Fans of Paula Abdul are concerned about the “American Idol” judge after her appearance on “Living It Up With Ali and Jack” this week.
“She was out of it,” says one source. “She was slit-eyed and slurring.” The insider says that Abdul actually seemed to nod off during the interview, though the source believes that the worst moments were edited out. The source also doesn’t think that Abdul was drunk or drugged. Says another source: “Paula’s said to have had the flu lately — she [reportedly] recently split with some guy — but I’m surprised they would let her go on the air like that.”
“She wasn’t feeling well,” says Abdul’s spokeswoman, “I didn’t see it, but she didn’t fall asleep. She just wasn’t feeling her best.”
“The interview went well,” insists a spokeswoman for “Living It Up.” When asked if some of Abdul’s more embarrassing moments were edited out, she said, “I can’t comment on that.”
Only minutes after the Oscar nominees were announced yesterday, BetWWTS.com — an offshore gaming company which claims to take in $1 billion a year in wagers — posted odds and started taking bets on who would win.
“Return of the King” is, predictably, the favorite to take Best Picture, with 2/7 odds, followed by “Lost In Translation” with 9/2; “Mystic River” 6/1; “Seabiscuit,” 15/1 and “Master and Commander, which is a long-shot at 25/1.
Sean Penn is favored to win Best Actor with 4/9 odds, followed by Bill Murray (3/1), Ben Kingsley (8/1), Johnny Depp (10/1) and Jude Law (18/1).
Charlize Theron is tops for Best Actress (2/5), followed by Diane Keaton (7/2), Naomi Watts (6/1), Samantha Morton (15/1), and Keisha Castle-Hughes (25/1).
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