So what happened to get Abdul so worked up? Well, to put it frankly, Kimmel was kind of... provocative. First he throws out a question for everyone save Simon: “Do you guys feel like you ganged up on Simon’s contestants specifically because you want to win this competition?” All three immediately demur, with Nicole Scherzinger bearing an especially priceless “What could you talking about” face.
But then Kimmel journeys into pure rascal territory when he says, “Because Paula, yours deserved to go.” And as the icing on the cake, he bursts out laughing!
Well, that’s enough for Paula, who gets up and clicks her heels right to the other end of the stage. Fortunately for the show’s equilibrium, though, Simon does manage to cajole the slighted Paula back to the stage — and eventually, into his lap. Maybe it’s time for a second look at those prurient Paula-Simon rumors...
So what do you think? Was Kimmel out of line here, or should he have gone further and said that Paula herself “deserves to go”?