The former "X-Factor" and "American Idol
" judge through the years.
Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul on the set of "American Idol" in 2008.
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul arrives at a promotional event in New York. (Aug. 26, 2008)
"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)
Paula Abdul in the 2007 Bravo series "Hey Paula."
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)
Judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell at the "American Idol" finale in Hollywood, Calif. (May 26, 2004)
"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)
"American Idol" judges Simon Cowell, left, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson compare notes at the show'sHollywood auditions.