Update: I found the entire clip of Barbara Walters on The View this morning, discussing Paula Abdul’s appearance on her Sirius Satellite Radio show last night. Watch it after the jump. According to Walters, Paula accused FOX Broadcasting, the producers of American Idol and Simon Cowell of trying to ruin her career! WTF?
ETA: More crazy from Paula – On Barbara Walter’s Sirius Satellite Radio show last night, Paula accused Fox Broadcasting of giving her address away, and said that Goodspeed wanted her dead:
Barbara Walters had quite the eye-opening chat with Paula Abdul after her appearance on The View yesterday.
Paula claims that she had already placed restraining orders on Paula Goodspeed by the time she tried out for Idol. But despite Paula’s protests, the producers kept putting Goodspeed through to the next round, bragging, “just wait until you see this girl.”
Paula blames Simon for her erratic behavior on the judges panel, recounting the oft-repeated story about how Simon whispers things in her ear to goof her up.
“I’ve put up with so much BS, that I’ve had to crawl on my belly, but I rise like a Phoenix, ” says Paula, “I don’t have to dignify, or stoop so low, to that what Simon says, ” and “If people are going to believe what’s said about me and believe me, I’ve lost a lot of money, I lost endorsements, and all Simon had to do was retract what he said, but he didn’t”
According to Barbara, this year is the last on Paula’s contract. She’ll finish up this year on Idol, but the future appears to be up in the air.
If it’s true that the producers (and I’m not convinced Paula isn’t dissembling a bit here) knew Goodspeed was stalking Paula and put her through anyway, that IS explosive stuff, to quote Barbara Walters.
As far as Paula’s contract is concerned–all the leaks about Paula leaving the show make sense now. Of course her people planted that stuff. She was looking to either re-negotiate her contract, and/or put out feelers for a new job.
After the jump, I’ve got some interviews from Access Hollywood, and Extra where she also hints that producers ignored her warnings about Goodspeed.
Watch after the JUMP…