Remember yesterday's Paula meltdown over her PR guy not showing up for her taping of The Jimmy Kimmel Show? Yeah, well, today TMZ.com is saying that it was the American Idol judge herself who told her rep Howard Bragman not to come. According to the website, he was en route when Paula's assistant called and told him he wasn't wanted there. Then, less than an hour later, that same assistant called again and asked where the heck he was. When Bragman reminded her that she'd just told him not to come, she responded, in essence, "Well, you know how Paula is." Sorry, Paula. I'm going with Team Howard on this one.

Apparently, I'm not the only one, either. In response to the tape being leaked, Abdul issued a statement in which she calls such action "not only illegal but also highly unethical. While I don't feel a need to justify or explain my conversation, even as a public figure, I do feel my privacy has been violated and find this action to be unacceptable."