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American Idol: Paula Abdul Says She Is Blessed To Be On The Show

January 15, 2009 05:00 PM by Paulene Hinds

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American Idol judge, Paula Abdul appears be eating her words. Last December, she spoke to Barbara Walters and said that FOX producers and Simon Cowell were trying to ruin her career when they allowed the stalker fan, Paula Goodspeed to audition for the show. Paula Goodspeed recently committed suicide outside of Paula Abdul’s home. When pressed by Barbara Walters why she was still doing the show she commented that she was under contract.

Now it seems that Paula Abdul has had a change of heart about the whole incident. Yesterday she spoke to the Television Critics Association and said, “I am blessed to be on the show. It’s the greatest show on television all around the world and a gazillion people would love to be in my shoes.”

When the Television Critics Association asked her if she defended her earlier, on-the-record remarks, Paula Abdul replied, “I can’t talk about it anymore. It’s an ongoing police investigation.”

American Idol executive producer, Cecile Frot-Coutaz defended how the show handled the appearance of Paula Goodspeed, “The truth is, we did know she was an extreme fan of Paula’s. But from being a big fan to what happened, there’s a big difference,” she said adding, “And nobody could have known that it would actually happen.”

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