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‘Dancing’ pro doesn’t want Abdul on the panel

“Dancing With the Stars” seems willing to open the stage door to Paula Abdul, but there could be a behind-the-scenes battle if the ex-“American Idol” judge accepts an offer from the show.
/ Source: msnbc.com contributor

“Dancing With the Stars” seems willing to open the stage door to Paula Abdul, but there could be a behind-the-scenes battle if the ex-“American Idol” judge accepts an offer from the show.

While ABC head honcho Stephen McPherson recently boasted, "We would love to have (Abdul) on 'Dancing,' as a contestant, a participant or a judge,” at least one ballroom professional doesn’t share that last sentiment.

“I think we're good with our judges,” Mark Ballas told E! News. In fact, there’s only one Abdul appearance Ballas would support.

“I think she should be on the show as a competitor,” he said. “She can't be a professional because she's not a ballroom or a Latin dancer. She'd be great as a competitor.”

So far no one seems to have suggested the obvious “Dancing” role for Abdul — a near seamless replacement for Tom Bergeron’s scatterbrained co-host Samantha Harris.

‘Real Housewife’ can’t stand Paltrow“Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel doesn’t save all her tough talk for reality TV cronies. In an interview with the New York Daily News, the outspoken chef let loose on her least favorite celebrity cook.

“I'd rather staple my eyelids shut than watch Gwyneth (Paltrow) cook,” Frankel admitted. “Gwyneth is afraid to (reveal) who she really is — she's so manhandled by publicists and managers. Her show would be way too boring to watch.”

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Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.