PaulaSorry to hear the news a few days ago that Paula Abdul has left American Idol. She was with the show for 8 years – hard to believe this reality TV show has been around that long? Not really. Some seasons it feels like 8o years!

Say what you will about Paula, she’s the most successful cheerleader in history. Rising from the LA Lakers pom pom days to the most sought after choreographer of the 80s for the then “new” world of music-video, Paula went on to be a pop singer who had six #1 singles chart on the Billboard Hot 100 – one of only five female singers to do so.

She’s an enigma. She has a heart. She goes off topic – often. But America loves a train wreck. She’ll back — on another show!