This is what Paula Abdul had to say Tuesday at the Television Critics Association meeting about last month’s dust-up over the death of Paula Goodspeed:
Paula Abdul, declaring her loyalty to “American Idol, ” denied criticizing the Fox TV series over airtime given to an alleged stalker.
“I am a big fan of the show. I am blessed to be on the show. It’s the greatest show on television all around the world and … a gazillion people would love to be in my shoes, ” Abdul said at a meeting Tuesday of the Television Critics Association.
In December, Abdul told Barbara Walters in a radio interview that the Fox network and “Idol” producers knew that Paula Goodspeed had stalked her but allowed the woman to audition anyway.
Abdul told Walters that Goodspeed was brought on the hit program “for entertainment value.”
Goodspeed, who appeared on “Idol” several seasons ago, was found dead of an apparent suicide in a car near Abdul’s Los Angeles home last November.
Pressed about it Tuesday, Abdul denied saying “anything disparaging about `American Idol’ at all” or complaining to producers about Goodspeed.
Liar liar, pants on fire!
When a reporter pointed out that Abdul was quoted as saying she had warned producers about the woman, Abdul replied: “Well, that is true. But that’s that. I can’t talk about it anymore. It’s an ongoing police investigation.”
I wonder how those negotiations with TPTB for a new contract are going?