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Paula Abdul: 'X Factor' Could Lead to Greatness

Paula Abdul: 'X Factor' Could Lead to Greatness

Paula Abdul is ready to rock as she graces the cover of Emmy magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 49-year-old entertainer had to share:

On joining The X Factor: “This show is kind of a [combination] of all the different careers I’ve had. And I love nurturing raw, untapped talent – having a front-row seat to something at its humble beginnings that could lead to greatness.”

On not having regrets about leaving American Idol: “I felt like my time on the show ran its course. I was very grateful for the good times, and I was a good student through the tough times. But I felt like the dynamics of the show changed when they brought Kara in.”

On remembering Michael Jackson: “I miss Michael so much. I still can’t believe he’s gone, and I still find myself speaking of him as if he’s alive.”

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  • Lips tits and hips

    Good to see her again.

  • Bella

    Why is she always ahting on Kara so hard? Paula was a MESS on American Idol.

  • duh

    @Bella: she was the funnest part of the show

  • cindy

    This show will tank just like her most recent flop dance show she had on cbs that’s why she doing this one now. Over Paula or any American Idol related person to start a new show.

  • Bingo

    love Paula, but airbrushed much? where is her mole?:)

  • Lisa

    Simon and Paula together again how BORING, it’s so American Idol been there, done that, so i’ll pass

  • Annie

    OMG!! She looks so beautiful. I’m so happy to see her back with Simon. I can’t wait to watch X Factor. This show is goning to butcher Idol.

  • blah

    49? more like 35… looking good bb :)

  • Jo

    Finally someone speaking the truth about Kara. It all went downwhill after she was added.

    Paula’s looking gorgeous!

  • Rachel

    Paula looks gorgeous and I can’t wait till X-Factor starts! Idol was never the same once they added Kara and it just went downhill from there.