Inside Paula Abdul’s Split From American Idol

Paula Abdul’s departure from “American Idol” was the product of months of calculation: financial and logistical on the part of the show’s producers and its network, Fox, and entrepreneurial and retaliatory on the part of Ms. Abdul, who in recent months has grown increasingly certain that greater opportunities lie elsewhere.

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Michael Jackson Won’t Join Jackson 5 Reunion

A reunion of the Jackson 5 is not quite as easy as Michael Jackson denied on Thursday that he would take part in a reunion of the famed Motown singing group, a day after elder brother Jermaine said the faded pop star was on board.

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Michelle Obama: Grateful For First Lady’s Defense

Michelle Obama revealed that she was “touched” that first lady Laura Bush came to her defense after she was harshly criticized by Republicans for her February comment that for the first time in her adult life she was proud of the United States.

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Runner-Up Labeled “American Idol” Audition As “Kryptonite”

Blake Lewis, which hinted something similar to Simon Cowell, apparently feels that audition episode broadcasts of “American Idol” could be considered torture.

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