The former "X-Factor" and "American Idol" judge through the years.

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Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul on the set of "American Idol" in 2008.

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"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul arrives at a promotional event in New York. (Aug. 26, 2008)

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"American Idol" finalists David Cook, left, and David Archuleta pose with judge Paula Abdul at the show's finale in Los Angeles, Calif. (May 21, 2008)

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Paula Abdul in the 2007 Bravo series "Hey Paula."

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Judges Randy Jackson, left, Paula Abdul, center, host Ryan Seacrest and judge Simon Cowell, left, during the "American Idol" finale in Los Angeles. (May 25, 2005)

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Judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell at the "American Idol" finale in Hollywood, Calif. (May 26, 2004)

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"American Idol" judges, from left, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell arrive at the FOX network's 2004-2005 prime-time season unveiling in New York. (May 20, 2004)

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"American Idol" judges Simon Cowell, left, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson compare notes at the show'sHollywood auditions.

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