Published October 14, 2009
LOS ANGELES – Sleep Eating Disorder? Paula Abdul Says Kara DioGuardi Raided Her Fridge While Asleep | Tracy Anderson: Madonna Didn’t Dump Me! | Bai Ling Lies to Michael Bolton | Pop Tarts Scene & Herd
Kara DioGuardi has become a household name since becoming the fourth judge on "American Idol" last year, but her former co-star Paula Abdul wants us all to remember one thing - she was the one who discovered the songwriter-turned-reality star ten years ago. But having lived with DioGuardi, Abdul also discovered the musician suffered from an interesting eating issue.
"I literally discovered Kara and believed in her, we had lunch together and I told her that if she wants to give two weeks notice, I would move a stranger into my own home. She lived with me and we became the best roommates, we never fought, except she would sleep walk and eat," Abdul told Tarts after announcing the AMA nominations on Tuesday morning. "I'd wake up in the morning and I thought ‘did my dog do this?’ There was food on the ground. ‘What the heck?’ I thought. But she would have no recollection that she did it."
And it seemed this was quite a topic of conversation among their friendship circle.
"The proof is in the pudding, one of her best friends said ‘oh you think you had it bad? She ate mine and my husband’s first anniversary wedding cake... in her sleep.’ So I didn’t feel so bad," Abdul continued.
Last year DioGuardi admitted to having suffered a binge eating disorder in her younger years and acquired professional help in a treatment facility. The judge also told Extra that she would get up in the middle of the night and attempt to drown out her emotions by stuffing down food.
But back to ‘American Idol’ - Miss Abdul also sounded off on the fact that so many seem to think she and DioGuardi were jealous of one another and clashed as a result.
"It was just ridiculous, no one ever seemed to pit the guys against each other and there is definite jealousy that goes on with the guys," she divulged. "We are strong women and she was my roommate, so it is absolutely ridiculous. It's the men who are jealous; pit the men against each other."
And although Abdul still plans on watching the hit FOX show and believes her replacement Ellen DeGeneres will be "fantastic," her nights in front of the flat screen won’t be without a pang of sadness.
"I feel tremendously blessed to be part of history making with that show and the fact that I was so there for the contestants. I felt like I was a mamma-bear to cubs and I was there to protect them. I'll miss that but I'll be rooting on everyone," Abdul added. "I've talked to Simon. He misses me, and I know it. I talk to him a lot; he says he loves me and that is really disturbing to me."
The blogosphere has been abuzz with reports that Madonna’s long-time trainer Tracy Anderson gave her marching orders, however a rep for the fitness guru told Tarts that the relationship ended on good terms.
"It is true that Tracy is no longer traveling with, living with and training Madonna - but it is not true that Madonna fired her and it is not true that Tracy didn't finish the tour," a rep said. "Madonna did not leave Tracy and Tracy did not leave Madonna. They came to a mutual agreement after three-and-a-half great years of working together. It is in fact a very positive, exciting and happy time for Tracy and her company and her clients."
Pop Tarts actually caught up with Anderson at Nintendo’s Wii Fit Plus launch in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago after she returned from Brazil with the pop queen, and Anderson dished on Madge’s workout routine.
"She is like a professional athlete, (her regime) doesn’t apply to the general public," Anderson said at the launch. "She doesn’t run. It’s an intense workout. When we were on tour: two hours a day, dance aerobics for an hour and muscular structure for an hour."
"Gwyneth does the work consistently, she’s a mum and career woman and still gets her workouts in. She only does my method. That is it. There is no running. There is no random exercise. I advise against running. No spin classes. You can’t use your muscles over and over - it creates a bulky thick figure. You want long and lean and your muscular structure more balanced," Anderson said. "Gwyneth is amazing cook so she can enjoy family and friends and food and not be a slave to exercise all the time."
But what goes between the lips of these A-list hotties?
"If you have weight to lose cut out wheat and dairy, processed foods and carbs," Anderson advised. "For breakfast I’m a huge fan of ‘think thin’ bars. I think they are the best protein bar on the market. It is good because it has good carbs that won’t make you feel bloated. Or a hard-boiled egg."
For lunch, Anderson suggests steamed chicken breast, chopped kale and spinach (have as much volume as you want, but clean) and dinner should be fish and asparagus.
"Don’t deprive yourself of chocolate - have a few scoops of sorbet. I am a chocolate freak so let’s just be real," Anderson added. "We’re women and we crave certain things. Understand that even if its tough, get your workout out of the way, and get your body in a certain zone."
Nobody quite knows what Bai Ling is famous for (other then a few small movie roles) however the odd actress seems to crash almost every Hollywood party and Sunday night’s Alfred E. Mann Foundation Gala was no exception.
We’re told Ling (who Pop Tarts spies spotted on a romantic date with Lionel Richie earlier this year) made Michael Bolton uncomfortable by having him pose with her for repeated photos on her personal camera and gushed that she was "a huge fan."
But moments earlier, Ling asked a female friend "who is that?" while motioning to the pop prince. Busted.
Steven Spielberg dining with his wife and kids at the table next to Barry Sonnenfeld and his wife and daughter at Nick & Toni's in East Hampton last Wednesday.
"DWTS" starlet Karina Smirnoff donning Under Armour while working up a sweat in L.A. on Friday.
Mario Lopez celebrating his 36th Birthday Sin City style with a bash at The Bank Nightclub on Friday where Aubrey O'Day was on-hand to present the former teen star with a birthday cake featuring pics of his "Saved By the Bell" co-stars.
Kelly Osbourne chatting with driver Kenny Wallace in the garage area prior to start of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Copart 300 at the Auto Club Speedway on Saturday while John C. Reilly hung with driver Carl Edwards in front of his hauler before the start of the race.
Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker decorating CRUMBS cupcakes with his two kids at Tony Hawk's Stand Up for Skate parks event in Beverly Hills on Saturday before jumping onstage and giving a live performance with his band.
Andy Dick RSVPing on Saturday night to Ed Forchion's Hollywood Hills Hemp Mansion Party to promote the legalization of medical marijuana, in anticipation of Cypress Hill's Smokeout Festival. An "A list" Laker apparently also showed up in his Bentley, but was turned away because he didn't take the shuttle like everyone else ... Maybe that's because he was 5'11?
Sophia Bush arriving at the Art of Elysium Genesis Event with boyfriend (and One Tree Hill co-star) Austin Nichols, and looked stunning in a skin-tight Herve Leger dress. While "expecting" star Jenna Elfman chatting excitedly inside with gal pal Bonnie Somerville and Emile Hirsch sipped Death & Co cocktails with girlfriend Brianna Domont.
Eddie Cibrian enjoying a few drinks at the bar at N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday night.
Mariah Carey showing off her sexy curves and astonishing voice for her final performance in a set of four sold out shows at The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday night. She later celebrated her hubby Nick Cannon's 29th Birthday at The Bank where he was presented with a cake in the shape of DJ turntables.
Audrina Patridge waving the green flag prior to start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi 500 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Sunday. Meanwhile, Kelsey Grammer served as Grand Marshal after visiting the hauler of #83 Red Bull Toyota driver Brian Vickers and Christian Slater went behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2010 Chevy Camaro Pace Car.
Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas challenging local fans to game of kickball on Sunday in Connecticut. The three brothers showed off their athletic side to hundreds of screaming fans while competing in the "Kick for Change" charity kickball game which was held to promote giving back within the community and to raise awareness for the boys’ Change for the Children Foundation.
Hayden Panettiere, Lauren Conrad, Sophia Bush, Selena Gomez, Pamela Anderson, Kelly Osbourne, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Lowndes, Zachary Quinto, Katie Cassidy, Jennifer Stone and Brody Jenner picking up freebies at EXPRESS's Hollywood Life’s 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards on Sunday night.
Billy Joel at Prime in Huntington, N.Y., on Sunday night where he dined with two buddies taking in a Caesar salad with vinaigrette, a 38-ounce rare rib-eye steak and the Huntington Harbor view.
Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell wearing a Colts Jersey guest hosting WWE Monday night RAW from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, fellow co-host Maria Menounos actually got in the ring and mixed it up in a six Diva tag match tossing one of the Divas aside and winning the match.