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Stars' Most Regrettable Moments

Paula Abdul's Idol blunder, Nikki Blonsky's airport brawl, Miss USA's tumble – it's all the "oops!" and blunders we just can't forget. By Aaron Parsley


American Idol's top 5 contestant Jason Castro had performed the first of two songs during a Neil Diamond-themed episode in April when Paula Abdul told him, "The second song, I felt like your usual charm was missing for me. It kind of left me a little empty and the two songs made me feel like you're not fighting hard enough to get into the top four." Oops! Later, she called the gaffe "an honest mistake."