‘American Idol’ sticks with Abdul

LOS ANGELES: American Idol broadcaster Fox has found no evidence that judge and former pop star Paula Abdul privately coached one of the talent show’s contestants. Corey Clark, 25, alleged that Abdul trained him while the pair were conducting a secret affair. A Fox investigation concluded that Abdul had not given him any special help with his songs or performance. Abdul, who denied having a relationship with Mr Clark, said she was “grateful this ordeal is over”.