Paula Abdul Insists 'I Have a Brain' And that brain has not been rattled by booze By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Jan 2, 2011 3:26 PM CST 6 comments Comments Paula Abdul poses before the 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file) (Newser) – She's said it before, but apparently she thinks it bears repeating: Paula Abdul has never been drunk. In an appearance on CBS' Sunday Morning today, Julie Chen asked the former American Idol host—who is set to debut the new CBS reality show Live to Dance this week—what the biggest misconception about her is. "I am intelligent," replied Abdul. "Having a brain—that's a concept, yes, with Paula Abdul. I have a brain." As for drinking, never. "Even though I've been in this business for quite some time, I've never physically been drunk in my life. I've never been drunk in my life. I don't use recreational drugs. But I am goofy." Click for more on Paula Abdul ... and her love life.