Abdul Sued Over Reality Show Idea
American Idol's Paula Abdul is facing a breach of contract suit for her upcoming reality show, titled Hey Paula! The lawsuit charges the American Idol judge and business partner David Russo of cutting a deal with Bravo for the arranged series while leaving out the production company that allegedly conceptualized and developed the idea.
The court case was filed on February 1, 2007 in Los Angeles, California by Pilgrim Films and Television, a company that produces shows like American Chopper and Dirty Jobs. Pilgrim claims they have spent more than two years working with Abdul and Russo on the reality series, and is asking for unnamed damages and restriction against further "misappropriation, exploitation and use of Hey Paula."

The concept Pilgrim Films and Television cooked up with Abdul was supposedly a reality show that centers on the whacky and chaotic activities of Abdul and subsequently claimed the name “Hey Paula”. Moreover, the complainant asserts that Abdul secretly went to other producers and networks, and landed a deal with Bravo. Bravo has since publicized Hey Paula! which centers on Abdul’s professional and personal life.

Moreover, the lawsuit also mentioned some callous words describing how Abdul gained much attention for incidents in her personal life like failed marriages and rumors of having a romantic relationship with an American Idol contestant.

Abdul told TMZ.com, "While I'm not going to respond to this baseless lawsuit, I will say that Hey Paula is based upon my life and my ideas. Last I heard, I still own my own life."

Source: E! Online

-Kris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist