According to EW’s Michael Ausiello, Paula Abdul’s pricey demands torpedoed her deal to guest star on Ugly Betty.
Ugly Betty has tapped 3rd Rock Emmy winner Kristen Johnston to replace Abdul in the now-recurring role of Helen, Mode’s newest office temp and Amanda’s elder doppelganger. Abdul had been in negotiations to play the part, but last week the deal came undone ‘â€ in part, I hear, due to the ex-Idol judge’s insane list of demands. (Two words: Private. Jet.)
Nobody recognizes Paula for the gift that she is. Sniff.