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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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Your'e Fired!    

"Minister's" OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!
These young people had to fight for their lives yesterday........
Now the "Sceintology Minister's" are going to make them fight for their lives again?
RUN KIDS RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A CULT is after your SOULS.....BE STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dam ALL Sceintologists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2694 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

I'LL DRINK TO THAT.

2694 days ago
18.

concerned citizen    

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Wait! Where my drink?

Oh! Okay. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

2694 days ago
19.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

You sure do like that "COKE" Ms. Abdul.

2694 days ago
20.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

STRAIGHT UP... NOW TELL ME DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LOVE ME FOREVER..........

PAULA LOVES "COKE" FOREVER...............

2694 days ago
21.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

Take one down, Paula's around..... 98 bottles of beer on the wall.

2694 days ago
22.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

PAULA'S HERE.... NO MORE BEER.......... song over !

2694 days ago
23.

IndianSex    

I always thought Mr.Gere is so composed and well, hmm, he kissed Indian actress and who knew it was obscene act? I would be glad to be kissed by Richard Gere.

2694 days ago
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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

Paula, I'm a "star" and I don't have a drinking problem. Either do you.

2694 days ago
25.

ORPHANS IN UNITED STATES NEEDS JUST AS MUCH HELP , STARTS AT "HOME ( USA )    


THIS IS THE LAST PLACE "SCIENTOLOGY " NEEDS TO GO , DOESN'T ANYONE

REALIZE THAT'S A CULT ????? THEY'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR MILLIONAIRES

OR BILLIONAIRES BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO KEEP THE CULT

IN BUSINESS. KATIE WAS PAID $5 MILLION DOLLARS TO MARRY DUMBASS

TOM CRUISE , HIS LAST GIRLFRIEND , WAS SMART ENOUGH TO GET THE HELL

OUT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP , BUT KATIE IS TO YOUNG AND DUMB TO UNDERSTAND,

KNOW LOOK WHERE SHE'S AT , BEING A PRISONER IN HER OWN HOME , (oh WAIT

TOM'S HOUSE) . TOM HAS HIS MOTHER AND SISTER LIVING WITH THEM ,

SO THEY CAN SPY ON KATIE , YES , ITS TRUE , YOU KNOW CELEBS , THEY WILL LIE .

IF KATIE DIVORCES TOM , SHE WILL GET $33 MILLION AND THE BABY WILL GET

$33 MILLION ALSO ..........WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU MARRY A MAN , WHO'S

GOING TO PAY YOU OFF ??? THAT'S NOT A MARRIAGE , HOW THE HECK CAN YOU

LOVE SOMEONE LIKE THAT ........I KNOW I COULDN'T ..........SHE'S JUST A CONVIENCES

FOR TOM .............THEN HE CAN'T HAVE CHILDREN OF HIS OWN SINCE HE'S BEEN

FIXED YEARSSSSSSSSSSSS AGO , HE PLANNED ON NOT HAVING NO CHILDREN

AT ALL ( HIS OWN CHILD ) . TOM CRUISE IS WIERD AS THEY COME , VERY STRANGE

PERSONNNNNNNNNN.

2694 days ago
26.

RxKing    

No offense, but let's hear about a REAL person - Brooke Shields - and HER baby girl turning one year old! TomKat and Suri and the whole sick Scientology thing - is pathetic. Katie Holmes may have sealed her fate as far as wealth is concerned for the rest of her life, but the sooner she ditches Cruise and gets a life AND career - the better off she will be. Can't see her having any more kids with him - she's real thin now and Suri looks just like Tom - not what you want a girl to look like. R U N K A T I E - right back to Catholicism and Career of you own doing. It sure worked out for Nicole, n'est pas? Go have CUTE kids with someone else. The clock is ticking.........

2694 days ago
27.

RxKing    

If the plane keeps changing time zones, CHEER UP (hiccup) Paula, it can be five o'clock indefinitely!

2694 days ago
28.

Sherry    

It seems to me if the couch and the team can forgive Imus than the media should do the samething. Maybe they should report on his dude ranch for cancer stricken kids!

2694 days ago
29.

charlotte    

Paula is on so many planes...some have first class lounges, some don't. Some have first class seating, some don't. She was probably confused she travels so much. that doesn't excuse her behavior. Should we take a blood test before we opine on her sobriety?
Paula maybe stressed being on a show like American Idol. With that money comes demands and a tiring schedule. The grass is always greener on the other side for some folks who don't think deeper.

2694 days ago
30.

LISA    

honest to god katie WHAT IN THE HECK IS YOUR FRIGGIN PROBLEM U ARE AN ADULT WITH YOU OWN MIND O N WHAT TO DO & HOW TO FEEL

LIKE U NEED FOLKS TO TELL U HOW TO FEEL OY VE!!!!

GET A CLUE KATIE RUN FROM HIM & EMBRACE YOUR OWN CATHOLICISM ITS BETTER & OLDER THAN THAT BS U ARE BEING FED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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