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Paula Abdul -- Consumer Confuser

4/28/2007 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained video that aired Friday on QVC, and it seems that "Idol" judge Paula Abdul was having a little trouble expressing herself. Tongue-tied?

Abdul was attempting to promote her jewelry line, and seemed quite confused as to what the hell she was talking about.

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76.

Yeah, you ARE nuts!    

She either needs to go to rehab or hook up with Howard K Stern to follow her around with his duffle bag and lie for her too.

2642 days ago
77.

Carly    

I think I'm a little older than the rest of you...but I remember Paula in her dancing days as a choreographer to the Laker girls and Janet Jackson, among others. That was at least 20-25 years ago. It's not too far out to suggest that she's had years of pain!! I have severe osteoarthritis; if her joints and muscles hurt from YEARS of dancing, then it makes sense she would be on prescription drugs. The unfortunate part of all of this is that she has to work through her pain, and go on television and look like a drug addict.

2642 days ago
78.

rachel    

If she has a serious illness, then it's time to come forward, and tell the public. She would be doing a great disservice to the people that suffer the same problem. If it's not an illness, then she needs to get off tv ,and get her ass into rehab!!!

2642 days ago
79.

KnowLove    

her injuries from that car accident were real, her pain is real, and I know for a fact that she does not drink when she stays at certain hotels, unless when she checks in she already has it in her bags, because of confidentiality agreements I am not allowed to say which hotels she may or may not check into, or that I personally worked in one of them, and know she did not consume any alcoholic beverages during a four day stay including the mini-bar, in fact she likes iced cappuccino! so I hope it's not MS and that she is not addicted to her painkillers and that people just leave her be, it's not news that a celebrity stumbles over their words, ever have to talk for a living? ever had a slip of the tongue? imagine your life under a microscope? fortunately most of us will never have to worry that someone will post our mistakes for others to make wild assumptions about.
No I am not a fan of hers, in fact I think she is a bit weird but then so is everyone if you look closely enough. no?

2642 days ago
80.

emmarude43    

I feel Sorry for Paula. What ever is wrong with her, she needs help. Someone should try to get her to a doctor. I would hate to see her in up like Anna N. Smith. She is on her way. As for her having MS., I have MS, it effects people different ways. I think if she had MS, she would say so, so that people would stop saying she was on booze or drugs. I vote for booze or drugs. IMO

2642 days ago
81.

Maddy    

If Paula is in pain or has a debilitating disease, her doctors need to tell her to stop dancing and gyrating during the AI performances. Also, I would think that would be so distracting for those sitting behind her. Paula is an attention seeker and I'm tired of her.

2642 days ago
82.

Cari7000    

I have been wondering if Paula has Fibromyalgia, its a chronic pain disease that makes you forget the words that you want to say sometimes.The pain is tremendous and would mean that pain killers are neccessary. It also gives you a spaced out feeling which is referred to as 'fibro fog'. Its an awful thing to have and most who have it hate having to tell people about it....It also makes you keep moving because you cannot get comfortable........it also makes you tearful...!!!!.....I really see the symptoms in Paula, give her a break and just for one moment realise that there are diseases that hurt a lot and cause many problems.........

2642 days ago
83.

Helen    

TMZ your SOURCES certainly should be able to find out what is wrong with Paula so that her problem can be put to rest. After all she is on American Idol and tons of kids watch that show. They are not stupid and know something is wrong.

2642 days ago
84.

Cari7000    

If she does have Fibromyalgia......she has a right to be employed....

I think she does a good job on AI and if '''kids''' know '''something is wrong''' I have to wonder what kids are being told and how they are being raised.....

Pointing out peoples ailments etc is hardly a way to raise children.....People and children need to realise that not everyone has perfect health or look like a Hollywood 'plastic' icon.

Paula looks great and she is compassionate.....she does a great job....

What is wrong with you people who continuously seek to criticise people......

Lets see your image and watch a video of your daily interractions and lets pull you apart.!!!!!!

2642 days ago
85.

Rudy    

What is the point of putting some doped up, has-been pop star on TV these days?

She can't even speak a coherent sentence. If she's that screwed up behind all that make-up, just keep her out of the public eye.

2642 days ago
86.

lilbug    

i remember reading an article somewhere that paula was taking the medication Enbrel. Enbrel is a DMARD that is used to treat inflammatory arthritis. i took Enbrel in the past for my arthritis but it does not cause your speech to splur. it's a weekly injection. it appears that her slurred speech is from some sort of pain medication/narcotic. possibly oxycontin, vicodin? she has mentioned her back problems in the past. if she is suffering from an inflammatory arthritis then i am sure she is in quite a bit of pain thus the possible pain meds. just a thought...

2642 days ago
87.

Meg    

Come on people ARE YOU FROM OUTERSPACE???? Car accident??? I had one in 1993.

I spent 20 good years on drugs and partying my ass off. But not now. Had a totally addictive husband.

Do you want to know what someone on drugs looks like?????? WELL PEOPLE GET ALL OF THESE DISEASES OUT OF YOUR PRECIOUS LITTLE HEAD AND TAKE A LONG LOOK AT PRETTY PAULA!!!!!! SHE'S MESSED UP!!!!!!

SHE IS THE NEW ANNA NICHOLE SMITH!!!!!!!!! THE WOMAN IS TOTALLY MESSED UP AND SHE CAN EITHER ADMIT IT OR KEEP HIDING IT LIKE BRITTNEY OR LINDSEY LOHAN.

I'M JUST WAITING FOR SIMON COWELLTO SPEAK OUT. IF THEIR CONTRACTS WEREN'T SO TIGHT, HE WOULD BE SPILLING THE BEANS.....

SHE'S A TRAIN WRECK WAITING TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!

MAG

2642 days ago
88.

Comment    

It's obvious that Paula is doing some kind of drug(s) or drinking or both. She even looks messed up in addition to acting messed up. She obviously came on the show messed up. She can only hide this for so long. Sooner or later, you'll hear she's entering rehab. I'm sure she won't be invited back to QVC. They'll kick her off Idol too. She needs deliverance.

2642 days ago
89.

Samurai    

Must be nice to be able to afford all those expensive painkillers.

2642 days ago
90.

terre    

Is it possible that Paula is sick? Has an illness causing her erratic speech, instead of drugs or alcohol?

2642 days ago
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