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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 Dials 911 to Escape Boyfriend's Car

Paula Abdul made a frantic and tearful 911 call during a Valentine's Day drive with a boyfriend -- repeatedly screaming, "Drop me off!" ... and TMZ has obtained the recording.During the call --… READ MORE >

'American Idol' Judges: Who'd You Rather?

'American Idol' Judges
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Last night's "American Idol" premiere made us wonder if Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell were missed or did Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler up the show's game?  READ MORE >

- 1351 days ago
MASSIVE Faceplant on Paula Abdul's New Show

MASSIVE Faceplant on Paula Abdul's New Show

Paula Abdul's new show "Live to Dance" was absolutely painful last night ... especially for one wannabe superstar who face-planted ...and instantly sprouted a GIANT golf ball-sized welt on her… READ MORE >

- 1366 days ago
'American Idol' Judges -- Dangerous Strangers

'American Idol' Judges
Dangerous Strangers

Sources connected with "American Idol" tell TMZ ... execs on the show recklessly rolled the dice by choosing Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler as the new judges.Our "A.I." spies tell us producers… READ MORE >

- 1514 days ago
Paula Abdul -- Fit for the 'Idol' Finale

Paula Abdul -- Fit for the 'Idol' Finale

Paula Abdul will make her triumphant return to "American Idol" tomorrow night -- and she's making damn sure she looks better than everyone else. Abdul rolled over to the really fancy ... and… READ MORE >

- 1591 days ago
TMZ Live: Erin Andrews, LiLo & Jesse James

TMZ Live: Erin Andrews, LiLo & Jesse James

We took your questions on everything -- including Lindsay Lohan's BS movie excuse, Jesse James' Nazi explanation, and Erin Andrews' risqué costumes on "Dancing with the Stars."… READ MORE >

- 1591 days ago
Paula Abdul -- Searching for a Better Offer?

Paula Abdul -- Searching for a Better Offer?

Paula Abdul is supposedly thisclose to signing on for a revamped "Star Search" on ABC -- but if her reaction last night is honest, it ain't exactly a done deal for the ex-"American Idol"… READ MORE >

- 1661 days ago
Paula Abdul Will Not Be Dancing With Any Stars

Paula Abdul Will Not Be Dancing With Any Stars

When you wake up Monday morning to read the list of "stars" who will be on next season's "Dancing With the Stars" ... Paula Abdul's name will not be on it. Sources close to Paula tell TMZ the… READ MORE >

- 1677 days ago
Paula Abdul -- Stern 'Hates' American Idol, But ...

Paula Abdul -- Stern 'Hates' American Idol, But ...

Paula Abdul finally declared her opinion on the Howard Stern situation this morning .... but moments after taking a stand, the former "American Idol" judge seemed to flip-flop worse than John… READ MORE >

- 1693 days ago
Paula Abdul -- 'Dancing' Is Lucrative

Paula Abdul -- 'Dancing' Is Lucrative

Paula Abdul has a million reasons to appear on "Dancing with the Stars."ABC has offered Abdul a $1,000,000 development deal, with one catch -- she has to appear on "DWTS," sources tell TMZ.ABC has… READ MORE >

- 1710 days ago

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