Our best-worst Paula Abdul moments
May 9th, 2011
01:35 PM ET

Our best-worst Paula Abdul moments

Hey Paula!

With the announcement that Paula Abdul will be joining her old friend Simon Cowell at the judges table on "The X Factor," we have our fingers crossed that she'll serve up some more of the wacky that we became accustomed to on "American Idol" and her short-lived reality show on Bravo, "Hey Paula."

Here are just a few of her best-worst moments:

Paula gets ahead of herself – Poor Jason Castro. It was bad enough that he had to listen to Paula babble on and on during his semi-finals performance, but once he made it on to the live show during season 7 she really flubbed.

In a now infamous moment, Paula offered up critiques of two of Castro's performances. Problem was, Castro had only sung one song at that point in the show. Oops!

"Imagine" that – David Archuleta was a cute-as can-be teen when he was trying to make it onto season 7 of "Idol." So much so that Paula wanted to take him home – sort of.

“David, you are ridiculous," she said after Archuleta's rendition of the John Lennon classic, "Imagine." "I wanted to squish you, squeeze your head off, and dangle you from my rear-view mirror.”

Smelly Paula – It wasn't on very long, but "Hey Paula" offered so much to love.

Not only were we treated to Paula freaking out because her assistant forgot to pack her comfy sweatsuit for a flight or breaking down in the makeup chair, but we also got a glimpse of Paula, the entrepreneur.

Who could forget her meeting with the very fine folks of Firmenich, Inc. as they helped her develop her first fragrance.

She sniffed, she moaned, she appeared to nod off before growling and pretending to bite the arm of one of the employees who offered up a scent sample. At one point, Paula refers to herself as a "mad scientist" as she generally acted pretty goofy. Her assistant chalked it up to Paula being "tired."

Say what Paula? – In 2007, Paula appeared a bit discombobulated during an interview with a Fox Seattle affiliate to promote season 6 of "American Idol."

She rocked, she giggled and she flailed her arms as the anchors chalked it up to "a audio problem." They quickly cut away, but things didn't get much better when they returned to her.  We weren't sure what questions she was answering, but Abdul later said there was some confusion as to who she was talking to because there were so many interviews scheduled for that day.

soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. John1925

    Very nice site!

    November 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Heann

    She tinkled on me once, i swear

    May 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Patrick Swayze

    O.k., so it's been a number of hours since my last post and I'm still looking to bum a smoke. Anyone?!

    I mean, come on ... I'm Patrick Swayze damnit!!!

    May 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Batman

    i'd space this goofy broad upside down and sideways allday. no doubt about it. then i'd dump her right before game 1 of the nba finals. that's right. i'm a cb. deal with it.

    May 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bman yo!


    May 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. clemson

    She is completely meshugah.

    May 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Name*

    Hello beautiful girl haha

    May 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chucklehead

    That crack is whack but I'd still like to butter her muffin.

    May 10, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. chris in vegas

    I've never seen the show american idol it just never sounded very entertaining. But its impossible to not notice all the headlines Paula generates. My exposure to her was her early years as the song and dance queen. I hope her pill addiction can be tamed because I've lived with and arround people who suffer from this poweful and debilitating addiction and its a very dangerous to your health. Quit now Paula don't blow out your heart because pills can kill.

    May 10, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. Patrick Swayze

    I'm Patrick Swayze and I'm back from the dead ... anyone got a smoke?

    May 10, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. humberto


    May 10, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dewie Cox

    Anyone know what was Paula on for that Faux News interview? i want me some of that. . .

    May 10, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff

    Some people considered geniuses possess what might be considered madness. (Simon Cowell probably got a mountain of letters after Abdul left "Idol" asking "Why?" and pleading for her return.) On the other hand, the two of them fought and made up with each other, but often agreed on the artists' ability to perform. I think viewers-and Simon-miss that bizarre friction the two had with one another.

    May 10, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. johnnyb

    Cocaine's a helluva drug

    May 10, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. DizzyG

    Sheeee it girlfriend!

    May 10, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  16. rae

    Have I seen any of u on prime time

    May 10, 2011 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  17. r. kyle

    Hwy guys this is just a thought how many of you would jump at the chance to be on american idol and have these guys judge you for a million dollars.

    May 10, 2011 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
  18. paulapaula

    You idiots r envious geez guys im sorry but i had to drink and take pills 2 put up with that idiot simon well gotta go please watch our new show ok

    May 10, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  19. patty


    May 10, 2011 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  20. wendy

    I wont be watching that because of Paula she is such a train wreck, she is pretty and dances ok,but she doesnt have much talent herself.American Idol is soo much better now without her and simon.It sad when Paula talks I feel embarrased for her.

    May 10, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  21. Queen Ann

    Paula is adorable! You people talkong meqn about her need to quit. You dont hqve the right to judge. Only GOD does you a$$ hat a$$ holes! Grow up or yiu will burn in H E double hockey sticks.

    May 10, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  22. Emilio esteves

    I was there first

    May 10, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  23. tired momma

    I wonder why during all the american idols no one wanted to sing any of paula's songs

    May 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. I am Batman

    @batman. I am the reel Batman you weakling.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Gumby

    Paula is very attractive. I would make love to her.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Batman

    ...welcome to the show!

    May 9, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Peace

    I saw that episode of AI when she did that to Castro, what is that girl on, anyways???

    May 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  28. yahoo.com

    Querida anny como estas muy bien

    May 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  29. turd

    Hey Paula eat some more pills... You might look better !

    May 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Queenie Calaizzo

    I am a big fan and did the HVAC system on her vacation home in the Hamptons.

    May 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Michael Queenie Calaizzo

    She has been a Superstar for a Long time.

    May 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Aldo Queenie Michael Calaizzo

    Paula is a real Lady.

    May 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  33. sheenius

    And they say I, Charlie Sheen, look all drugged out. LOL

    May 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  34. ralphie

    Hey paula squeeze this

    May 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Naomi

      Lets see some man pound Paulas butt until butterbeans come shooting out everywhere.

      May 10, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  35. Splum

    I can't wait for the first "You look pretty" or "I like your shoes." Lol.

    May 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Evel Knievel

    Get her drunk and sit back and watch the show.

    May 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  37. drew

    Drug-addled twwaat, nothing more.

    May 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |

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