Paula Abdul's airplane diva antics draws guffaws
By Stone Martindale Apr 18, 2007, 23:38 GMT
Paula Abdul - Beverly Hills, CA © Scott Alan / Photorazzi
‘You're no Sanjaya,’ one fellow traveler reportedly shouted according to MSNBC, after Paula Abdul tried to pull a fast one on Southwest Airlines, claiming she was famous and needed to board first.
Jeanette Walls "scoops" from Star magazine sources that Abdul earnestly attempted her diva trip, but passengers were reduced to laughter.
Abdul "reportedly thought she should receive special treatment on a recent flight, but the other passengers were having none of that."
On a recent Southwest flight, allegedly Abdul demanded — futilely— special treatment, unnamed sources snitched to Star.
“She pulled a major diva trip,” one “eyewitness” told Star. “The other passengers were not amused.”
Abdul was a passenger booked on a sold-out Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Burbank, California, and reportedly demanded first-class treatment despite the fact there’s no first-class section on the airline according to the Scoop at MSNBC.
“She asked to be let on the plane and seated first,” an “eyewitness” told the Star. When Abdul was told who was allowed on first (babies, old people, disabled) she allegedly declared, “But I’m famous! I need to go on first!”
The alleged response from a bemused passenger was: “You’re no Sanjaya! You have to board like everyone else.” That, according to the unnamed Star source, "prompted a round of laughter from the others — except Abdul."
Star claims Abdul "pushed her way in front of the rest of the passengers" so that she could snag a front seat, reserving the one next to her telling others it was taken.
The tabloids report that a flight attendant "told her she had to give up the seat because the flight was full."
Abdul kept a low profile but was “twitchy” during much of the trip according to Star.