In an interview with Nightline’s Cynthia McFadden, Paula Abdul claims she’s never been drunk, has never abused prescription medication and is not feuding with fellow American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. When asked why she always acts like she’s drunk or on drugs during her reality show and AI, she says that’s just how she is.
“No, no, no, no, no. Will not take those drugs,” she said referring to prescription pain medications. “And you can check my medical records there is nothing like that. I was never on Oxycontin or Vicadin or anything like that. I was on nerve medicine and anti-inflammatories.”
McFadden asked about her behavior on her 2007 Bravo reality show, “Hey Paula,” saying, “There are so many times where you don’t look like you are really there. You’re eyes are closing, you’re head is falling back.”
“Because I’m falling asleep and a camera is on me,” Abdul explained. “I don’t have anything that is shameful. I don’t have anything to be embarrassed about that was not accurate documentation of my life.”
Right. Because Bravo just loves filming people dozing off. I assume Bravo isn’t a stalker so it’s safe to say they weren’t filming her tucked away in bed. More like she was falling asleep during meetings, lunch and walking. Normal people don’t do that. Normal people on drugs, maybe. Look, no one cares if she gets drunk before every show. Anyone would if they had to sit through those two hours of boredom. But don’t deny it. It’s okay for her to admit she’s loopy because she’s intoxicated. It would actually be comforting to know that she wasn’t actually crazy and could one day get stabby on everyone with a knife.