Not Simon's Fault

Life on American Idol has been downright off-key lately. First, an onscreen phone-number foul-up forced Fox to give viewers a second chance to vote. Then Idol judge Paula Abdul was fined and placed on probation for a hit-and-run accident (no one was injured) that happened on a California freeway last December. The good news is that Idol is TV's top-rated show, drawing more than 25 million viewers a pop. Maybe Miss Rush, Rush can spring for a limo.

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