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Paula Abdul needs to stay off the drugs



By now you've dissected Tuesday night's American Idol performance by Paula Abdul, who was so wasted on something (high on life, maybe?) that she said in front of the contestants and the entire audience that she thought Jason Castro sang twice -- but he only sang once (see video above). And she gave both songs not-so-good reviews. The nerve!

While Randy Jackson tried to cover for her and Ryan Seacrest tried to make a joke out of it, Simon Cowell tried to allay his fears of Abdul passing out right then by asking her who her favorite was. As nervous laughter filtered through the crowd, she settled on David Cook, who must have been thrilled. "It's just so hard," Paula whined about judging. No, being an underwater welder is hard; being an Idol judge is called career life support.

"It got very confusing ... the producers come up to us in the dark and said, 'We are not going to have you guys judge after each performer, we are going to have all the performers go once, then twice and at the end critique them,' " she told Entertainment Tonight. Surprised by the change, she lamented, ""I was trying to give my critique for Jason Castro, and scribbled Jason's name, and that was David's! ... We all just screwed up everything."

And yet, Paula, you're the only judge that made the mistake. Hmmm ... She gave another long-winded explanation on Ryan Seacrest's radio show Wednesday morning, but it was so circuitous we can't even recount it for you -- much like your average episode of American Idol!

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:43am]


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