Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Kara DioGuardi interviewed by Access Hollywood – VIDEO

Check out this short interview, from Access Hollywood, posted after the jump. It gives a hint of the chemistry we might find between Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and new judge Kara DioGuardi once American Idol Season 8 begins in January. Kara is already giving Simon crap. Heh.

In the interview, both Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest hint that Simon will probably be the tie-breaker during the audition phase of the competition. And when asked where he’ll be sitting, Simon says, “between the two girls, ” although I have a hard time believing he won’t have the last word. Ryan believes Kara will bring “a candor and unvarnished female point of view, ” to the table. He adds, “She’s like the tough chick.” Paula behaves as if she single-handedly discovered Kara. Is that Kara rolling her eyes a little?

One more interesting tidbit. Ryan Seacrest did an interview with Tom O’Neil of the LA Times Gold Derby blog. It was mostly about Ryan hosting the Emmys. However, when O’Neil asked Ryan to remark on the changes Simon Cowell told reporters he wants to make now that Nigel Lythgoe has stepped down from production duties, Ryan remarked, “He told me he has his head wrapped around making sure the show doesn’t feel contrived and doesn’t feel predictable. And I think that that’s…very, very smart, and I think that that’s up to Simon, the producers and all of us to make sure we deliver a show that does have that element.”

Whatever that means.

Sources: Popdirt, A longer video of the same interview from TV Guide. LA Times.

Video after the JUMP…

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