When our dear Paula Abdul found out that she might have to serve some jail time for the hit-and-run she was involved in, she went a little beserk.
Paul Abdul was at her suite at the Kuala Lumpur Ritz-Carlton when she learned that Los Angeles authorities planned to file a criminal charge against her for a hit-and-run incident she was involved in last December, which carries a maximum penalty of up to six months in jail.
Abdul was scheduled to have tea with the king and queen at the Malaysian Royal Palace on Saturday but refused to leave her bed, our source reports. A girlfriend who accompanied her on the trip told her she had to pull herself together and attend, since the royals were footing the bill. But when Abdul and her pal returned to the hotel, the pop star flipped out.
Abdul scratched her friend’s face and the fracas was seen by a Ritz-Carlton staffer who entered the room. Before long, word of the fisticuffs spread among the other celebs staying at the hotel.
We’re told that Abdul finally cooled off, but the next day, she flipped out again during her flight back to California with the friend. She threw a bracelet at her pal and screamed that the friend “owed her money” for a hamburger she’d consumed at the hotel.
We need to get Paula back on her meds. Maybe if everyone lights a candle for her, she’ll feel the glow, and empower herself to get well.
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