Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Proud Mary

This is the lady that killed herself outside of Paula Abdul’s house last night..they found her dead in her car outside Paula’s house!

A car with a dead woman inside found parked outside Paula Abdul's house in Los Angeles on Tuesday night is registered to Paula Goodspeed, a former American Idol contestant and self-described "really big fan" of Abdul.

Police have not confirmed the identity of the woman – an apparent suicide victim – but suggested she was an infatuated fan of Abdul.

The woman's car featured a license plate "ABL LV" and had a photo of Abdul hanging from the rear view mirror, according to Fox News video taken at the scene. A DMV check of the license showed that the car was registered to Goodspeed, 30.

"This has been ruled an apparent suicide," said LAPD officer April Harding, "and the coroner's office is now investigating. The body was found around 6 p.m. Tuesday."

Abdul was at the studio at the time the body was found and wasn't aware of it until she was told by the network, her rep says.

Abdul Expresses Shock
"I am deeply shocked and saddened at what transpired yesterday," Abdul said in a statement. "My heart and prayers go out to her family."

Los Angeles station KTLA quoted police Capt. Jim Miller as saying the woman had an infatuation with the American Idol judge.

Goodspeed's Idol audition was prominently featured by the show, and in her interview with host Ryan Seacrest, she clearly expressed her affection for Abdul.

"I really like Paula Abdul a lot. She's really cool," said Goodspeed when asked about her inspiration during the Idol audition process. "I'm a really big fan, and I made life-sized drawings of Paula. I've been drawing ever since I was a little kid, and my first drawing was of Paula Abdul."

Goodspeed Panned by Judges
But after singing her rendition of Tina Turner's "Proud Mary," the woman was roundly panned by the show's judges.

"It was terrible, what was that?" said Randy Jackson. In addition, Simon Cowell made disparaging remarks about her braces: "I don't know how you can sing with all that metal in your mouth."

Abdul, who lit up when Goodspeed said her name was Paula, said, "Speechless, don't know what to say" after hearing the song.

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