Paula Abdul: Straight Up Herself

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Paula Abdul’s come under heavy fire in recent days.

As we all know, the American Idol host kind of screwed up last week when she misspoke and said she had heard both of Jason Castro’s songs when, in fact, he had only performed one.

Well, Colin Schoenberger of NewNowNext recently spoke with the entertainer and got to the bottom of how the snafu went down. We would go into the details, but it’s complicated and, quite frankly, not as interesting as this:

…People talk about Madonna being the queen of reinvention – and while I applaud her – I don’t know anyone who’s reinvented themselves more than me, and created monumental, ginormous success in completely different areas of the industry. And that’s something nobody’s done – not in our generation and not that anyone I’ve been reading up since I was a little girl. I don’t know anyone who started below the line and became – first of all, a cheerleader, and then revolutionizing cheerleading – and then became one of the most world-celebrated choreographers.

Abdul later discusses Idol castoff Danny Noriega, who she says she “fought” for because “this kid is needed – especially Danny- because he is very open about being gay.”