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Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul
Personal information
Birth namePaula Julie Abdul
OriginSan Fernando, California, United States
GenresPop, R&B
OccupationSinger, songwriter, choreographer, dancer, television personality, actress
Years active1978 � present
LabelsVirgin (1987 � 1996)
Mercury (1997)
Concord (2008)
Filament (2009 � present)

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Paula Julie Abdul (c-eniconˈæbduːl; born June 19, 1962)

is an American recording artist, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.

In the 1980s, Abdul rose from cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era before scoring a string of pop music-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1 there. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video - Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".

After her initial period of success, she suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life, until she found renewed fame and success in the 2000s as a judge on the television series, American Idol, for eight years, before departing from the show. Abdul had moved on to another television series, CBS's Live to Dance, which debuted in January 2011. The series has since been canceled. Following her judging role in Live to Dance, Abdul moved to the American version of The X Factor with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell which will premiere in September 2011. She is said to be working on a new album.

Paula Abdul Video

Paula's butt stinks, dawg.
0.30 min. | 3.40 user rating
I caught this on my local station this morning and couldn't believe it. Paula is definitely on something.
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A video of Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul that was shown in the second season finale of American Idol. And yes, it really is Simon and Paula. Awhile back, a company claimed that some of the content was theirs (the song, apparently). Anyway, this video has been blocked in some countries, but I don't see any countries in the list. I'll see if I can post one with no audio, but with subtitles. =/ No copyright infringement intended.
1.85 min. | 4.68 user rating
Paula Abdul making an appearance on the X Factor.
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Clips are copyright to WMG. A video about Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul along to Kelly Clarkson's song 'A Moment Like This' - It says its by Leona in the credits and thats because somebody sent me the version of the song, saying it was by Leona when it wasn't and I only just realised.
3.82 min. | 4.68 user rating
Paula Abdul is wasted from the beginning of the night. Listen to her.
0.77 min. | 3.93 user rating
The 36th Annual American Music Awards 2009 Eminem and Lady Gaga have been added to the performer lineup for the American Music Awards. The 37th annual show, which airs on ABC live from Los Angeles on November 22, will also feature performances from Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, the Black Eyed Peas and, in the television debut of the title track from his upcoming album For Your Entertainment, Adam Lambert. Watch American Music Awards online The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows. The AMAs were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammys after the move of that year's show to Nashville, Tennessee led to CBS picking up the Grammy telecasts after its first two in 1971 and 1972 were broadcast on ABC. American Music Awards AMA Eminem "Lady Gaga" Jay-Z "Alicia Keys" "Jennifer Lopez" "Black Eyed Peas" "Adam Lambert" "Snoop Dogg" "Paula Abdul" performer lineup 37th annual show ABC live Los Angeles November 22 2009 nominees Country Latin Soul RnB Band Pop Rock Alternative "red carpet"
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Music video by Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson performing Dance Like There's No Tomorrow. (C) 2008 Concord Music Group, Inc.
3.52 min. | 4.85 user rating
Music video by Paula Abdul/The Wild Pair performing Opposites Attract (Video).
3.82 min. | 4.88 user rating
Here is a video of Paula Abdul on a morning show. I think she might have mixed to many pain pills with to much alcohol.
4.93 min. | 4.50 user rating

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Katy Perry 'E.T.' Video Premiere: Where to Watch - The Stir (blog) Tweet this news
The Stir (blog)--In the '80s, you had Madonna on the A-list, and a lot of C-list not-as-iconic pop stars like Debbie Gibson, -Paula Abdul- or Taylor Dayne. These days, we've got Lady Gaga vs. Katy Perry, Rihanna and Ke$ha duking it out for who c - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:07:05 GMT+00:00
Teen sweats it out to raise cash for breast health - Metro Canada - Halifax Tweet this news
Metro Canada - Halifax--Singer and former American Idol judge -Paula Abdul-, third from right, dances along with members of Team Bro at Saturday's Bust a Move event at the Canada Games Centre. “It's a blessing and an honour to be here. Everyon - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 05:26:30 GMT+00:00
Has Simon Cowell used Cheryl Cole? - Now Magazine Online (blog) Tweet this news
Now Magazine Online (blog)---Paula Abdul-, Nicki Minaj, Nicole Scherzinger and, eternally, Cheryl Cole. Who's got the X Factor? Judging by last weekend's LA auditions of The X Factor, mega-millionaire Simon Cowell is set to make even more dosh w - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:57:58 GMT+00:00
Paula Abdul and Bust a Movers boost funds for breast health - Canada NewsWire (press release) Tweet this news
Canada NewsWire (press release)--HALIFAX, March 26 /CNW/ - Nova Scotians, led by local fitness instructors and the iconic -Paula Abdul-, came together today at Halifax's new Canada Games Centre for six hours of exercise and a celebration of a combine - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 20:13:22 GMT+00:00
Simon Cowell: Paula Abdul 'Still in the Mix' for 'X Factor' Judge - Entertainment Tonight News Tweet this news
Entertainment Tonight News--Simon Cowell -- the brainchild behind the new singing competition "The X Factor" -- says he has not ruled out -Paula Abdul- as a judge on the show. Cowell recently announced that music producer LA Reid -- whom - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:08:35 GMT+00:00
PAULA ABDUL - veryhot's posterous - Tweet this news you can find here Paula.. -Paula Abdul- grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California. "I could have killed myself," the Idol judge says about her previous dependence on medication. -Paula Abdul- began her caree - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:49:48 GMT+00:00
Simon Cowell talks Paula Abdul on 'X Factor,' Susan Boyle (video) - Tweet this news may not come as too drastic of a surprise, but Simon Cowell still believes that -Paula Abdul- may end up being one of his judges on the upcoming adaptation of "The X Factor" to air this fall. "Paula is still in - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:06:13 GMT+00:00
Media Advisory - Paula Abdul set to Bust a Move for Breast Health on Saturday - Canada NewsWire (press release) Tweet this news
Canada NewsWire (press release)--HALIFAX, March 24 /CNW/ - Iconic Hollywood entertainer -Paula Abdul- will be leading hundreds of participants and volunteers on Saturday, March 26 th as they 'bust a move' to raise further funds for comprehensive - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:09:51 GMT+00:00
Montana Ballet Company presents a spring gala - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle Tweet this news
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle--As a special highlight, MBC will be joined by White Tree Fine Art, finalists on -Paula Abdul's- TV series, "Live to Dance." The husband and wife duo will dance their acclaimed pas de deux, "Equa - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:30:28 GMT+00:00
Sharon Osbourne `too opinionated` for X-Factor job - Monsters and Tweet this news
Monsters and Sharon thinks Simon should call on his former American Idol panelist -Paula Abdul-. 'I think Simon should take Paula because they work so well together and they've got great chemistry,' she said.--- - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:27:05 GMT+00:00

Substance abuse allegations :
Year Film Role Notes
1978 Junior High School Sherry
1987 Can't Buy Me Love Dancer Uncredited
1997 Touched By Evil Elle Collier TV Movie
1998 The Waiting Game Amy Fuentes TV Movie
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Herself 1 Episode
1999 The Wayans Bros. Sasha 1 Episode
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story Denise Walton TV Movie
Family Guy Herself 2 Episodes
2002 � 2009 American Idol Judge Guest Appearance Finale 2010
2004 That's So Raven Undercover Judge 1 Episode
2005 Romy and Michele: In the Beginning Herself TV Movie
Less Than Perfect Kathleen 1 Episode
Robots Watch Cameo
2006 The X Factor UK Guest Judge 3 Episodes
2007 Hey Paula Herself 7 Episodes, also Executive Producer
2009 RAH Paula Abdul's Cheerleading Bowl Herself Host
Brüno Herself Uncredited
2008 Hotel Babylon Herself Guest star
2009 � 2010 Drop Dead Diva Herself 3 episodes
2010/2011 Live to Dance Judge
2011-present The X Factor (U.S.) Judge

Substance abuse allegations :
Year Film Notes
1983 Private School
1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas
1987 The Tracey Ullman Show Won 1989 Emmy Award for
"Outstanding Achievement in Choreography"
Can't Buy Me Love
The Running Man
1988 Action Jackson
Coming To America
1989 She's Out of Control
Dance To Win
The Karate Kid, Part III
1990 17th American Music Awards Won 1990 Emmy Award for
"Outstanding Achievement in Choreography"
1991 The Doors Val Kilmer's choreographer
1996 Jerry Maguire
1999 American Beauty
2001 Black Knight
2002 The Master of Disguise

Paula Abdul

Studio albumsForever Your Girl (1988) * Spellbound (1991) * Head Over Heels (1995)
Other albumsShut Up and Dance (1990) * Paula Abdul: Greatest Hits (2000) * Greatest Hits: Straight Up! (2007)
Singles"Knocked Out" * "(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me" * "Straight Up" * "Forever Your Girl" * "Cold Hearted" * "Opposites Attract" (with The Wild Pair) * "Rush Rush" * "Promise of a New Day" * "Blowing Kisses in the Wind" * "Vibeology" * "Will You Marry Me?" * "My Love Is for Real" * "Crazy Cool" * "Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up" * "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" (with Randy Jackson) * "I'm Just Here for the Music"
ToursUnder My Spell Tour
Related topicsDiscography * American Idol * The X Factor (UK) * Hey Paula * Emilio Estevez

American Idol

Seasons1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * 9 * 10
HostsRyan Seacrest * Brian Dunkleman (2002)
JudgesRandy Jackson * Paula Abdul (2002 �2009) * Simon Cowell (2002 �2010) * Kara DioGuardi (2009 �present) * Ellen DeGeneres (2010 �present)
WinnersKelly Clarkson * Ruben Studdard * Fantasia Barrino * Carrie Underwood * Taylor Hicks * Jordin Sparks * David Cook * Kris Allen * Lee DeWyze
Winners' singles"A Moment Like This" * "Flying Without Wings" * "I Believe" * "Inside Your Heaven" * "Do I Make You Proud" * "This Is My Now" * "The Time of My Life" * "No Boundaries" * "Beautiful Day"
Runners-upJustin Guarini * Clay Aiken * Diana DeGarmo * Bo Bice * Katharine McPhee * Blake Lewis * David Archuleta * Adam Lambert * Crystal Bowersox
Other alumniJosh Gracin * Jennifer Hudson * Elliott Yamin * Chris Daughtry * Kellie Pickler
Spin-offsFrom Justin to Kelly * Juniors * Christmas * Extra * Rewind
Related articlesUnderground * Compilation Series * Controversies * Discography * Hot 100 singles * Episodes * Idol series * Magazine * Top-selling alumni * Alumni awards and nominations * Video game * The American Idol Experience * Idol Gives Back

The X Factor UK

SeriesMain: 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7
Celebrity: Battle of the Stars
PresentersDermot O'Leary * Konnie Huq
Former: Holly Willoughby * Kate Thornton * Fearne Cotton * Ben Shephard
JudgesSimon Cowell * Dannii Minogue * Louis Walsh * Cheryl Cole
Former: Sharon Osbourne * Brian Friedman
Guest: Paula Abdul * Geri Halliwell * Natalie Imbruglia * Pixie Lott * Katy Perry * Nicole Scherzinger
WinnersMain series: Steve Brookstein * Shayne Ward * Leona Lewis * Leon Jackson * Alexandra Burke * Joe McElderry
Celebrity series: Lucy Benjamin
Related singlesWinner's singles: "Against All Odds" * "That's My Goal" * "A Moment Like This" * "When You Believe" * "Hallelujah * "The Climb"
Charity singles: "Hero" * "You Are Not Alone"
Related articlesList of finalists (Series 5 * 6) * List of music releases * Controversy and criticism * Syco TV * Fremantlemedia * talkbackTHAMES

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography

Tony Charmoli (1976) * Ron Field (1977) * Ron Field (1978) * Kevin Carlisle (1979) * Alan Johnson (1980) * Walter Painter (1981) * Debbie Allen (1982) * Debbie Allen (1983) * Michael Smuin (1984) * Twyla Tharp (1985) * Walter Painter (1986) * Michael Peters / Dee Dee Wood (1987) * Alan Johnson (1988) * Walter Painter / Paula Abdul (1989) * Paula Abdul / Dean Barlow / Michael Darrin (1990) * Debbie Allen (1991) * Paul Taylor (1992) * Michael Peters (1993) * Linda Talcott (1994) * Ulysses Dove (1995) * Anita Mann / Charonne Mose (1996) * Marguerite Derricks / Sarah Kawahara (1997) * Marguerite Derricks / Peggy Holmes (1998) * Judith Jamison / Marguerite Derricks (1999) * Rob Marshall (2000)

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