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Paula Abdul

Paula Julie Abdul ( /ˈæbduːl/; born June 19, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, 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 with Diana Ross for sixth among the female solo performers who have reached No. 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 early years of the 21st century as a judge on the television series, American Idol, for eight years, before departing from the show. She then starred on the short-lived television series, CBS's Live to Dance, which lasted one season in 2011, and was subsequently a judge on the first season of American version of The X Factor with her former American Idol co-judge Simon

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Paula Abdul -- Advice For Rams Cheeleaders ... Here's What NOT To Do (VIDEO)

Paula Abdul
Advice For Rams Cheeleaders ... Here's What NOT To do

Listen up L.A. Rams Cheerleading squad ... Paula Abdul -- a legend in the cheer game -- is about to give you some game on how to deal with being a pom pom shaker in L.A. READ MORE >

'American Idol' Series Finale -- Hung, Dunkleman Returning!!

'American Idol' Series Finale
Hung, Dunkleman Returning!!

Two people responsible for putting "American Idol" on the map are definitely returning for the final shows, and we don't mean Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell. Yes, they'll be there too ... but… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
'American Idol' Star Corey Clark Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence (PHOTO)

Infamous 'American Idol' Star
Corey Clark Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence

5:50 PM PT -- Police reviewed the case and changed the charge to misdemeanor domestic violence.He's still facing a felony for aggravated harassment. Corey Clark --  the season 2… READ MORE >

- 224 days ago
Paula Abdul Sues -- I Got Burned By Tanning Bed ... Now They'll Pay!

Paula Abdul
I Got Burned By Tanning Bed Now They'll Pay

Paula Abdul is seeing red -- that's because she looked down and saw her leg burned to a crisp, and now she's suing the tanning salon that she claims scorched her to a faretheewell.Paula claims in… READ MORE >

- 847 days ago
Insane Clown Posse -- Out Rhymed by Giant Pussy Cat

Insane Clown Posse
Out Rhymed By Giant Pussy Cat

The Insane Clown Posse topped GQ's list of the worst rappers of all-time -- and to add insult to injury ... they got beat by feline rapper MC Skat Kat!Yeah, he's a cartoon -- but still sucks less… READ MORE >

- 1029 days ago
Paula Abdul -- I'm Selling My CURSED L.A. Mansion

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

LISTED -- Beautiful 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath L.A. mansion ... 4,679 square feet ... gorgeous views ... memories of a $900,000 lawsuit .. and an obsessed Paula Abdul fan killed herself just down the… READ MORE >

- 1534 days ago
Paula Abdul -- $900,000 Poorer After Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit

Paula Abdul
$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 >

- 1535 days ago
Simon Cowell -- I'm Not Finished With Paula Abdul

Simon Cowell
I'm Not Finished with Paula Abdul

Simon Cowell says he's still close with Paula Abdul -- even though he just fired her ass -- and plans to work with her again in the very near future. Cowell just released a statement about the… READ MORE >

- 1556 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 >

- 1556 days ago
Nicole Scherzinger -- Fired from 'X Factor' ... Laughs It Off in NYC

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

Hours before Nicole Scherzinger was officially bounced from "X Factor" last night ... the former judge was in NYC, laughing off questions about her demise as if the mere THOUGHT of termination was… READ MORE >

- 1556 days ago

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