More Paula: One Plane Crash & 14 Surgeries

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abdul1.jpgVH1.com caught up with pop legend and American Idol judge Paula Abdul to speak about her new song and video (see it here), “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow,” off of Randy Jackson’s Music Club, Vol. 1 We’ll be breaking down Abdul’s comments over the next week in a variety posts. In today’s installment, she talks about her plane crash, injuries and the painful road to recovery.

Paula Abdul on her long absence from the music industry:

I wish they had [a way for me to show what was going on] behind the scenes. Because when [I was at my peak in the '90s], I had a plane crash. That’s something I quietly made go away — no paparazzi or tabloid stuff. I took care of that. I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me or to count me out. The truth of the matter is that when I got into a plane crash, it was on my birthday. [I was flying from] St. Louis to Denver. I had a day off in Denver.

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You Name It: Blonde Vampira?

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Yesterday our cousins at Best Week Ever queried the blogosphere regarding Kristin “Sex Tape In the City” Davis‘ oddball stance during a New York art event. Yep, she was doing the Robot, no doubt. Here’s a follow-up. Is it possible that the dude above is working on a JessSimp figure from Madam Tussauds? The pic makes the former Mrs Lachey (where is that guy these days?) seem like she’s giving a body language shout-out to the ever-lovin’ Mistress of the Dark, Vampira. Consult study Plan 9 for further details. And feel free to comment on what the stylist is saying to himself…

Tuesday: Bravo, You are Out

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Heidi Klum has moved her uber-hit Project Runway from Bravo to Lifetime! Think they’ll film a special made for TV movie starring Meredith Baxter Berney about the process? [DListed]

She-Pratt Dishes on Spencer and Heidi
Lil’ sis Stephanie Pratt opened her rather large mouth about her brother’s troubled relationship. OMG she thinks they’re “perfect for each other!” [Us]

Drunk Driver Mischa Barton Takes Plea Deal
Messed up OC star Mischa Barton is grabbing the plea deal offered to her in her DUI case. No jail for this celebutard – yet. [People]

Rob Lowe Sues Ex-Nanny for Claiming Infidelity
This seems like the perfect plot for a Rob Lowe comeback flick! [People]

Gossip Guy Dumps Carrie Underwood via Text
Chace Crawford gave crooner Carrie the boot with the ol’ “Sry, IDK, but we need 2 brk up.” Classy. [Us]

Clooney Gets Threats Over Girlfriend

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It’s been a whirlwind few months for Sarah Larson. After crossing paths with professional movie star George Clooney, Larson was able to quit her job as a cocktail waitress/go-go dancer/embarassing-photo-taker. Now, apparently, she lives wherever George does, on hiatus as a Vegas waitress, and, if this brand new New Yorker profile on Clooney is to be believed, checking her e-mail.

As reported in said New Yorker story, Clooney recently received a threatening phone call, a voice mail stating, “Dump the bitch before you’re sorry.” Ms. Larson reacts with little alarm, but does go on to clear the air about her reputation, which has recently come into question after some seriously revealing photos surfaced. “They say that I’m a stripper. There’s a ton of stuff about that. I’ve never been a stripper. You know, just because I’m from Las Vegas I must be a stripper. Because I’m a cocktail server that means I’m an escort.”

Good points all, Sarah. We decided, given her newfound lifestyle, to do a side-by-side comparison of Larson’s life as Professional Bar Candy and life as Professional Arm Candy.

Pre-George: Magazine licking
Post-George: Magazine features

Pre-George: Staff dinners before shift at the Palms for waitresses
Post-George: Dinners with Brangelina

Pre-George: Fear Factor try-outs
Post-George: Red carpet premieres

Pre-George: Serving guys twice your age because they tip you
Post-George: Serving a guy twice your age because they take you to Italy

Pre-George: Getting called an escort because you are a Vegas waitress
Post-George: Getting called an escort because you sleep with a movie star

Music’s Hottest Stars Join Forces with Idol

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Last night, Ryan, Paula, Randy, and Simon hosted the taping of the annual star-studded fundraiser, Idol Gives Back. Look forward to performances by Mariah Carey, Fergie, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood, and Miley Cyrus. And of course, no charity-driven event would be complete without an appearance by Mr. Brad Pitt.

For many more photos of the event, click here.

Idol Gives Back airs on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:30PM.

Jess & Kim: Classy, Trashy BFF?

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kimjess.jpgJessica Alba celebrated her impending motherhood with a baby shower this weekend, complete with all the Hollywood trimmings: cute location, fancy gifts, classy party favors, famous guests, and Kim Kardashian. Wait, what? Kim was there? Since when did the classy and oh-so talented Alba become friends with a reality TV sex tape siren? Isn’t that kinda beneath her? Kim of course spoke to E! about the shower, and revealed that she gave Alba gifts from her store, Smooch, and labeled the whole affair “awesome.” You better believe it was awesome – awesome that she got invited! Being down with legit Hollywood actresses is like every wannabes dream. Even Paris can’t accomplish that! Nice work Kim – we’ll see you at the Oscars. [E! Online]

Pam Anderson Bags a Mind Freak

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Are Pam Anderson and Criss Angel doing the nasty? This juicy coupling is currently just a buzzed about rumor, but we wouldn’t be surprised. These two are like the King and Queen of Vegas D Listers, and they kind of look perfect next to each other. And doesn’t Pam have a thing for magicians? Since her break up with Rick Solomon she’s been linked with her Vegas “boss” Hans Klok. Still, some eagle-eyed spy spotted Pam and Criss getting cozy at an Elton John concert this weekend! We predict a wedding announcement in 48 hours, tops. [M&C/Perez]

Peep Deleted Scenes from Celebrity Fit Club

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Last night’s Fit Club featured a frenzy of action after Dustin freaked following Harvey’s name-calling rant. You can enjoy extras and deleted scenes of the episode right here, but we’ve included our favorite moment that didn’t make it to air above. In it, our girl Toccara once again sasses the judges about what it means to be large and beautiful, and takes on the obeastity (yes, obeast) crisis, one cast member at a time.