Tidbits: "Success is the Best Revenge" for Abdul

Other Tidbits: Aniston gives relationship advice and J-Lo's crazy vacay

By By Ree Hines
|  Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009  |  Updated 12:00 AM EDT
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Paula Abdul reportedly wants to get her revenge on "Idol" by rocking them in the ratings.

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If the show must go on without her, ex-“American Idol” judge Paula Abdul plans to have revenge in the form of a hit show of her own.

A report published in the National Enquirer reveals Abdul has big ambitions for an upcoming Las Vegas revue. In fact, the singer-dancer-choreographer is said to have her sights set on nothing less than a stage-to-small screen sensation.

“Paula believes she's got the draw of a Cher or Bette Midler, and she's determined to rub the noses of the ‘Idol’ bosses in her success,” an insider told the magazine. "It's not just about the money. Her new mantra is success is the best revenge.”

And should that success outshine a certain televised talent show, all the better.

“If this thing takes off, Paula wants to spin off a TV version,” the source said. “Her fantasy is to go up in the same time slot as ‘American Idol’ — and to destroy them.”

That’s some fantasy. Abdul’s last solo show, “Hey Paula,” didn’t even destroy the cable TV competition.

Jennifer Aniston gives relationship advice
Sure, a few headline-grabbing breakups earned her a reputation as Hollywood’s lovelorn singleton, but that doesn’t mean Jennifer Aniston isn’t an expert when it comes to relationships. In a new interview with Australia’s Harper’s Bazaar, the actress shared her tips and tricks for making love last.

“I think a good relationship is about collaboration,” the “He’s Just Not That Into You” star said. “That’s the way to go in a relationship. I think you just need to talk to each other. Say what you need. Say what you want. That way it’s not threatening. You just need to say, ‘This is important to me.’ Don’t expect your mate to read your mind.”

According to Aniston’s, women in particular need to watch out. Rather than revealing their desires, they tend to risk their romances by filling them all themselves.

“I think that’s because it’s just instinctual as a woman to be the caretaker of your home,” Aniston said. “Women complain that men don’t do enough, but it’s your own fault. You train your man to do nothing. You can’t blame someone for not knowing what his or her job should be if you don’t ask for it right off the bat.”

For those who just can’t seem to make it work no matter how much of her advice they follow, the former “Friend” recommends learning from lost loves.

“You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended,” Aniston told the magazine. “You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.”

Sounds like the sort of lesson one learns after breaking up with John Mayer — the second time.

 

Dish on the fly
A set of his and her entourages divided a Mediterranean vacation meant to bring Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony closer together. “First of all, the purpose of this vacation was to celebrate Jenny’s completion of her movie ‘The Back-Up Plan,’ which basically took her away from Marc and twins Max and Emme for almost five months,” a source revealed to Now magazine. “But when she was planning the trip she wanted to bring along a bunch of her friends and even her make-up artist. Marc didn’t want to fight, so he agreed to that and brought three of his own buddies.” All of which led to separate sessions of sun and fun. “It meant they had hardly any time alone and the two entourages barely mixed at all,” the insider added. … Thanks to past peer problems, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart was all too happy to switch to home-school when her career called for it. “I was glad to leave school,” the 19-year-old recalled in a quote published to Showbiz Spy. “I couldn’t relate to kids my own age. They are mean and don’t give you any chance.” … What do you give the heiress who has everything? More. According to Radar Online, Paris Hilton’s on-again beau Doug Reinhardt spent the weekend showering his gal pal with diamond encrusted baubles. “Doug told the (Cartier) salesman that money was no object,” an onlooker revealed. Of course, that depends on whose money he’s spending.

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.

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