Paula Abdul performed onstage dressed as Ellen DeGeneres during the 2009 VH1 Divas at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York on Thursday.
After a whirlwind of rumored shows and negotiations left and right about another gig, Paula Abdul had some fun Thursday night at VH1’s “Divas Live” when she took the stage dressed as her replacement on “American Idol.”
She opened the show saying, “I’m Paula Abdul, and this is not ‘American Idol!’ and asked the crowd “Why are you all staring at me? Can’t a girl try out for a new job?” Abdul was dressed as Ellen DeGeneres in a short blonde wig and black pant suit. Funny thing about it is, not only did Paula dress like DeGeneres, she also took the stage doing an Ellen-style dance as she made her way to a chair that looked like Ellen’s talk show set.
Of course, Paula seemed to have nothing against Ellen as she explained, “All kidding aside. [I have] nothing but love for Ellen, and I wish you the best of luck and congratulations on your new gig. And call me! You gotta call me if you have any Simon problems, ’cause you know, I know him best.”