Stop hogging the American Idol spotlight, Blake Lewis.
Paula Abdul has some things to get off her wacky chest.
In a sob-filled audio tape obtained by The New York Post, the judge is captured having a meltdown during a recent conference call.
In a Simon Cowell-like rant - minus the cool accent and calm demeanor - Paula attacks former publicist Howard Bragman; reveals she's dealing with challenging medical problems; and states she's had enough of the terrible treatment she receives from the "people who are supposed to be taking care of things."
We guess she's referring to the celebrity gossip rumors that she's drunk all the time. But Paula still has a long way to go to catch up with Britney Spears.
Abdul, the former wife of Emilio Estevez, also outlines her health problems, including an adrenal disease called Addison's. (Which is NOT named after the Kate Walsh character on Private Practice.)
Ranting about Bragman, who apparently didn't appreciate her enough, the former pop star says: "I do a call-in every week for OK! Magazine on American Idol. Because of my brilliant job, they want to do a cover on me. I'm being told by Howard Bragman that I'm too old and no one will ever want to do a cover."
Abdul went on to say she was tired of such treatment. Apparently, Bragman did not even show up with her for a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
We know: this is more galling behavior than anything Alex Rodriguez has done.
And Paula is sick of it!
"I don't understand how this man can call me a whining bitch. I've never in my life been called a whining bitch and a loser."
It's never too late, though, is it?