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Paula is generally sweet and a really hard worker. She treats her staff well, though she does criticize their work when it's done poorly. Some of her woes seem terribly shallow. She occasionally makes fun of others. Her maid, who has a thick Spanish accent, picks up Paula's dogs' poop.
Violence & Scariness
Some arguing, emotional outbursts, sharp criticisms.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some revealing clothing.
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Fairly frequent use of words like "ass," "hell," and "screwed," with an occasional bleeped "bulls--t."
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Products & Purchases
Some brand names are mentioned. Paula lives a very comfortable lifestyle. Plus, she's creating and selling her own brand of jewelry on QVC, and there are many references to American Idol.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Paula is shown drinking socially (wine), and she sometimes acts in a way that many associate with -- and some have publicly alleged is the result of -- intoxication. She insists she's an insomniac and overtired.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality show follows the hectic life of American Idol judge Paula Abdul. While most of the material is fairly benign, viewers will see her curse rather frequently ("bulls--t" is bleeped; words like "ass" aren't) and make fun of other celebrities on occasion. When her life gets too stressful, Paula can get very emotional; expect to see her cry and yell in reaction.
Is It Any Good?
The Paula revealed here isn't much different from the one we already know, though the glimpse into her busy schedule offers some insight into her sometimes-delirious behavior. And it's fun, in a voyeuristic way, to see her get pissy sometimes, too. (Seeing the less-than-glamorous side of celebrity might be a good eye-opener for star-struck younger viewers.) Ultimately, this is pure, unadulterated, guilty-pleasure fluff -- fun fluff, perhaps, but after watching you might wonder what else you could have done with the 30 minutes of your life you'll never get back.
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