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Paula Abdul in 'Bruno': Please tell me she didn't 'sit' on a 'Mexican gardener'

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Pulling a fast one on Paula Abdul seems a little like shooting a bigeye tuna in a barrel. (Note: Bigeye tuna was the secret ingredient on an Iron Chef America rerun I saw recently, and those things are gigunda!) But I was nonetheless left shocked after hearing the diminutive American Idol host discuss her run-in with Sacha Baron Cohen’s Brüno during an appearance yesterday on The Late Show With David Letterman. Apparently, The Lady Abdul accepted an invite last year to receive an award as “Austrian and German Entertainer of the Year,” and when she arrived at a Hollywood Hills mansion, she was met by a “crazy guy that was dressed like Capt. Nemo” who offered her a seat atop a pair of “Mexican gardeners.” By the time Abdul gets to the part of the story where she’s “petting the furniture,” I don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or seethe. Press play below to get the full Paula-on-Brüno scoop, and after the jump, check out part one of the interview, during which Abdul (looking very hot in red leather) explains that her recent talk of leaving Idol is called “negotiating.” What an unexpected burst of honesty, no?

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