June 19th, 2012 by edsel
Simon Cowell may be worried about Britney Spears, but he reportedly had no problem with Demi Lovato- save, that is, keeping up with the latest smart-aleck taunt from the ‘Skyscraper’ singer on ‘X Factor.’
According to Perez Hilton, Cowell and Lovato have been enjoying trading quips during recent auditions. ”Demi and Simon are always winding each other up,” a ‘X Factor’ insider claimed. And it so happened that Simon Cowell reportedly “loves it when people give as good as they get – and Demi really does!”
The source said that Cowell “started off accusing her of being ‘annoying’ and talking too much.” He reportedly created a Frankenstein’s monster of sorts: “Now she’s a brat!” the source said of Demi Lovato.
Perez Hilton brought up the example of the most recent auditions in Oakland. Simon Cowell was reportedly getting annoyed at Demi Lovato for giving long-winded responses to hopeful ‘X Factor‘ contestants. He kept telling her to keep her answers short, like a simple “yes” or “no.”
The 19-year-old Lovato responded by pretending to apologize to the audience. ”Sorry, everyone,” Demi said of Simon Cowell, “He hasn’t had his coffee this morning. He’s in a bad mood,” she explained, and added that “Old people need their coffee.”
Simon, 52, let out a laugh before responding that Demi Lovato was “a brat” and ordering her to be quiet.
Lovato refused to stay quiet, of course. Not when Simon Cowell later declared on ‘X Factor’ that he would name a hypothetical dog after Demi- in much the same manner like how Cowell previously described Paula Abdul, whom he reportedly fancied.
“If I had a pig,” Demi Lovato claimed, “I’d name it Simon…” She then defended her choice of name with a “What, I love pigs!”
February 24th, 2012 by faye
Former American Idol and X-Factor judge Paula Abdul has finally settled the lawsuit filed against her back in 2009. The singer-songwriter agreed to shell out a total amount of $900,000 to a woman who suffered a bad fall during the filming of Paula Abdul’s short-lived reality TV series “Hey Paula.”
Jill Kohl, the woman who was hurt in the accident, filed the lawsuit against Paula Abdul back in 2009, claiming she took a nasty fall in the driveway of the former American Idol judge during a taping of Abdul’s reality show “Hey Paula.” Jill Kohl claims she had to undergo several back surgeries as a direct result from her tumble.
Robert Rodriguez Clayton, lawyer of Jill Kohl, said that Paula Abdul has agreed to pay $900,000 in damages over the accident as part of a settlement. Additionally, Kohl also went after the production company of the show, Scott Sternberg Productions, who later agreed as well to give an additional $100, 000 for a total of $1 million.
A trial date was set for February 14, but the lawyer of Jill Kohl was able to settle a deal before the trial occurred. According to the team of Paula Abdul, it was her insurance company that took the lead in settling the lawsuit. Attorney Vicki Greco, who represented Paula Abdul said, “Absolutely no monies of the settlement will be paid by Paula Abdul. All monies agreed to be paid to Jill Kohl as part of the settlement will be funded by the parties’ respective insurance carriers. While a settlement was reached between the parties in the case, we were confident that she would prevail in the trial. The decision to settle the case was a business decision made solely by Ms. Abdul’s insurance carrier.”
However, it seemed like the lawsuit settlement was the last thing on Paula Abdul’s mind on Tuesday when she tweeted, “Having a blast on @RoyalCaribbean Oasis of the Seas this week. So many cool things to do & plenty of sunshine!!”