"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul "had an insane nervous breakdown" at Los Angeles International Airport over the holidays, according to a report on radaronline.com.

A tipster who saw her in the Continental Airlines terminal told the site: "She had an insane nervous breakdown that lasted 10 minutes. One minute she was hyperventilating and on the verge of passing out; the next she was yelling into her cell phone in this deep, rage-filled Poltergeist voice.

"She kept screaming three names over and over — Michael, Sidney, and Leslie. Everyone was staring at her, but she didn't care," the tipster continued.

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A call to Abdul's representative was not immediately returned.

"American Idol" kicks off its new season on Tuesday night.