"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul, in Las Vegas with her co-judges, was named woman of the year by the Nevada Ballet Theater.

During her acceptance speech she tried a little humor on for size, poking fun at her odd pre-"Idol" interview with a Seattle TV station earlier in January. She warned about giving a swivel chair to someone who is hyperactive because, she said, "I will spin and spin and spin," People reported.

Fellow judges Randy Johnson and Simon Cowell and "Idol" host Ryan Secrest didn't escape, either.

"These three brothers are the best thing a girl can hope for," she said Saturday. "Just ask my therapist."

It wouldn't be an "American Idol" experience without a performance. Chris Daughtry, whose debut album reached No. 1 after several weeks on the charts, serenaded his former judge with two songs.