Paula Abdul, Reese Witherspoon
Credit: Reese itherspoon: Suzanne Tenner; Chewbacca: © & TM Lucasfilm, Ltd.

When PopWatch posted a screen-grab yesterday of Paula Abdul’s controversial new ‘do (at left) and asked what popular movie character it reminded you of, I figured everybody would be on the same page: The American Idol judge was getting in touch with her inner Chewbacca (center) during her latest salon session, right? Then again, maybe not: While many of you did see a resemblance to Star Wars‘ beloved Wookiee, others identified more surprising sources of inspiration: Reese Witherspoon’s turn as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line (at right), Lord of the RingsLegolas, and even John Travolta’s Terl from Battlefield Earth. Still, seeing as Paula was already back to a more traditional ‘do during Wednesday night’s Idol episode, the question remains: Will she go all Eddie Munster on us before the season ends? And more importantly, should she?

addCredit(“Reese Witherspoon: Suzanne Tenner; Chewbacca: Lucasfilm, Ltd.”)