Simon Cowell Misses Paula Abdul
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Simon Cowell admits American Idol isn’t quite the same without Paula Abdul.
The music mogul says he misses working with the quirky entertainer.
“I miss her, of course,” Cowell told US TV show Extra, adding that he doesn’t want to “get in the middle” of Idol execs and Abdul.
Cowell, 49, also said the chemistry between the judges — himself, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi — is “different” since Paula’s departure.
Meanwhile, reports Friday claimed Abdul is planning to “destroy” Idol.
Paula apparently hopes her upcoming one-woman Las Vegas show will be such a hit, she’ll be able to spin off a TV version — in the same time slot as Idol.
“Paula believes she’s got the draw of a Cher or Bette Midler and she’s determined to rub the noses of the ‘Idol’ bosses in her success,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“She’s funneling her anger and resentment into making this project a hit. She wants to strike back.”
Paula quit Idol when the show’s producers refused her demands for a $20 million salary.
“It’s not just about the money,” the source added. “Her new mantra is success is the best revenge.”
“If this thing takes off, Paula wants to spin off a TV version,” added the friend.
“Her fantasy is to go up in the same time slot as American Idol – and to DESTROY THEM.”