and Jennifer Lopez, Paula has nothing but praise, especially for J. Hey Paula is an American reality television series starring and co-produced by American television personality Paula Abdul that aired from June 28 to July 27, 2007, on the Bravo network.The series was also broadcast in Britain on the ITV2 channel and Arena 105 in Australia.The program showed the private life of Paula Abdul as she promotes an upcoming season of the Fox series American Idol while simultaneously developing the Bratz movie as well as a new fragrance line.It also featured Abdul preparing for and making a variety of public and/or television appearances.Abdul's persona on Hey Paula was considerably less genial than that of her established reputation as "the nice one" on American Idol.The show was fodder for comedians, especially Kathy Griffin, who mocked Abdul's behavior in her stand-up act. They’d put a camera on me when I got wind that my dog was in a coma, and they’d make it (seem) like it was about hair and makeup." During the filming of the series, Abdul was fired from the Bratz movie.
The 53-year-old father-to-be told our sister site TMZ that he's excited for his child with his (married) girlfriend Lauren Silverman and that he's "going to be a good dad."As for the new "Idol" judging panel of Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. Chi Tahani, 12, danced to Beyoncé's "Countdown" for Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe, and it was quite a dance.She frequently dissolved into tears and childish tantrums over seemingly inconsequential occurrences, and was even caught on camera privately bemoaning being "...tired of people not treating me like the gift that I am." In spite of the tremendous success of American Idol, the ratings for Hey Paula were reportedly low.The show was generally panned by critics, even those who identified themselves as fans of Abdul's previous work.
After eight seasons on "American Idol" together, you'd think Paula Abdul would know Simon Cowell pretty well.But no one was more shocked to learn that the biting Brit was expecting his first child.toofab's Anna Kachikyan caught up with Paula at the Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular over the weekend, where she was asked if she ever expected Simon would become a father."No," exclaimed Paula emphatically.