Paula Abdul and Kara Dioguardi are former roommates.
We wonder how the new judge and popular songwriter would react, though, if she heard Abdul essentially taking credit for her career.
Here's what Paula said to OK! about the new addition to American Idol:
"Kara and I are good friends.... I started the whole evolution of what her career's become, because I found her on the streets of New York. She was an aspiring song writer, and I said, 'are you good?', and she said, 'yeah' and I heard her demos and I convinced her to quit her job and move to LA in my house."