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In case Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were somehow not washed up enough, Super Bowl XLII might be adding another ancient act to its musical show.

TV Guide is reporting that FOX is talking to insane American Idol judge Paula Abdul about performing on the telecast. Who cares that she hasn't released an album of new material since 1995's Head Over Heels?

On the Finale

Move over, Tom Brady and Tony Romo. Paula Abdul may be the star of this year's Super Bowl.

With Tom Petty set to bore us at halftime, and Jordin Sparks singing the national anthem, it's unclear when Abdul would go on. But it's evident just what she'd be doing during her time back in the spotlight:

The former Laker Girl is in rehearsals for a video duet with Randy Jackson, the first single from his upcoming Music Club Vol. 1 CD. Paula would use this choreography as a basis for any Super Bowl routine.

Do you wanna see the American Idol judge dancing and singing again? Or might this lead to a performance that trumps Britney Spears at the Video Music Awards for sheer ineptitude?

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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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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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Does it really come as a shock that Simon Cowell isn't a great listener?

During an appearance recently on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the American Idol judge admitted he's not always paying close attention to performances. So, just what is he up to as hopefuls sing their hearts out?

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"I'm taunting [Paula Abdul] throughout the performance," Cowell said. "I'm saying to her, 'Try to say something interesting, try not to use the words mountain and lakes in your critiques because it's always: You'll climb mountains, you'll swim lakes, whatever.' "

But how can Simon judge contestants such as Chris Richardson if he's so busy bugging Abdul?

"I'll tell you a secret," he said. "I watch the dress run so I actually hear much, much easier what they really do sound like."

As for his American Idol picks, Cowell went with the favorites Jordin Sparks and Melinda Doolittle, but added:

"I wouldn't write off Blake Lewis or LaKisha Jones."

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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