Tomorrow night, Paula Abdul will appear on ABC’s Nightline. And you know what that means, PopWatchers! That means it’s time to revisit that old chestnut of a Paula question: Has she ever abused prescription drugs or been drunk on the air? That oldie-but-goodie was a hot topic back in 2007, when the Idol judge appeared on a morning show slurring her words and acting all loop-de-loopy. And we saw much of the same behavior on her short-lived Bravo reality series, Hey Paula (which I totally watched, albeit often with a hand over my eyes. There’s only so much trainwreck a girl can take – even a cynical one like me! Check out a clip below.) Of course, in this latest interview, Nightline’s Cynthia McFadden wastes no asking Abdul to straight up, now, tell her is she had a Rx or alkie problem.
An excerpt from tomorrow’s interview:
McFadden: “So let me just ask you the question straight up, absolutely crystalclear: you have not abused prescription drugs?”
McFadden: “You have not consumed alcohol before going on the air?”
Abdul: “Never. I’ve never been drunk in my life. I don’t like it. It’s not my thing. Spending money on clothes and shoes, that’s another thing.”
Given some of Paula’s infamous on-air behavior, take a moment to contemplate that exchange, and then let us know if you’ll be watching the interview tomorrow and whether you’re kind of sick of the questions about her drug and booze abuse.