Paula Abdul: "I Am Intelligent!"

Ex-"Idol" judge says she's never been drunk too

By AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff
|  Thursday, Dec 30, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 PM EDT
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Paula Abdul: "I Am Intelligent!"

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Paula Abdul says she's never been drunk.

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Paula Abdul is just days away from the premiere of her CBS reality series, "Live to Dance," and in the run up to the show's debut, she's hitting back at some of the misconceptions about the former Laker Girl-turned-international-pop-superstar-turned-reality-TV-judge.

In a new interview for "CBS Sunday Morning," Paula told interviewer Julie Chen which misconception about herself she dislikes the most.

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"I am intelligent. I am," Paula said.

"But, people don't give you enough credit for having a brain?" Julie asked.

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"Having a brain, that's a concept, yes, with Paula Abdul. I have a brain," Paula said.

Julie also asked Paula to set the rumors straight – once again – about alcohol, asking the former "American Idol" judge if she ever had a "drinking problem."

"I've never had a drinking problem… Even though I've been in this business for quite some time," Paula insisted. "I've never physically been drunk in my life. I've never been drunk in my life. I don't use recreational drugs. But, I am goofy."

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"So, it's just Paula?" Julie asked.

"It's Paula. It is Paula. And, even the people on 'Idol' know that none of that existed, ever," she said.

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Paula's "Live to Dance" premieres on CBS on Tuesday at 8 PM ET.

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