Idol Flashback: Early Simon Cowell


It’s Tuesday night, and American Idol has reached the stage in the show where the real competition starts. Time to do the office pool! Simon, Randy, Paula and new girl Kara D will be culling the herd…no doubt with Simon in his V-necks- moobs highlighted.

Good to see Simon really has had a lifelong relationship with the V’s. This picture is so old that Simey is rocking out a Mork meets the Bee-Gees theme, saucily. It’s undeniable, the V’s are a classic for Europeans…not that it’s an excuse for hairy men to wear them. See ya tonight, Samson Simon.

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30 year-old Paula Goodspeed was found dead yesterday in a parked car outside Paula Abdul’s home on Beverly Ridge Drive in Sherman Oaks. She was believed to be an “extreme fan” of Paula Abdul, known to Paula and her security team for years. Goodspeed auditioned for American Idol for season 5 in 2006. TMZ has her audition video here. Paula said:

“I am deeply saddened and shocked about what transpired yesterday. My heart and prayers go out to her family.”

According to reports, when the woman went missing, her parents told police to look outside Abdul’s house in Sherman Oaks, California, as they were pretty sure that is where she was. They were correct, as their daughter was found and pronounced dead at the scene on Tuesday at 6 p.m. LA Police Department spokesperson Karen Smith stated that:

“Our Van Nuys division did receive a call from the Ventura County’s Sheriff. A woman’s parents reported her missing and they thought that she may be at Paula Abdul’s house.”

Reportedly, over the years, Police were called to Paula’s house numerous times to deal with her. The woman’s car license plate read “ABL LV” and inside a picture of Abdul hung from the rear-view mirror. There were no signs of foul play and the cause of death is thought to be suicide by drug overdose.
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photo credit: TMZ

Simon Cowell Makes Paula Wanna Drink (More).

Ooooh, reports of shizz hitting the fan are circulating about American Idol’s Mr. Nasty, Simon Cowell. Personally, Snarkista hearts Simon, because he’s so dang crotchety, suffers no fools, and he isn’t tone deaf. Paula’s fun to watch because she’s a walking acid trip with occasional amnesia, narcolepsy and verbal diarrhea. Randy is a one-joke joke that we’ve heard WAY to many times, dawg. The new girl with the giant resume is the BIG unknown for the upcoming season, although Paula has surely been asking Mr. Jack Daniels for pointers on how to off the biyotch. Auditions have already begun, and the new season of Idol starts in January.

Simon is apparently making too much money. Isn’t it always about the money? In this case, Simon’s making about $42 million a year more than Paula, and about $48 million more than Randy. Paula needs to clam up, because she is NOT gonna make $8 million a year recycling “Scat Cat” crap from the ’80’s. Simon’s a co-creator of the show, he renegotiates his salary every year, his record label signs the winners. Randy has side projects, and is well-respected in the music world…even if he sounds like a freakin’ broken record on the show. Paula has…a seat at the table and an opaque Coke glass. $8 million a year is plenty to keep the glass full of Jesus Juice. Don’t rock the boat, Paula, or that new girl (Kara DioGuardi) may take you out. Seriously, have you seen the chick’s resume? It is KILLER. AND she’s hot. Better play nice.

Paula Abdul Has A New Reason To Drink

On his radio show today, Ryan Seacrest announced that American Idol will have a fourth judge this year! The newbie is Kara DioGuardi, a singer, songwriter, producer and artist. She may be new to the Idol stage, but she’s a formidable force in the music industry. Fox says:

DioGuardi’s songs have appeared on more than 100 million records. Her songs have been recorded by Grammy award-winning artists including Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Santana and Pink. Scores of major recording artists including Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Pussycat Dolls, Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Natasha Bedingfield, Jewel, Ashley Tisdale, Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks, Bo Bice, Clay Aiken, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Kylie Minogue, Enrique Iglesias, Nick Lachey and Marc Anthony have also released DioGuardi’s songs.

Over the last four years, she has been awarded 10 BMI Pop Awards for having written the most performed songs on radio. From her catalog of several hundred songs, over 264 have been released on major labels worldwide; and over 165 have appeared on multi-platinum selling albums. DioGuardi co-owns Arthous Entertainment, where she develops and mentors fellow hit writers, producers and artists.

Wow. That is one HELL of a resume. Kara’s quite attractive as well! Paula is gonna look even MORE like a lightweight next to Kara. Randy will too. Here’s hoping for some great catfights between Paula and Kara, and for Simon to immediately begin seduction attempts. Must-see tv!

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Tabloids Caught In Hospital Scoop Payola

Hide in the janitor’s closet, because the Feds investigating the National Enquirer for paying hospital workers for celeb stories have some more ammo today! An ex-employee at UCLA Medical Center staffer was indicted on April 9 after leaking private info about Farrah Fawcett, Maria Shriver and 60 other patients. Now, former Globe managing editor Jim Mitteager has released recordings where he’s talking to his moles in the medical profession about star cosmetic surgery, mental illness, bulimia, abortions, and AIDS.

Sneaky Jim’s gotten the scoop on Tommy Boy Cruise, Jessica Lange, Liz Taylor, Billy Crystal, Kelsey Grammer, Magic Johnson, Roseanne Barr Al Pacino, Paula Abdul, Frank Zappa and Vanna White. Tommy was probably in to see about a heel job to make him taller. You know Paula was in for the bubbly, and hopefully THEY didn’t kill Frank Zappa. The tabs are afraid their sources inside hospitals with big celeb traffic are gonna dry up. They ought to be afraid that the Feds are gonna bust up on THEM next for supplying the cash for the stories!

Mitteager’s recordings are from1992 and 1993, and confirm the widespread loose lips. One scuzzmiester is heard telling Jim that, “If Liz (Taylor) is in St. John’s Hospital,” his buddy there will know it. “She takes a special delight on getting s— on Liz,” says the source. “She has access to the computer and talks to orderlies.”

On a dead celeb with AIDS, a spy says “the people who want to sell the story have physical proof. They want $4,000. … They want to move fast because it’s Christmastime and they want to get paid.”
Christmas cash! Nothing like a death watch to enliven the spirit of the season!

A grabby nurse’s husband, wanted “some good-faith money” for his tip. Mitteager informs him that The Globe has STANDARDS for god’s sake, and payola is only for stories they actually run.

Mitteager gave his incriminating evidence to a PI named Paul Barresi, who has generously offered to cooperate with prosecutors and hospital officials. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out if the Feds are investigating the National Enquirer, The Globe could be next.

American Media Inc., which bought The Globe in 2000, is trying to cover their asses by saying the shizzola that went on before then isn’t their responsibility. American Media’s rep declined to comment on the current Enquirer case. His job is on the line, regular news people,he’s not saying anything else. Press conference over.

Publicist Stan Rosenfield, whose clients include Kelsey Grammer, Robert De Niro and George Clooney, says the obvious: “It’s alarming that this criminal activity could go on so long without being detected.” Farrah’s the only one with the cojones to go after the moles without caving in. Don’t mess with Farrah. She will cut a bitch.