It took five soul-deadening episodes, but Bravo's Hey Paula finally offered something by way of quality entertainment on this week's show, when unstable protagonist Paula Abdul appeared to have been relieved of her producing duties on the Bratz movie, the most hotly anticipated release of the summer (among RealDoll fetishists). Despite an amazingly convincing meltdown, in which she openly questioned the existence of God and berated her staff for daring to speak as she tried "to tell a goddamned story," Abdul now claims that the entire sequence was concocted by dastardly reality show editors. Paula wasn't fired—she fired them!
"She was not only taping "American Idol three days at week, she was also filming her Bravo reality series Hey Paula! five days a week as well. In addition, she was in the process of not only expanding her successful QVC jewelry line but also coming up with the first scent in her new perfume line "Sexy Thoughts."
With all her responsibilities, Abdul's rep explains, "something had to give and ultimately that was Bratz." [...]
And what about the footage of Abdul crying about the film on Hey Paula!? "Very creative editing," her rep says.
Clearly, Hey Paula's producers were listening to none of their overburdened star's input during the show's development meetings. Otherwise, they might have addressed some of her notes about capturing all her "quirky and lovable" characteristics that her current P.R. team always goes on about, instead of pulling the 80-90% of existing B-roll that just happens to portray the Idol judge as a loathsome and self-pitying nightmare. It's no wonder Abdul finds herself in a crisis of faith—when your own vanity reality project turns against you, what other proof does one really need to be convinced that God is dead?
- Paula's People Say She Broke up With Bratz [UsMagazine.com]