Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why Paula Abdul Being On Dancing With The Stars Is A Bad Idea


There has been a lot of talk this week about what Paula Abdul is going to do next in her career. This of course makes a big change from before American Idol when most people would have said, "Oh, isn't she that woman who was in the music videos with Arsenio Hall and Keanu Reeves." Now of course because of the show she walked away from she has some great name recognition. She doesn't have a job but she has great name recognition. For about a year she will be able to guest star on television shows or make surprise appearances and still play off that American Idol fame but those won't last long. There will be some other person that will be more relevant in a year and Paula will be forced to examine other career options.

One thing that everyone has said is that she is going to be on Dancing With The Stars this season. Not as a judge, but as a contestant. Why? Why would she be on the show? I can't think of any good reasons. It is not going to expand her shelf life. She is used to being the center of attention and on DWTS she will be just one of 35 people. Yep. They are increasing the number of celebrities to 16 which means they will be diluted to the point of barely being celebrity. The dancers they are partnered with will be more famous in some cases. Then you have the judges and the host and Paula will be nothing more than a number. You might be saying, "But she is a dancer, she can win." Did you see her dancing on American Idol? That was not ballroom. I think what is likely to happen is that she will get hurt and have to drop off the show. The salary is only about $250K so I hope she isn't doing it for the money. Oh, $250K is about what Victoria Beckham got for her work in Denver for American Idol. A much easier way to earn $250K.

Also Paula and Carrie Ann Inaba dislike each other immensely. Hate would probably be a better word to describe their relationship so if Paula gets a low score from Carrie how does everyone handle that? Is it because Paula sucked or is it because Carrie hates her or a little of both? I think the best bet for Paula right now is to talk to the people over at American Idol and arrange for some kind of surprise return to the show. Do whatever it takes, but if she doesn't get on that show she will fade away.

15 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

Forget all the other crap Enty, TELL US WHY CARRIE ANN AND PAULA HATE OTHER! SPILL IT!!!!

lilbitsolo said...

I know right? We want the dirt! Did she steal some moves from Carrie Ann back in the day?

Lisa (not original) said...

Based on her history of eating disorder, I think Paula needs to feel popular and loved. Outside validation is the only way she can feel any worth, since she obviously has no self esteem. Pitting herself against and arch enemy could be an attempt to set herself up as a martyr to Carrie Ann's villian and rally the public around "poor Paula" in an epic showdown each week. Delusional? Possibly a bit. I think this could really backfire on her and expose her as needy and pathetic. Sad, really.

Susan said...

I really need to know more about this CAI and PA feud. Juicy...

Yeah, I have mixed emotions about Paula on DWTS, and I'm a huge DWTS fan. I don't know what Paula was thinking with her failed negotiations with AI. I don't watch AI, but it seems like fans are pissed.

I don't think PA would work as a judge on DWTS. The trio of judges they have is fabulous, IMO. If it ain't broke...

Quintessential Southerner said...

their feud is probably over some dude.

margarita said...

I still think Paula will be back on Idol. There's too much chatter about it right now, where there's smoke there's fire.

Quintessential Southerner said...

i wonder if carrie ann tried to ride emmitt smith's peen. the way she was gushing over his ass, i see why his wife stayed front and center. lol.

captivagrl said...

Why do I still think she'll be on idol?

Pookie said...

i'm jumping on the wants-paula/carrie-dish-on-why-they-hate-each-other train. dish, enty!

califblondy said...

Spill it Enty, what's the deets on the Carrie/Paula smackdown???

I don't think Paula should be on DWTS in any capacity. She has too much dance experience. We already have a good vibe going on DWTS, Paula needs to keep her vibe with the fellas on Idol.

*Miss_P* said...

A similar thing happened on The X-Factor a couple of years ago. Louis Walsh eithr quit or was sacked, loads and loads of buzz for the new season, then he was back as a judge when the season started. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this isn't what's happening with Paula.

selenakyle said...

I'm with MontanaMarriott on this one--pls SPILL why CIA and Paula hate each other!


Long time DWTS fan here...

And I agree--Paula will not have the physical ability to make it.

I'd bet money on it.

Either with her chronic pain/old injuries or her obvious drug/alcohol use (c'mon--who doesn't think she's half-shnockered most of the time?!) she will have to bow out.

I predict maybe a fainting spell a la Marie Osmond or something.

selenakyle said...

And, previous or current actual dancing ability has not meant a shoo-in by any means in the past.

Who the F thought Shawn Johnson was a better dancer than either Melissa or Gilles? NOT ME, for damn sure.

Ditto Lance, ditto Joey F.

Katie said...

I agree, I think this is a publicity stunt. I don't think Paula is really going to be off AI. Honestly, though, I don't watch AI, and I wouldn't care if Paula faded away again.

Lana's Blog said...

I wonder if CAI was really bitchy on In Living Color, David Allen Grier didn't seem to be much of a fan of hers either.

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