine for this great collection of celebrity quotes ...

"I'm not ashamed that I need glasses for distance. I did not feel like I needed to have all of that hair, which was typical Star Jones, or the extra lashes or the heavy makeup."
- Star Jones, on Star Jones

"If things go well and we get married, I'm going to be smart this time and I'm going to have him sign a prenup and if we get divorced, I'll get half his allowance."
- Paula Abdul, about younger boyfriend JT Torregiani

"I'm just hoping people do get it and don't truly think that I do sunbathe in high heels and a bikini and a full face of makeup."
- Victoria Beckham, on her "Posh" image

"It's weird, it's weird. I don't wear rings... The only ring that I was wearing is our championship rings, but you only wear that maybe two times, three maybe. So I have to get used to it."
- Tony Parker, on wearing a wedding ring now that he's married to Eva Longoria

"Funny is key. Funny, silly, someone who doesn't take themselves seriously, someone who can be ridiculous. That's the most attractive thing."
- Jessica Biel, on the kind of man she goes for

"Truth be told, I worry that the Simpsons-writing portion of my brain has been destroyed after 14 years of talking to Lindsay Lohan and that guy from One Tree Hill, so maybe it's all for the best."
- Former Simpsons writer Conan O'Brien, on not being asked to participate in the big-screen version of the animated show

"You know how people ask, 'Who is the love of your life?' God, I hope I haven't met that person yet, in a way, because I'm single. I hope I haven't had that, since that would be sad."
- Winona Ryder

"This is an outrage."
- Tina Fey, on her show, 30 Rock, scoring 10 Emmy nominations

"I've actually rented Björk's swan dress. I know that's kind of recycling, but I saw An Inconvenient Truth.
- The Office star Rainn Wilson (below), on what he plans to wear to the Emmys

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Paula Abdul is known for doling out the highest of praise to the lowliest of contestants on American Idol.

So we're not sure how her new boyfriend, JT Torregiani, should feel after Paula simply referred to him as a "good guy." That's all she could muster?

On this morning's Today show, host Matt Lauer teased the Hey Paula and American Idol star that she once compared her romantic life to "a horror movie." He then asked if she were currently dating.

The response, People magazine posted? Abdul replied that things were "looking upwards â€" things are looking good right now."

As she was being cagey on any details, Abdul was confronted on air with a photograph of her and Torregiani at this week's New York premiere of Hairspray (starring young hottie Zac Efron).

Lauer then asked if her movie date was the reason for her happiness.

Abdul answered in the affirmative, saying her beau "is a good guy."

In June, Abdul celebrated turning 45 with a scavenger hunt and birthday bash â€" attended by friends and former American Idol contestants Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis â€" at Torregiani's West Hollywood eatery Ketchup, where he spent the entire night by her side.

Simon Cowell, we're guessing, calls the pairing "revolting" and "pathetic." Meanwhile, Randy Jackson says Torregiani is simply his "dawg."

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JT Torregiani may be bumping Paul Sculfor out of the celebrity boyfriend headlines.

A day after Paula Abdul's awful new reality series, Hey Paula, debuted on Bravo, celebrity gossip circles are abuzz over something else new in her life. Or, to be more precise, someone new.

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Us Weekly reports in the new issue that for the past few months the American Idol judge has been dating restauranteur JT Torregiani. He threw a 45th birthday party for his lady on June 19 at Ketchup, a West Hollywood eatery he co-owns with actress Tara Reid.

So the guy obviously knows how to keep good company. And name restaurants.

Meet JT Torregiani, the guy lucky enough to reportedly see Paula Abdul nude every night.

"You could tell she was so happy to be with him," says a witness at the bash, which included American Idol alums Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Chris Richardson. "They were cuddling all night."

Abdul and Torregiani met through friends and a source says they're getting almost as serious as Joel Madden and Nicole Richie.

"She introduces him to everyone as her boyfriend," the insider says. "It's really cute how she's so smitten."

Almost as cute as how drunk she is all the time. We wonder if Simon Cowell is jealous.

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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