Paula Abdul Insists: ‘I Have a Brain’

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As former Idol judge embarks on new dance program she tells CBS Sunday Morning that she is ‘intelligent.’

Paula Abdul wants to set he record straight. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning she confirmed: "I am intelligent."

When prodded by interviewer Julie Chen, Abdul added. "Having a brain, that's a concept, yes, with Paula Abdul. I have a brain."

The former Idol judge is about to embark on a new reality competition Live to Dance, her first major gig since leaving Idol.

During the interview, Abdul denied that she has ever had a drinking problem despite moments of bizarre behavior throughout her Idol days. Instead she chalked it up to being "goofy," adding that "even the people on Idol know that none of that existed."

"I've never had a drinking problem," she said. "I've never physically been drunk in my life.  I don't use recreational drugs.  But, I am goofy.”