STRAIGHT UP Abdul
All eyes were on Paula Abdul at the Fragrance Foundation's FiFi Awards Thursday night in Manhattan. After a leaked tape of her discussing her medical conditions and complaining about former publicist, Howard Bragman, made the rounds yesterday, a media frenzy ensued around the presenter on the red carpet. Looking pretty if a bit red-eyed at the black-tie affair, she plugged the new fragrance she is working on with Firmenich. But the highlight came when Abdul, who yesterday ran down her own list of anti-inflammatory and pain medication, answered a question about advice for Lindsay Lohan. "I'm fortunate, thank God ... I'm blessed not to have had to worry about alcoholism, drug addiction, or substance abuse," Abdul said. "It's extremely brave and courageous to get help. I have nothing but a swell heart that she's getting help."