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Paula Abdul Quit 'American Idol' Eight Times On Her First Day

Paula Abdul is opening up about her first day on the set of American Idol back in 2002 and how she tried to quit the show eight times.

“A few years ago, this man came up to me and introduced himself and said, ‘I was your sound guy on your first day at work at American Idol.’ And I said, ‘Oh wow. I feel bad, I must have quit a few times.’ And he said ‘Eight. You quit eight times,’” the 53-year-old former judge to Entertainment Weekly.

“I felt terrible for those kids,” Paula said about the bad auditions. “I would try to maintain composure in the midst of absurdity and they were completely delusional, like brilliantly delusional. But there was never a shortage of really incredible voices and raw talent. We were always able to find it, and that’s what was so exciting.”

Paula also discussed what led to her decision to leave the show.

“The truth is, it was time for me to leave. I’d never had the same job for eight years. I felt that there were changes happening, and it didn’t feel like the same show,” Paula said. “I needed to go back and do things I wanted to do, and being in that contract with the show didn’t allow me to do many things. It was a bold decision to make, but I will always have tremendous gratitude because it was a tremendous experience for me. I was a big part of history. And the show did change when I left. I would say to Simon, ‘You know the show ended when I left. You were still there for almost two more years.’ He’d say, ‘Oh, shut up.’But it’s true!”

Charlie Puth & Justin Baldoni Step Out for Pre-Oscars Party

Charlie Puth is all smiles while attending the 2016 Global Green USA Pre-Oscar Party held at Mr. C Beverly Hills on Wednesday (February 24) in Los Angeles.

The 24-year-old “See You Again” singer opened for Stevie Wonder that night.

Also in attendance were Justin Baldoni (with his wife Emily), Emily Ratajkowski, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, Paula Abdul, and Ed O’Neil.

Justin and his business partner Ahmed Musiol just launched a content creation studio, Wayfarer, which focuses on inspiring the millennial market, Generation Z, and more, as well as pushing female empowerment.

“We care deeply about the advancement of women, and we’re focused on finding projects in the marketplace that embody that goal,” Justin said. “Until women are truly equal in all aspects of life, men are going to be held back as well. It’s deeply important to us.”

25+ pictures inside of Charlie Puth, Justin Baldoni, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Jaime King & Nicole Scherzinger Help Qatar Airways Celebrate Inaugural Flights To LAX!

Jaime King strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the Qatar Airways Los Angeles Gala held at the Dolby Theatre on Tuesday (January 12) in Hollywood, Calif.

The former Hart of Dixie actress was joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Olivia Culpo, Paula Abdul, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Christina Milian, Mario Lopez, Kimberley Locke, Terrell Owens and Brooke Burns at the event celebrating the commencement of daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha.

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Mariah Carey was also in attendance to serve as the special musical guest.

“Los Angeles is one of the great centres of world aviation and will become a vital component in our expanding global network,” said Group Chief Executive, Mr. Al Baker. “We look forward to introducing Angelenos to our award-winning signature service, with access to more than 150 destinations around the world, through our central hub in Doha. Thank you to everyone who has made this historic route possible.”

30+ pictures inside of Jaime King, Nicole Scherzinger and others at the gala… More Here! »

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Jennifer Lopez & Ex Sean Combs Reunite At AMAs After Party!

Jennifer Lopez shares a big laugh with her ex Sean “Diddy” Combs while attending her official 2015 American Music Awards After Party on Sunday (November 22) in Los Angeles.

The 46-year-old superstar, who hosted the big show, was also joined by her boyfriend Casper Smart, Demi Lovato and her boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, Nick Jonas, Paula Abdul and DJ of the evening Wiz Khalifa.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer wore a total of 9 outfits at the award ceremony, apart from her performance look, that she wore while on stage.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Zuhair Murad ensemble and a Swarovski clutch.

10+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez, Diddy and others at the after party… More Here! »

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Jenny McCarthy Grabs Donnie Wahlberg's Butt at AMAs 2015

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg share a cute moment of PDA on the red carpet at the 2015 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 22) in Los Angeles.

The 43-year-old entertainer was seen grabbing her husband Donnie, 46, by the butt and he definitely seemed to be enjoying it!

During the show, Donnie took to the stage with Paula Abdul to present the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist to Ariana Grande.

It happens to be the same award that Donnie presented to Paula back in 1990!

FYI: Jenny is wearing a Versace dress, shoes, and bracelet.

25+ pictures inside of Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg at the award show… More Here! »

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Josh Duhamel Gushes About Wife Fergie: 'She's Crazy Talented'

Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel step out for the 2015 WildAid event on Saturday (November 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 42-year-old actor and 40-year-old entertainer were joined at the event by Maggie Q, Michael Cudlitz, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Paula Abdul, and more.

Josh recently gushed about his 40-year-old wife!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Fergie

“She definitely wants to push me to strive,” Josh told VH1. “And I feel the same way about her. She’s crazy talented. For people who haven’t heard her stuff for a while, just wait, because it’s coming and it’s fantastic.”

We can’t wait to hear more new music from Fergie!

FYI: Maggie is wearing a Tory Burch dress, shoes, necklace, and ring. More Here! »

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Julie Bowen & Jane Krakowski Are Friendly Competition at Variety's Pre-Emmys Party

Julie Bowen and Jane Krakowski pose for a photo while inside the Variety and Women in Film Pre-Emmy Celebration held at Gracias Madre on Friday (September 18) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The ladies, along with fellow party guests Niecy Nash and Mayim Bialik, are nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category at this weekend’s awards show.

Other guests at the event included Julie‘s Modern Family co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, 2 Broke Girls actress Beth Behrs, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Paula Abdul.

Transparent series creator Jill Soloway, who is nominated for three awards, attended with actress Amy Landecker. Silicon Valley co-stars Thomas Middleditch and Zach Woods were seen hamming it up for the cameras on the red carpet.

FYI: Julie is wearing a Lela Rose dress and Harry Kotlar earrings. Beth is wearing a Lorena Sarbu dress and Parade jewelry.

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