Paula Abdul: “I’ve never been drunk in my life”

A year later, Paula Abdul comments about her bizarre behavior during pretty much the entire season (examples: one, two, three, four).

She tells Entertainment Weekly that she was not, in fact, intoxicated. Instead, it was simple misunderstanding. “Last year, when no one understood what I was saying, and even though I’ve never been drunk in my life, I’m accused of filling my Coca-Cola cup with alcohol. Yeah, that was really fun for me,” she said.

Of course, most of those accusations came live from host Ryan Seacrest. On a semi-related note, Simon Cowell says Paula is “the only one who’s emotionally involved,” and he says, “What I love about Paula is she’s a genuine fan.” Who loves to tailgate before the game.

All the Right Grooves [Entertainment Weekly]

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