Friday, May 02, 2008

Paula Abdul Saves Face

Tom Cruise may think that he's misunderstood but he's not the only one. In her speech at the Lupus L.A. Orange Ball last night, Paula Abul confessed from the stage, "no one understands me." Um, I think we understand .. the problem seems to be that she is the one that doesn't understand that she is a bit whacky. Here are a few pics of the misunderstood Paula on the Orange Ball red carpet last night:

Photo credit: Splash News

Paula Abdul showed her sense of humor Thursday night and joked about her recent "second song" gaffe. "No one understands me," Abdul, 45, said in a speech at Lupus L.A.'s Orange Ball, presenting an award to prominent L.A. physician Daniel Wallace. "By the way, are you singing two songs tonight?" Abdul was referring to Tuesday's American Idol, when she mistakenly critiqued contestant Jason Castro's second performance, though Castro had only sung one song. At Thursday's event, Abdul said Dr. Wallace "helped save my business and my professional life," but she jokingly asked for some assistance with her American Idol duties. "By the way, they're causing me to say very mumbly-jumbly things on Idol. Help me." After her speech, Abdul told PEOPLE that she didn't do anything wrong on Tuesday's show and enjoys making light of the controversy. "I have fun poking fun at a situation that's so ridiculous. I'm the queen of taking the seriousness out of [it] ... I loved that people laughed, it was funny," she said. "Honestly, it was a silly thing [that happened on Idol]. We were all confused ... I did exactly what the producers told me to do ... It's all good."

Awww ... well, cheer up Paula ... I bet Tom Cruise understands you. I'm sure he'd be happy to tell you all about it at the next meeting at the Scientology Celebrity Centre :) [Source]