Paula Abdul Lashes Out at Critics

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Paula Abdul Lashes Out at Critics
It hasn't been an easy season already for Paula Abdul. People are accusing the American Idol judge of drunken, irresponsible behavior.

But she can handle it.

"People are being mean, but I can take it," she told Entertainment Tonight's Jann Carl Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, right before former Idol winner Carrie Underwood won a paid of awards. "You know I am a warrior. I am on a show that is the biggest show in history, practically. It is crazy. People are going to try to make things up and look for things, but I love what I do, and I am going to keep on doing it."

Abdul says her 20 years of experience in the business have given her the fortitude to handle the ups and downs of this volatile industry. And she is facing the adversity with a positive attitude, standing up for herself and rising above it all

"You take it with what you are given," she continues. "Knock on wood, I am on a show that I absolutely love and adore. What comes with that is a whole lot of controversy. I am good at weathering the storms and the controversy."

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