There’s a story in the New York Post this morning about Paula Abdul’s run-in with Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno. Apparently, she was interviewed for the movie, and I will give you zero guesses as to whether or not she figured out that she was being major league goofed on all over the place.

PAULA Abdul is about to be ridiculed at a theater near you — and she doesn’t even know it. A source tells us Sacha Baron Cohen, playing a wildly gay Austrian TV reporter in “Bruno,” conducted a wacky interview with the “American Idol” judge. “Paula was totally fooled. She bought into his character and to this day isn’t aware she was fooled,” the insider said. Abdul’s rep had no immediate comment. Universal, which releases the flick July 10, also had no comment. Texas Rep. Ron Paul has already admitted being tricked into a hotel room by Cohen’s character.

To be fair, Paula could be interviewed by a bag of russet potatoes and remain none the wiser. “Thank you very much, Mrs. Brokaw.” I feel like her publicist just answers the phone, “No comment. Hello?” But it’s official: this woman is now the lowest hanging fruit. It may be cheap shots, but she is the fake can of peanut brittle of human beings: GUARANTEED LAFFS. Also guaranteed :( s. One for one.

Remember this old laff?

Unbelievable. She’s lucky to even be alive! I am surprised she hasn’t accidentally flushed herself down the toilet, or put herself in the recycling. She probably couldn’t decide whether she was paper or plastic and it saved her life.

See what I mean? RIPE FOR THE PICKING. Overripe.

Not very niiiiiiice.

Comments (14)
  1. ah, thanks for that clip, gabe. I’d forgotten about that gem. I’m especially fond of how the composer plays music to match her terrifying descent into despair and God’s abandonment of her. You know, because Bratz movie.

  2. Somewhere, Jessica Simpson is smiling.

  3. caractacus  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 +1

    She is sort of adorable, though.

    The last line of defence.

  4. Aw, I can’t laugh at that. Barrel of :(

  5. Not to be Cynical Sally, but I’m not totally or at all convinced that she was unaware of Sacha Baron Choen’s act. Publicity!

    • yeah, it’s hard for me to believe that her publicist or agent would be just as water-in-the-brain sadsad as her and not have heard anything about it… if he just approached her, i absolutely believe that she would be fooled, though.

  6. Paula- don’t go! i want to hear the rest of your god damned story!

  7. time out, ron paul? Im seeing this movie just so I can hear all the frat boys’ reactions when he comes on screen

  8. Paul F Tompkins! That Peanut Brittle bit is such genius.

    “No comment. Hello?” is also genius.

  9. During her Bratz tantrum, I didn’t laugh so much as wince. Eight-year old children are more emotionally developed than this woman.

    But then that owl hooted in the last second of the clip and I fucking lost it. That’s some tender, tender film making.

  10. “and to this day isn’t aware she was fooled,”

    Umm..

    Unless she can’t read, i’d say she knows.

  11. lori  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2009 +1

    She was obviously drunk in that video. She couldn’t even talk. I’d say that we just witnessed an alcoholic breakdown.

  12. Munchki  |   Posted on May 1st, 2009 -1

    “Paula…baby…please don’t cry. Daddy can make it alright. It’s the dope talkin’ Paula, it’ll be OK. It was just The Bratz movie. Why I’ve got a movie project of my own that would be just right for a talented girl just like you. I know you’re like, what, 70, 80, ?, but you still look like you’re in your 20s….with the lens filter thingy and the dim lights and all. Come to daddy sugar.”

  13. Ugh. I really don’t want to be miltantgaycommenter…but “wildly gay”?
    So he is “wildly” into men, as opposed to only somewhat into other men?
    Would a press release ever call someone “wildly asian” or “wildly female”?
    I’m glad I’m “mildly gay”.

    Fuck this world. Oh, and yeah, Paula’s breakdown was pathetic and hilarious. A+

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