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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.

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.

A Kiss from Paula Abdul

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.