December 31st, 2010
08:43 AM ET
Paula Abdul isn't stupid - she knows the public thinks she's loopy and not so smart. Now she's setting the record straight about her I.Q. in a new Q&A.
"I am intelligent," the former "American Idol" judge told "CBS Sunday Morning," clearing up a common misconception about her. Abdul added, "Having a brain - that's a concept, yes, with Paula Abdul! I have a brain."
Abdul, who is returning to TV on January 4 as executive producer and mentor for the CBS talent search show "Live to Dance," also explained that her ditzy, head-scratching behavior on "American Idol" wasn't due to alcohol or drugs but just being plain old goofy.
And, she says of those under-the-influence rumors, "even the people on 'Idol' know that none of that existed, ever."
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