Hey Paula! Welcome to reality.
Abdul’s deal fell apart last week due to, according to EW’s Michael Ausiello, “the ex-’Idol’ judge’s insane list of demands.” Like what? A private jet, for one.
Looks like Paula may not be as idolized as she thought.
Her manager, who claims everyone is dying to work with Paula, denies that his client is renegotiating a return to ‘American Idol‘: “There have been no discussions whatsoever about ‘Idol.’”
At least one ‘Betty’ costar is pleased with the replacement. Michael Urie, half of the hilarious duo that is Marc and Amanda, tweeted Monday: ‘Shooting today with Kristen Johnston! Love her.’
For her part (which has now expanded to a recurring role), Johnston joked, “I’ve always considered myself a poor man’s Paula Abdul.”
Look for Kristen Johnston on ‘Ugly Betty’ beginning with the two-hour season premiere on Oct. 9th on ABC.