Interview with Paula Abdul on the set of “Drop Dead Diva”

6:20 pm July 6, 2009, by Rodney Ho
CREDIT: Rodney Ho/
CREDIT: Rodney Ho/
On Monday, I was able to grab a few minutes with Paula Abdul on the set of “Drop Dead Diva,” a new Lifetime show set to debut July 12.
I didn’t glean any definitive news about her status with “Idol.” But she sounded optimistic. “I will probably be back,” she told me. “What would Simon do without me?” She used stronger language with an AP reporter soon after, saying she was “confident” she’d be back next season. I’d say she is playing a bit coy simply to milk things while negotiations are ongoing. But I’d say it’s almost a done deal she’ll be back with a nice raise.
“I’m very proud of what I brought to the show from day one and helped build the empire,” she added.