PAULA ABDUL'S MANIC MONDAY
Another mini flip-out for Paula Abdul at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena last week. She was at the hotel to do press for American Idol and on the way out she paused to sign autographs for fans. One male fan remarked “Gee – you smell great! What IS that perfume?” Paula dropped everything and backed away, wide eyed, gasping “Someone PAID you to say that, DIDN’T they?” The guy shrugged “No, I just happen to know a lot about fragrance!” “IT’S MY NEW PERFUME!” she squealed, jumping UP and DOWN and maniacally flailing her arms about. She pulled a bottle out of her purse “This is a prototype- it’s not on the market yet! Do you really like it?” Like a hurricane, she started spritzing everyone in sight , babbling loudly about what she should name the fragrance- “Idol?” Heads turned as Paula pounced and sprayed startled guests walking in and out of the hotel. Observers were taken aback by her noisy histrionics, and when she finally left, the hotel lobby REEKED. Fortunately, most people found the scent pleasant.