'American Idol' apologizes for beating up on rejected Louisville contestant When one contestant, who had miserably failed to get the Golden Ticket to Hollywood, bid goodbye to the judges by saying Take care and be careful, Paula took it as a threat. You dont say that to people, Be careful, Abdul scolded. Turns out its a regional parting expression. And so, Idol producers apologized. Poor Paula just can't catch a break.
Michael Becker, FOX
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