Paula Abdul says she’s not on drugs, sort of; Anwar Robinson goes home.

Paula Abdul says she’s not on drugs, sort of; Anwar Robinson goes home.
Last night, Anwar Robinson became the sixth American Idol 4 finalist to go home, leaving six contestants left. After Ryan Seacrest split the contestants into two groups, he told Bo Bice that Bo was safe, and told him to join the group he thought was the safe one. But Bo refused to be screwed with by Ryan and the sadistic producers, and stood between the two groups. Scott Savol and Anthony Fedorov were the other members of the bottom three.

In this week’s People magazine, judge Paula Abdul addresses rumors that she’s been tripped out of her mind. And as mindless and inane as her comments actually are, they’re delivered completely sober. She tells People, “Drugs? I’m not addicted to pills of any kind.” In Paula World, “no drugs at all” means one, as she then admits to taking “an anti-inflammatory drug normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis,” USA TODAY reports. Paula says, “Enbrel is all I take. Nothing else. I get a shot once a week … I give it to myself.” So why is she going public to tell everyone that she’s injecting nothing one substance? According to the New York Post’s account of People’s article, she says, “I started to read the [show’s] message boards and saw one of them had to do with me seeming weird. One said I was on drugs. Another described me as acting like I was spaced out. It was so hideous and mean.” Tonight, she’ll tell Entertainment Tonight, “It was getting ugly with the lies people were saying. It was time to set the record straight. I want America to know that I have never been addicted to anything, no chemical dependency, nothing for recreational purposes.”

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