Paula Abdul Leaves American Idol for PETA?

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Paula Abdul


The internet is abuzz after Paula Abdul’s shocking announcement that she won’t be appearing on the next season of American Idol. With her plans for what’s next up in the air, we’ve reached out to Paula and asked her to join the PETA crew as a celebrity judge for our next Cutest Mutt Alive contest.

Because Paula is a veteran at picking the (soy) cream of the crop from a slew of qualified contenders, she’s obviously the perfect choice to be our judge. I bet you’re thinking, “Hey, doesn’t Simon Cowell already work with PETA? Why not get him to judge the contest?” Simon is an avid animal activist, but the hard truth that he doles out may be a little too honest for these lovable mutts. We need someone who can let each pup down easy. Obviously, Paula’s the right woman for the job. So, Paula, what do you say?

Written by Liz Graffeo

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