Film and TV

Paula Abdul Has Never Been Drunk and Other (Alleged) Celebrity Lies

Paula Abdul has never been drunk in her life. At least that's what she told Julie Chen in an interview that aired yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning.

Responding to Chen's comment about the amount of unflattering images of the singer/dancer/former Idol judge floating around on the web Abdul said, "I've never had a drinking problem. Even though I've been in this business for quite some time, 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."

Yeah? I've experienced bouts of goofiness myself. In fact, I got pretty goofy on New Years Eve. So damn goofy that it was hard to move the next day.

(Paula Abdul: Not intoxicated. Just Goofy.)

While we have no way to confirm or deny whether or not Abdul is telling the truth in regards to her sobriety, we do have a sneaking suspicion that in time her quote could make it's way onto our list of biggest celebrity lies, 10 of which are featured below.

"People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got." - Richard Nixon on Watergate, 1973

"I only tried it once and never actually inhaled." - Bill Clinton on marijuana, 1992

I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false." - Bill Clinton on his alleged sexual misconduct with a White House intern, 1998

"She's my sister." - Jack White on White Stripes bandmate (and ex-wife) Meg White, 1998-2001

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised." - George W. Bush on weapons of mass destruction, 2003

"Just that. Not the whole face, just the nose." Michael Jackson responding to Martin Bashir's allegations of severely altering his appearance with extensive surgical procedures, 2003

"I am and have been willing to take any test necessary to establish the fact that I am not the father of any baby, and I am truly hopeful that a test will be done so this fact can be definitively established. I only know that the apparent father has said publicly that he is the father of the baby." - John Edwards on his lovechild with mistress Rielle Hunter, 2008

"Let me be clear. I have never taken steroids or HGH," - Roger Clemens to Congress, 2008 (see also: Floyd Landis, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Marion Jones, etc.)

"It wasn't my purse." - Paris Hilton, after being arrested for cocaine possession in Las Vegas in the summer of 2010

"I am wearing a pair of borrowed jeans from a friend/assistant ... She wore a pair of my jeans ...I don't do drugs." - Lindsay Lohan responding to the charge of cocaine possession in a sworn statement to a Los Angeles court, 2010 (right before a urine test came back positive for cocaine)

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