Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell are so worried about being attacked on their hit show American Idol, contestants are required to pass through metal detectors before auditions.

Abdul and sharp-tongued Cowell, who serve as judges on the show alongside Randy Jackson, also have the added comfort of burly security men guarding them in the audition rooms as they dish out their often harsh critiques.

Former pop pin-up Abdul says, "Do you think that I wanna get shot? We have security in the room that are standing by. Sometimes, when we don't even think that they may be a little harmful, (the security men) are kinda edging towards getting the kids out the door before we can even (dismiss them)."

02/02/2005 02:33