Tina Fey has came out and said Paula Abdul, “was awful” while hosting SNL in 2005. “I was pregnant [with daughter Alice] at the time and probably a little moody, but I remember thinking, ‘She’s a disaster! I gotta prop this lady up and get her on TV,'” Fey dished.
She said Abdul was “disastrous … in the way she generally appears to be. “It was an American Idol sketch, and she wanted to change parts. So Amy Poehler had to play her.”
A year later, Fey recalled seeing Abdul on a flight. “We both looked at each other like, ‘Do I know that girl?'” she said. “And then we both had that moment of recognition, and she was like, ‘uuuggh.’ I saw it register on her face that she had had a terrible time with us.”