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What Was in Paula's Cup?

1/17/2007 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Did Paula Abdul have a few -- or several -- to help her get through the endless agony of listening to screeching "American Idol" contestants?

Last week, the "Idol" judge appeared on FOX stations to promote the show, and there was enough slurring, giggling, and wackiness to satisfy affiliates from Alabama to Washington; a condition Paula described as being in her "own little world." Then, last night on the season premiere of "Idol," we noticed that there was plenty of attention paid to Paula and her liquid consumption, and in one exchange with her colleagues, she conspicuously weaved to and fro.

So, was Paula in her own, booze-soaked "little world" again? You decide.

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pam    

Paula is being treated for a medical condition. Neurological medical condition. I also noticed last year that she was having odd behavior. Read up in People magazine about her condition. Larry King interview also.

2730 days ago
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karen tillman    

if i had to put up with all those crazy people
i would be loaded or drunk too
haha

k.t. from b.l.b.ala.

2730 days ago
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Judie Welch    

I didn't see any of the interviews Paula has given so I can't comment on that but I did watch every minute of AI and actually I never gave Paula a second look. What am I missing? I thought the show was such a scream; I didn't find Paula looking drunk . Are we just looking for things that are not there?

Judie

2730 days ago
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Rae    

Did anyone see her stoned on Regis and Kelly talking about staying up after the show and refusing to speak to anyone because she was voting, voting, voting!!

2730 days ago
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irene    

No-one has a right to redicule an illness/physical disability. That is groveling in the mud.
These people need to elevate their minds and get a life.
Irene

2730 days ago
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irene    

No-one has a right to redicule an illness/physical disability. That is groveling in the mud.
These people need to elevate their minds and get a life.
Irene

2730 days ago
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nicolette    

Who cares if she was drinking or not. I certainly wouldn't blame her if she was. And it's really none of our business.

2730 days ago
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Michelle    

Someone please explain to me why there's only an uproar when someone says a gay, jew, black comment on television and when we have celebrities on tv totally wasted, nobody makes a stink about it??? Just a few passing comments. Kate Moss was (or is) a coke head, and her career is better than ever! Paula Abdul is a total mess, and nobody seems to really mind her being on television like that, C'mon Simon, do something about this!!!!!

2730 days ago
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Debby    

Whether it is her physical problems or not, she should not be on the show if she is on something for the pain and in that kind of condition. It is disgusting watching her slurring and her glazed eyes. Quit making excuses for her behavior. She was disgusting acting and I say that it is time to replace her on the American Idol. The last few years she is always slapping Simon and rudely interrupting him when it is his turn to voice his opinion on a contestant.

2730 days ago
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irene    

No one has a right to redicule a physically challenged person. That is the lowest people can go.

2730 days ago
86.

NL    

Paula definitely has issues and needs to get help. She apparently doesn't watch herself on TV because if she did, I'm sure she'd be very embarrassed and see what the rest, who watch the show , are seeing...that of a drunk or someone "on a high". I'm willing to bet her talent has faded and if she were to audtion for A.I, her butt would be laughed off the stage by Simon et al. Wake up Paula, you're not only a poor role model but quickly becoming a has been...Soon to end up on the "What Ever Happened To?" TV program...........

2730 days ago
87.

Victoria    

Who Cares?!

2730 days ago
88.

irene    

No-one complains or trashes others with disabilities/ physically challenged so why pick on Paula. She is trying to continue her career as long as she is able.
Irene

2730 days ago
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donna findley    

personally, i think paula was great. i think she was just having a great time--not because she was high on something, but because she's probably tired and taking the time to enjoy herself. by the way, i thought that randy and simon were having a great time as well. anybody want to say that they were on something as well? jes, why are so many people judgemental?

2730 days ago
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Roy    

He who has not sinned,cast the first stone. All of us have done or been wrong in a situation,but we also like our own privacy. When we were caught we like anyone else wanted to deny or to the sympathy way out. Paula has medical issue with her brain,that was proven by her doctors. I know police officers and doctors and friends and family members,people from all walks of life with pill addiction as one would call it. If you live with chronic pain,unfortunatly sometimes to many meds does impair you. Do knock someone until you know the whole story. The press adds to every story everyday to have a story for the next day.Wake up people, how many police, doctors,lawyers any type of public servant you know that uses pain killers,more than you will admit I am sure. We need to take more time in helping people than criticizing them, after all,who's perfect. God Bless!

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