It’s the darndest thing. Looks like American Idol judge Paula Abdul believes she was taken out of context in an interview in OK! Magazine, which quotes her as saying she doesn’t think adding fourth judge Kara DioGuardi was such a hot idea. (Random thought: Who was the first famous person to ever claim their quote was “taken out of context?”) DioGuardi responded to the OK! article by telling Access Hollywood that “Paula has a right to her opinions, but I was disappointed by her comments.” (Another random thought: Why is it always “disappointed?” Why can’t it ever be “pissed?”) And now, in this saga’s latest installment, Abdul told Entertainment Tonight that no, actually, OK! got her wrong. She was referring to previous guest judges, NOT DioGuardi.
Here’s what OK! has on its website from the interview in question:
OK! MAGAZINE: What do you think about Kara DioGuardi coming in as a judge?
ABDUL: Karaand I have known each other for years and we get along great. But wetried four judges before and it doesn’t work. It takes up so much timefor each of us to give our opinion that it slows down the pace.
So, do you think OK! may have taken Abdul out of context? Or was she just being passive-aggressive Paula? Take our poll and let us know what you think in the comments below.