Abdul and Dante an Item -- Again

4/13/2006 2:24 PM PDT

Abdul and Dante an Item -- Again

April 13, 2006 1:40PM ET

'American Idol' Judge Paula Abdul has given her once hot and heavy love interest actor Tony Schiena the boot. Sources tell TMZ that ever since her ex-boyfriend, Dante Spencer, came to her rescue after she was allegedly assaulted at a party last week, the two are "stuck like glue." Spencer suffered a cut above his eye during the scuffle and needed stitches to close the wound.

Spencer has been at Abdul's side non-stop since the incident. He's been hanging out in Abdul's dressing room on the 'Idol' set and in the greenroom during tapings.

As for the alleged assault, the LAPD is conducting an investigation. Paula claims her former agent knocked her down to the ground, rendering her unconscious. The New York Post reported Thursday that Abdul concocted the assault claim after being ejected from a club.

Abdul's lawyer, Marty Singer, called the Post report "a complete lie" and added that witnesses have already corroborated Abdul's story.