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Did Paula Abdul get hotel workers fired?

Did Paula Abdul get two hotel workers fired when they were trying to be helpful?
Paula Abdul arrives at the World Music Awards on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Paula Abdul arrives at the World Music Awards on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Chris Pizzello / AP
/ Source: msnbc.com

Did Paula Abdul get two hotel workers fired when they were trying to be helpful?

That’s what they’re telling a Las Vegas newspaper. Carol Good and Damon Rosa were working the overnight shift on Jan. 2 at the Silverton hotel and casino in Las Vegas when Paula Abdul called the front desk at about 6 a.m., wanting to change a 7:40 a.m. flight, they say.

Good adds that although her shift was ending, she stayed to help Rosa because of the New Year’s rush of guests checking out. “I stayed over and printed out the flight schedules,” Good told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I then took the flight schedules to [Rosa].”

As she was about to call Abdul, the phone rang and it was the “American Idol” hostess who “went off on me,” Good told the paper, adding that Abdul said all the flights were booked and she blamed the workers for making her miss her plane. The pair was suspended on Jan. 5 and fired Jan. 6.

A Silverton rep didn’t respond to the story and Abdul’s lawyer didn’t respond by deadline.

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“Is it really?” Cruise asks.

“And they will take advantage of you for like $15.00,” DeGeneres adds.

“Can we negotiate?” the mega star inquires.

“Oh,” replies Degeneres. “I’ll do it for less.”

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