Hey, Paula! Recap: June 28

In the first episode, didn't Paula complain about always being on the "Worst Dressed" list? And now she's winning a fashion icon award in New York. Her publicist handed Paula her the acceptance speech on their drive to the show -- and she arrived unfashionably late! As Tim Gunn introduces her, she’s busy greeting fans. “Thank you and I’m very vertically challenged,” she said at the podium, which made no sense.

Then a woman handed her the speech, but it was upside-down with the papers in the wrong order. So, instead of trying to speak from her heart and thank the audience, she stumbled on her words. She made up for it by making a joke about Simon Cowell. She then mingled with the peeps who attended. After leaving at 2:30 a.m., she went to Starbucks and babbled to the baristas while trying to stay balanced. At least she entered her limo without showing her undies. Phew!

During her narration, we learned Ms. Abdul suffers from insomnia. Maybe it’s the coffee at 2:30 a.m. Might want to cut back on that. Her publicist worries that she hasn’t gotten enough sleep and is getting sick.

Next up was Paula’s meetings for her perfume. Okay, so she sings, dances, judges, designs clothes and jewelry and now she is helping develop a perfume! No wonder she doesn’t sleep. While sniffing scents, it looks like she’s taking mini-naps or perhaps having a personal intimate moment. Once she put the lab coat on, P.A. turned into a mad scientist -- weird laugh included.

Back in the limo, she mumbled about Dunkin Donuts while apparently delirious. The following day was full of live satellite American Idol press interviews, but she’s sick and hasn’t slept. Yikes! Here comes her bizarre appearances on various morning newscasts that made their rounds on the Net, to which she claimed the ear pieces were transmitting the wrong questions, so she was answering the wrong thing to the wrong station or something like that You do have to feel for her though because she has to answer the same questions all day long and try to be funny and energetic. Well, she was funny, that’s for sure. She was all over the map and made no sense. “Paula is doing probably her 40th interview and her answers are getting more and more erratic,” explains her publicist. “I’m a dancer, I’m a dancer! I’m doing little dance moves. I get to fire baton swirl and sword swallow,” she spits out. “Any publicity is good publicity,” she notes. That’s not what the publicist thinks. He predicted the bad press that exploded about her popping pills, being drunk, going wild. She weeped about the false allegations.
Hey, she may have been tired and emotional, but at least she went through two days without being a cold hearted snake. I'm just sayin' ...

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