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@PaulaAbdul

Born – June 19, 1962
San Fernando, CA

Singer, TV judge, ex-Mrs. Emilio Estevez.

Was a cheerleader for the L.A. Lakers, became a choreographer for music videos, became a singer, and starred opposite an animated cat in a music video.

Had a bunch of hit songs, married Emilio Estevez, disappeared into obscurity – never to be heard from again.

Was rescued from obscurity by “American Idol” in 2002, served as a judge opposite Simon Cowell until 2010, left the show due to a salary dispute.

No one really noticed or cared.

Re-teamed with Simon Cowell for "The X Factor" in 2011.

De-teamed with Simon Cowell from "The X Factor” in 2012 when she got the ax.

Remains an inspiration to young girls who dream of marrying Emilio Estevez and dancing with animated cats everywhere.

Fun Fact: She choreographed the giant keyboard dance sequence for the movie "Big."

Question: Why do you need a choreographer to teach Tom Hanks and an old man how to jump around on a giant piano keyboard? Weird. 

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I Got Burned By Tanning Bed Now They'll Pay

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Insane Clown Posse -- Out Rhymed by Giant Pussy Cat

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Out Rhymed By Giant Pussy Cat

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Paula Abdul -- I'm Selling My CURSED L.A. Mansion

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I'm Selling My CURSED L.A. Mansion

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- 787 days ago
Paula Abdul -- $900,000 Poorer After Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit

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$900,000 Poorer After Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit

Paula Abdul just learned a valuable lesson in court ... don't let random women slip and fall in your driveway -- because it could cost you $900,000.TMZ broke the story ... a woman named Jill Kohl… READ MORE >

- 788 days ago
Simon Cowell -- I'm Not Finished With Paula Abdul

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I'm Not Finished with Paula Abdul

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- 810 days ago
Paula Abdul -- FIRED from 'X Factor'

Paula Abdul
FIRED from 'X Factor' ... And Simon Hasn't Called

Paula Abdul got the ax from "X Factor" ... TMZ has learned.It's a stunning development, given that Simon Cowell personally recruited Paula after she was booted from "American Idol."Sources also… READ MORE >

- 810 days ago
Nicole Scherzinger -- Fired from 'X Factor' ... Laughs It Off in NYC

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Fired from 'X Factor' ... Laughs It Off in NYC

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- 810 days ago
Nicole Scherzinger: Paula Abdul Told Me to Vote Rachel Crow Off X-Factor

Nicole Scherzinger
Paula Told Me to Vote Off Rachel Crow

"X-Factor" judge Paula Abdul secretly instructed Nicole Scherzinger to vote off Rachel Crow last week ... just moments before the earth-shattering elimination -- and we have proof.Paula's mic was… READ MORE >

- 860 days ago
'X-Factor' Reject Drew Ryniewicz: Stop Threatening Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger!

'X-Factor' Reject Drew
Stop Threatening Paula & Nicole!

"X-Factor" cast-off Drew Ryniewicz is lashing back after some deranged fans threatened to kill  Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger last week -- telling TMZ, she has no hard feelings against… READ MORE >

- 867 days ago
'X-Factor' Judges Paula Abdul & Nicole Scherzinger -- Targeted by Death Threats After Voting Off Drew

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Targeted by Death Threats After Eliminating Drew

"X-Factor" hosts Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger voted off the wrong contestant Thursday night -- at least according to several angry Drew Ryniewicz fans ... whose violent threats have Paula… READ MORE >

- 868 days ago

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