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I know, I know, it’s hard to get excited about a Ryan Seacrest-Paula Abdul feud, especially one so meta that the principals can’t even agree on whether they’re feuding. But I’m still hoping it escalates (maybe he’ll make her cry, like she did on last night’s show; maybe she’ll continue to hammer at his hard-to-swallow PDA photo ops with the likes of Teri Hatcher) because this little schadenfreude party is doing the one thing that Seacrest’s increasing media ubiquity over the past few years has not done: It’s threatening to make him interesting. Now if we can just get him to feud with Randy, too…

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