Abdul: Straight Up On Simon Cowell

Grammy winner Paula Abdul had some unkind words for her fellow American Idol judge, the tart-tongued Simon Cowell.

She referred to Cowell as "someone very nasty who sits to my left" in an interview with The Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm.

When Storm asked about reports that Cowell has a secret crush on Abdul and drove her into therapy, she replied: "I don't know. He scares the living daylights out of me every time I see him! I don't know from minute to minute what's going to happen. I think by now I can tell by the look in his eyes if it's going to be one of those miserable days or a good day. Usually, it's -- lately, he's been OK. But there are times when I look and I run. I run for the hills!"

Some Facts About Paula Abdul

  • Abdul is one of few female artists to have a music career that encompasses worldwide album sales exceeding 40 million records.
  • Abdul has won a Grammy Award, seven MTV Awards, 3 American Music Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People¹s Choice Awards and two Kid's Choice Awards
  • She has a star on Hollywood Boulevard
  • She worked as a choreographer with Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, Luther Vandross, INXS, Heart and Prince
  • She got her first break as a Los Angeles Laker cheerleader