Paula Abdul: 'I have a brain'
December 31st, 2010
08:43 AM ET

Paula Abdul: 'I have a brain'

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.

"I've never had a drinking problem," says the 48-year-old former L.A. Lakers cheerleader. "I've never physically been drunk in my life. I don't use recreational drugs. But, I am goofy."

And, she says of those under-the-influence rumors, "even the people on 'Idol' know that none of that existed, ever."

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. kim

    Congrats PAULA love you and i will be Watching The New Show Idol Will be Sorry They Let U Go Do Ur Thang And Kick ASS

    January 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ???????????

    Lori, congratulations on leading a sober life. 7 yrs clean is one hell of an accomplishment! 🙂 Although Paula states she's never been drunk or used recreational drugs, she more than likely is on prescription medications. It's been reported that she's had several surgeries so it would make sense to me if she is on pain meds, muscle relaxers and the like. That said, as long as she's not abusing the medications she should be able to live her life relatively normal.

    January 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Corey

    Paula remember me and that special night?
    You were suppose to help my career!

    January 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. britneywaldron

    ..if so..ITS ONE CRAZY BRAIN

    January 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lisa

    Really? I thought it was in a jar on the shelf!

    December 31, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. cp125

    Where Paula?

    December 31, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lori

    That's plausible - I am a recovering addict/alcoholic 7 years & I sometimes act very goofy - she is a talented woman. Just be yourself & stop caring about what others think of you. Glad you are back on TV

    December 31, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |

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