Police say troubled Paula Abdul fan Paula Goodspeed sent the “American Idol” judge flowers just days before committing suicide outside of the star’s Sherman Oaks, Calif. mansion.
According to reports, the bouquet came with a note that read: “Here’s my new cell number.” Abdul originally thought the bouquet was from ex-boyfriend J.T. Torregiani, a source said the New York Daily News, but it quickly became clear Goodspeed was involved.
“When they contacted the number, the person asked ‘Is this Paula?’ and they recognized her,” the source said. “They put two and two together.”
Meanwhile, TMZ.com is reporting that during filming of “American Idol” at Kodak Theater this week, all contestants, families and staff are being told “not to mention anything about the suicide that occurred in front of Paula’s home saying, ‘It would put Paula in a bad mood and not be good for camera.’ … The rule is said to continue throughout the season.”