Seacrest Admits Feud With Paula Abdul
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has downplayed his onscreen feud with
Simon Cowell, insisting his real nemesis is Paula Abdul.
The US TV star admits relations on the hit talent show are
"icy", with the former pop star even refusing to speak to him
when the cameras stop rolling.
Seacrest says, "It's awkward. I don't know what the deal is. It's
very awkward. You know, I walked past her dressing room the other day and
there was a group of people gathered in front of the door, so I can't even
talk to her.
"Simon and I go back and forth with each other, but it's in a
Difficulties began when Seacrest appeared on US TV show The Tonight
Show With Jay Leno (30MAR06) and intimated Abdul was a heavy drinker,
saying, "Hey look, I don't look in their cups to see what's sitting
before them on that table. But at times I feel like we have reeled her
And when Abdul appeared on the same show earlier this month (10APR06),
she hit back, sniping about his rumored romance with Desperate
Housewives star Teri
Hatcher: "He only kisses the mirror, and honestly, do you think
Teri Hatcher is that desperate of a housewife?"