Paula Abdul finally put to rest rumors that she's defecting from American Idol.
Abdrool took her happy pills and said at a Fox event yesterday, "I am a big fan of the show. I am blessed to be on the show. It's the greatest show on television all around the world and … a gazillion people would love to be in my shoes."
One of those gazilion people was Paula Goodsped, that sad, crazed stalker chick who killed herself in front of Paula's house about a couple of months ago. Abdrool told Barbara Walters that she was mad at AI for letting Goodspeed audition despite telling them not to and producers being aware of the circumstances.
Yesterday, however, Abdrool was quick to deny biting the hand that feeds her when pressed about her Babs quotation, saying "Well, that is true. But that's that. I can't talk about it anymore. It's an ongoing police investigation."
AI executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz admitted, "The truth is, we did know she (Goodspeed) was an extreme fan of Paula's. But from being a big fan to what happened, there's a big difference. And nobody could have known that it would actually happen."
And added that the matter should be put to rest once and for all.
As for Abdrool's future with AI Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly said, "Paula's an integral part of the show. As far as we're concerned, we want to have her as long as the show goes. When we get into those discussions, we'll see where Paula's head is at."
We can tell you where Paula's head is at: it's in a nice cozy booze haze!
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