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Fox: Paula Had Technical Difficulty

1/15/2007 7:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Paula AbdulBy now you've seen the video of Paula Abdul's wacky appearance on a Seattle morning news show (click here if you haven't), where she was promoting tomorrow's premiere of "American Idol." Paula's reps chalked up her odd behavior to "technical problems." Now Fox has issued a statement standing behind their Laker girl.

"All of us at Fox have tremendous respect and admiration for Paula Abdul," the statement reads. "She is a consummate professional who always gives 100% to everything she does. Last week, during a satellite press tour there were intermittent technical difficulties, including severe audio issues in which multiple stations were speaking to her at once.

"Rather than getting angry about these difficulties, or stopping the tour, Paula forged ahead and decided to have fun with the increasingly challenging situation. Unfortunately, because reporters and viewers were unaware of the situation, her humor was misconstrued."

Suuuuuuuure.

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Jeannie    

The only technical difficulty Paula had was herself!

2837 days ago
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leftabadtasteinmymouth    

She looked drunk! But isn't she anyways?

2837 days ago
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Brother Harold, S.J.    

Seems like she was potted to the gills.

2837 days ago
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hmmmm    

No way are we buying it. She was on something. Her lips seemed numb like she couldn't feel them, she bobbed around, practically laid her head down on her shoulder during the interview. We are not buying it! I will always know that Pauls was on something in that interview. We're lucky to get her sober for AI.

2837 days ago
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Ida Clair    

Technically speaking, she was drunk.

2837 days ago
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Karin Magno    

How stupid does Fox think the public is? She was plowed - so what? It's not THAT big a deal! Danny DeVito got away with it, why can't Paula? We're more forgiving than they may think....

2837 days ago
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Rah-Rah    

She's definitely under the influence!

2837 days ago
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Maria    

Oh puleeeze!!!! When are Fox and her stupid publicist going to stop defending her and making excuses for her? There were no "technical difficulties." Maybe "Tequila difficulties," but nothing that the TV stations or reporters could be faulted on.

2837 days ago
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Wicked    

Paula was drunk, but today on Regis and Kelly's show...she may not have been drunk but she was figity and overly aware of herself. Something is up with this chick. And she is sooooo in love with Simon it makes me sick. Disrespectful to Terry Seymour too. Simon is like a dwarfed kid that never grew up mentally or physically.

2837 days ago
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celebs sux    

Fox News. Drunk and Imbalanced.

2837 days ago
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Lenn K    

This is sheep shit and your know it. Tell us anything, just don't lie your like a rug. Integrity is never been apart of the media and Hollyweird, we know what we saw and technical Difficulty was not that. Paula was either drunk or had taken some pill and was hammered out of her mind. STOP THE DAMN LYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2837 days ago
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richard    

Why don't these people just tell the thruth? You gotta be drunk to be on American Idol.

Shes just like Danny Divito, a big fat liar.

2837 days ago
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Wicked    

correction: not Simon...I meant Paula is like a dwarfed child that never grew up mentally or physically.

p.s. and you people need to stop picking on me.

2837 days ago
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Wicked    

wise old owl..you are a loser

2837 days ago
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d-man    

If it were not for American Idol....this C88T would be on the Dipshit List

2837 days ago
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