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Paula Not So Sweet at 30,000 Feet

4/18/2007 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"American Idol" good cop Paula Abdul threw a fit and reportedly demanded first-class treatment on a recent airplane trip –- only problem was, there wasn't any first-class treatment to give.

The "Idol" judge, according to Star (via MSNBC), tried to play the "I'm famous" card to get pre-boarding on a recent flight from San Jose to Burbank, Calif. But the airline she was flying – Southwest – doesn't do first-class passage, so Abdul was left to board just like everyone else. When she did finally get on, Paula tried to save the seat next to hers – for herself – but had to give it up.

Watching her diva-rrific behavior, one fellow passenger was prompted to quip, "You're no Sanjaya!" Abdul's rep had no comment.

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Gere Charged with Obscenity in India


Richard Gere has become the target of three legal complaints in Indian courts after he kissed native actress Shilpa Shetty in public, as TMZ showed you Monday. Lawyers accused Gere and Shetty of committing "an obscene act" in a public place, says the AP, an act that shocked the conservative sensibilities of the Indian population. Residents of several Indian cities burned effigies of Gere after he took Shetty into his arms and kissed her several times (on the cheek) during an AIDS awareness event in Mumbai.

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Lenn K.    

You've got to excuse Paula she had a few drinks. Katie you are a prisoner and but at least you got to marry your dream. Richard Gere is so much of a nut these days it ain't funny. Madonna when will you just go away, between you and Britney I don't know who's worse!!!

2557 days ago
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Dottie    


Paula was probably intoxicated. She's becoming a functioning alcoholic.
Madonna should've listened to her husband and kept her a$$ home.
In India they don't have kissing or love scenes in their tv shows or movies. Richard may not have known that.
Scientologists have no place at V.Tech. They're exploiting their cause at others expense.

Please pray for the victims and their families.

2557 days ago
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Dawn Day    

Paula, I'm ashamed at your behavior. Actually, you should be ashamed. Karma is a bitch honey.

The Indian courts need to get over the kiss thing. It's not like he raped her!!

Tom and Katie - Ho Hummmm, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Who really cares?!

2557 days ago
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Vjer    

Miss Abdiva on a Southwest flight?

2557 days ago
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Maxum    

I always think how meaningless everything that comes out of Paula's mouth is. I have no clue why she is on American Idol and why does Simon thinks she is necessary for the show. She is Famous despit herself.....

2557 days ago
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Your'e Fired!    

.........................A note to Mr. Gere, "When in Rome".......................................

2557 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

Have another drink Paula.

2557 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

DRINK UP!!!

2557 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

CHEERS PAULA

2557 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

DRINK UNTIL YOU DROP

2557 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE PAULA

2557 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

BOY PAULA , YOU SURE CAN HOLD YOUR LIQUOR.... UMM... I MEAN "COKE".

2557 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

99 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL

2557 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

IS IT HAPPY HOUR YET PAULA?

2557 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

HERE'S YOUR "COKE" MS. ABDUL

2557 days ago
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