Paula Abdul awarded the Black Eyed Peas with Best Pop/Rock Group. Afterward, she came backstage to talk to me and the other reporters about what it was like to see her former Idols go on to such success during the evening. "I always say it's like a proud relative. It's amazing to be able to see them have their moment on stage. When I was the first presenter, I saw Carrie Underwood, and I saw Adam Lambert sitting out there. And as I came backstage, I saw Daughtry getting ready to go out there, and I was trying to make my way through the last photo tent and I was watching Kelly Clarkson. . . . It makes me very proud to have been part of something that's so phenomenal."
Oh, and as for those So You Think You Can Dance rumors? She's still keeping mum, saying, "You never know, I’ve been known to stop by. I am a big supporter of the show."