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Tina Fey Calls Paula Abdul On "SNL" A Disaster

Tina Fey has no kind words for "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul. She tells the January issue of Playboy that Abdul was a "disaster" when she appeared on "Saturday Night Live.' How so?

"In the ways she generally appears to be," Fey says. "It was an 'American Idol' sketch, and she wanted to change parts. So Amy Poehler had to play her."

Fey goes on, "A year later I saw her on a flight. We both looked at each other like, 'Do I know that girl?' And then we both had the same moment of recognition, and she was like 'uuuggh.' I saw it register on her face that she had had a terrible time with us."

Fey says Abdul's appearance "was awful."

"I was pregnant at the time and probably a little moody, but I remember thinking, 'She's a disaster! I gotta prop this lady up and get her on TV.' "