PAULA Abdul isn’t too keen on the addition of fourth judge Kara DioGuardi to “American Idol” this season.
It’s nothing personal, she says – just business.
“Kara and I have known each other for years and we get along great,” Abdul tells the March 9 issue of OK! magazine.
“But we tried four judges before and it doesn’t work.”
Abdul is referring to Angie Martinez, the Hot 97 DJ who joined “Idol” as a judge before the second season but bailed before the season kicked off.
Abdul also says the extra person disrupts the flow of the show.
“It takes up so much time for each of us to give our opinion that it slows down the pace of the show,” she says.
As for her future on “Idol,” Abdul is a little more cagey.
“It is the last season of my contract, and I have so many other things I want to do,” she says.
Kara Fires Back!
Following Paula Abdul’s comments that she doesn’t think the idea of four judges on “American Idol” was such a good idea, Kara DioGuardi, who joined “Idol” this year as the fourth member on the judging panel, is firing back.
“Paula has a right to her opinions, but I was disappointed by her comments, and hurt that she did not address them to me in person,” Kara said in an exclusive statement to Access Hollywood.
In an interview with OK! magazine, Paula said while she “gets along great” with Kara, she doesn’t think adding a new judge was what was best for the FOX show.
“We tried four judges before and it doesn’t work. It takes up so much time for each of us to give our opinion that it slows down the pace of the show,” Paula told OK!.
Nevertheless, Kara is happy to be a part of the “Idol” family and is pleased with what she brings to the judge’s table.
“I am proud of my contributions to the show, and remain excited about the rest of the season,” Kara told Access.
The ratings must be down for them to stage such a lame cat fight.