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Paula Abdul Dishes on Her Relationship With Simon Cowell: 'It's an Acquired Experience'

When singer-choreographer Paula Abdul first joined the 'American Idol' judges panel in season one, she had no idea what to expect, least of all that the show would be a ratings juggernaut (averaging 35 million viewers during its season-five height, according to Nielsen) and that the program, along with her snippy tablemate Simon Cowell and the jovial Randy Jackson, would become instant pop culture phenomena.