After her initial period of success, Abdul suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life.
"I mean, the truth was, on the first two seasons, we couldn't travel on the same plane together.Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart.She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography". We do fancy each other." But Simon says he would never cross the boundaries of their professional relationship because he wouldn't want to talk to Paula the next day. I couldn't bear the conversation the following morning." Meanwhile, Simon has admitted he hates judging 'American Idol' - but tolerates it because it makes good money.judges panel in season one, she had no idea what to expect, least of all that the show would be a ratings juggernaut (averaging 35 million viewers during its season-five height, according to Nielsen) and that the program, along with her snippy tablemate Simon Cowell and the jovial Randy Jackson, would become instant pop culture phenomena.