Paula Abdul shocked by death

Paula AbdulAmerican Idol judge Paula Abdul said she was “shocked and saddened” after a woman, who once appeared as a contestant on season five, was found dead of a drug overdose near her home. Paula Goodspeed, 30, who was discovered in a car alongside prescription drugs, CDs and pictures of Abdul, was said to be an obsessed fan of the pop star. Abdul said in a statement released by her publicist Jeff Ballard: “I am deeply shocked and saddened at what transpired yesterday. My heart and prayers go out to her family.” Goodspeed failed to reach the next round on Idol after receiving poor reviews from Abdul and fellow judges Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell.

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  1. Jo-Anne. • November 14, 2008 @ 2:28 PM

    Now, if this poor fan was found outside Madonna’s home, we’d have some big time chatter going on here!

  2. Nancy • November 14, 2008 @ 6:06 PM

    I don’t consider her to be a “poor fan”….more along the lines of a WHACKO!! As for Paula, this will just be another reason to stay pickled!

  3. maureen • November 14, 2008 @ 7:41 PM

    I thought they would put her picture not Paula’s. Then again we have to respect the families privacy… My heart goes out to the family…To anyone who might be reading this please seek a friend trust in God, once you’re alive there is a chance to turn things around but when you’re dead that’s it and then your family is traumatized for the rest of their lives so i want to take this opportunity to say to someone right now STOP. God have a way of turning things around.

  4. wayne maceachern • November 14, 2008 @ 10:22 PM

    when you do drugs this is what happens.half the people they move forward on the show should never get on the stage,but that makes good for is it that no one heard that this girl was obbessed with paula untill now.just because she had oictures and music from her don;t mean she is obbessed.maybe it’s all in her head.good for news.

  5. Demigod • November 15, 2008 @ 12:42 AM

    I’d OD too if she was my ‘idol’.

  6. lesd • November 15, 2008 @ 8:52 PM

    demigod – you are unbelievably cruel.

  7. rachel • November 16, 2008 @ 3:33 PM

    demigod – that’s a really inappropriate thing to say have some RESPECT

  8. Jo-Anne. • November 16, 2008 @ 4:05 PM

    lesd, rachel, agree totally

  9. tributegirl • November 16, 2008 @ 8:26 PM

    actually, it looked to me like Demigod was using a little “sarcasm”. Remember what that is, Jo?

  10. Jo-Anne. • November 16, 2008 @ 8:30 PM

    Oh my god, call the Tribute police, T.G. is not commenting on the storyline – remember????? huh????? huh???? ha ha

    so interesting how you direct your comment to me alone, seek me out constantly, what a joke you are

  11. tributegirl • November 16, 2008 @ 9:01 PM

    Yeah, funny about that, huh? How about we look again at the Miley Cyrus dating Underwear Model article, and see who keeps directing their comments to whom. Unfortunately dum dum, it’s YOU who seeks ME out constantly!
    And I’m not into calling the tribute police, that’s your thing, you little crybaby!

  12. Nancy • November 16, 2008 @ 9:26 PM

    Can fish really cry??? LMAO!

    Tribute deleted a few of her comments on the article you referred to….no sense to them anyways!! 😛 (Someone should go Steven Segal on her @$$!…she’s just jealous)

  13. Jo-Anne. • November 16, 2008 @ 9:47 PM

    yeah, t.g. that’s why you raced to respond to my comment above
    you don’t even lie convincingly


  14. Demigod • November 17, 2008 @ 4:55 AM

    Some here need to lighten up. I don’t question her talent, I just don’t like her persona. She has always been so outspoken about her unhappy single status,and always pining about finding her ‘true love’ to the media. She wears her heart on her sleeve, and I think it’s pathetic.

  15. Nancy • November 17, 2008 @ 10:05 AM

    And she’s always drunk!

  16. Kelly • November 17, 2008 @ 11:44 AM

    I think Demigod and tributegirl are usually pretty funny – it’s that mandee that lacks a sense of humour (unless she’s only kidding about believing Angelina to be a good person – then I get it). Everyone needs to lighten up. I don’t think there’s any reason to take offense to Demigod’s comment, Paula is a funky choice on whom to idolize. It’s too bad she had troubles which led her to suicide…

    Hey – as an aside, does anyone think that the link to get to these articles is ironically labelled ‘news’? That’s not what this is… sillies….

  17. Nancy • November 17, 2008 @ 7:14 PM

    Mine says ‘News and Gossip’….holds true!! LOL.

  18. rachel • November 17, 2008 @ 9:50 PM

    i dont care about paula abdul i was just saying to show respect cause someone died

  19. Demigod • November 18, 2008 @ 4:11 AM

    Kelly, thanx for the backup 🙂
    Rachel,my comment was more directed at miss Abdul. Didn’t mean to make light of the deceased ok?
    Btw, where in the ‘article’ does it say it was a suicide? Coulda been accidental.

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