At this point, Paula Abdul knows a thing or two about early exists having seen them from her groups on “The X Factor.” But on Monday (Dec. 13) Abdul took it a step further and voted herself off “Jimmy Kimmel Live.“
The spat between Abdul and Kimmel began shortly after the segment featuring “The X Factor” judges Abdul, Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger started. Kimmel says of Abdul’s teams, “Paula, yours deserved to go. Both of yours deserved to go.” Abdul, perhaps angry or just faking it, briefly left the stage.
After a moment of displeasure, she returned. Kimmel was able to mollify Abdul saying, “It’s nothing against you.” Much of the rest of the interview focused on the tension between the judges, specifically that between Abdul and Cowell, who worked together for years on “American Idol.“
The four were on “JKL” promoting the semi-final for the singing competition.
Here’s the video…