American Idol judge gives contestant a dog

Scott Macintyre and Paula AbdulAmerican Idol contestant Scott MacIntyre, who was voted off the show several weeks ago, told Access Hollywood that after his last show, Paula Abdul took him aside and told him: “I have a wonderful surprise for you in a couple of weeks.” MacIntyre, who’s visually challenged, found out what his surprise was on Friday — a guide dog from Guide Dogs of America. Scott took walks with two of the organization’s Labrador retrievers on Friday, but as Paula explained during a press conference, Scott will first need to go through a 28-day training process before finding a dog that’s perfect for him. He’s currently preparing for the American Idol tour, so after it ends on September 15, he’ll enter the program and will be matched up with a dog. Paula joked, “We have to find a dog who really likes loud music and big audiences.”

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  1. sheila • May 12, 2009 @ 2:02 PM

    so awesome….very thoughtful of Paula….and soooooo nice for Scott….sheila

  2. tributegirl • May 13, 2009 @ 10:37 AM

    Very nice, Paula!

  3. Mary • May 14, 2009 @ 4:17 PM

    Now maybe they will stop making fun of her in some of the tabloids. What a great performance coming from her on the Idol show. Paula still has it.

  4. Nancy • May 14, 2009 @ 4:30 PM

    This was a very nice gesture from Paula but in my opinion Mary, Paula never “had it” to begin with.

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