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Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul


Famous as :

Pop singer, choreographer

Birth Name :

Paula Julie Abdul

Birth Date :

June 19, 1962

Birth Place :

San Fernando, California, USA

Spouse :

Emilio Estevez (actor-director, 29-Apr-92 - May 1994), Brad Beckerman (sportswear designer, 24-Oct-96 - 1998)

Claim to fame :

American Idol judge


There are only of few artists who have been equally recognized, awarded and celebrated "in front of the camera" as well as "behind the camera" and surely Paula Abdul is worthy to be placed among them. It is because she possesses such a great talent which has led her to be an exceptional choreographer and singer in U.S.. Throughout her career, she has been involved in 37 choreography projects of movie, television, video, stage, and live tour. As a singer, she has collected 11 awards with worldwide album sales reaching 40 million records. All of these have proven that she is indeed can be considered as one of the most notable artists and choreographers in the world.

Paula Julie Abdul has involved herself in music and dance from a very young age. Born on June 19, 1962 in San Fernando, California, she had performed dancing and singing in community musical theater groups at 7. During summertime, she also took part in U.S. theatrical productions. Her desire to be a dancer grew stronger after she watched Gene Kelly's musical film entitled "Singing in the Rain." Pursuing her dream, she learned jazz and tap dance when she was barely 8 years old. Her talent and skills were impressive so that she was rewarded a scholarship to develop her dancing ability under Joe Traime at Bell Lewitzky Company. Attending Van Nuys High School, she became a head cheerleader as well as senior class president. She was graduated in 1980 then continued her study at California State University Northridge, majoring in TV and radio broadcasting. It was during this time that she joined an audition held by the Los Angeles Lakers NBA Cheerleading team. With her distinguishing and dynamic style of dancing, she was successfully accepted, even later was pointed to be the head choreographer of the team.

Latest News

Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo Tapped as New Judges for 'SYTYCD'

January 22, 2015 21:36:05 GMT

is returning to FOX, six years after leaving the "" judging panel. She is signed on to be one of the new judges on the upcoming season 12 of "". The other new addition is .

'DWTS' Depicts Iconic Routines in Week 3, Books Paula Abdul as Guest Judge

October 09, 2012 03:44:40 GMT

The remaining contestants of ": All-Stars" were dancing their way out to avoid double eliminations this week. In the Monday, October 8 performance show, the celebrities were tasked to reinvent iconic routines from past seasons.

Paula Abdul Puts Los Angeles Home on the Market at $1.9 Million

February 23, 2012 02:35:37 GMT

is looking forward to selling her home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles. The TV personality, who once served as a judge on "" and "", has just put her 4,679-square-foot contemporary Mediterranean mansion on the market, listing it at $1.9 million.

'The Voice' Coaches to Deliver Prince Medley on New Season's Night Two

February 01, 2012 03:03:00 GMT

"" coaches, , , Green and , will throw a special performance during the second episode of the show's new season. PEOPLE reported that the four judges are set to deliver a rocking medley of 's hits.

Simon Cowell Confirms 'X Factor (US)' Shake-Up, Paula Abdul Understands the Situation

February 01, 2012 02:56:26 GMT

has spoken up about the big changes on "". Confirming the departures of judges and , as well as host Steve Jones, the British television personality stated, "I want to say a massive thank you to Paula, Nicole and Steve for being part of The X Factor last year."

Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul Out of 'X Factor (US)' Too

January 31, 2012 06:46:45 GMT

"" is apparently undergoing a big shakeup. Just hours after Steven Jones announced that he won't return as the host in season 2, and were also reported out of the show.

Paula Abdul Split From Label Owner Boyfriend

January 08, 2012 16:56:03 GMT

"" judge is back on the single market. Turns out the 49-year-old singer has broken up from record label owner Jeff Bratton since November last year. Their reason of split was none other than busy schedules.

Police Came to Paula Abdul's House With Guns Drawn

December 16, 2011 18:02:13 GMT

A little incident happened over at 's home on Friday, December 16 morning. Police came to her Sherman Oaks residence after alarm went off, responding to a call made by a private security company that monitors the neighborhood.

'X Factor' Video: Paula Abdul Told Nicole Scherzinger to Force a Deadlock

December 13, 2011 04:06:46 GMT

has been blamed for causing 's elimination on "", but it now appears that she could share the responsibility of the outcome with . TMZ has just released a video which reveals that the former girlfriend of got an advice from her fellow female judge before making a decision on the top 5 result show.

Two 'X Factor' Judges Get Harassing Messages After Drew Shocking Elimination

December 05, 2011 07:34:16 GMT

Drew Ryniewicz might have got the consolation from after getting the boot from "", but some viewers apparently could not contain their disappointment over the judges' decision to send home their favorite. Reports said and have received violent messages after showing no favor to the 14-year-old singer in last week's result show.

Calle 13 Lead 2011 Latin Grammy Awards by Winning Nine Gramophones

November 11, 2011 04:51:32 GMT

won big at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, November 10. The Puerto Rican duo comprised of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez bagged a total of nine Golden Gramophones during the star-studded prize-giving event which took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Katy Perry: If It Doesn't Hurt the First Time, I Want a Lot of Kids

November 11, 2011 04:41:21 GMT

isn't ready to put numbers on how many kids she will have just yet. The "California Gurls" hitmaker stopped by "" for an interview to air Friday, November 11, and asked if she wants "a lot of kids". In her response, she said, "If it doesn't hurt the first time... I'll keep popping them out."

'X Factor' Sends Home Stereo Hogzz, Paula Abdul Has a 'Nightmare'

November 11, 2011 04:29:24 GMT

Another group was sent home from "". After dodging the elimination when they were in the bottom two along with InTENsity last week, The Stereo Hogzz were eventually sent packing on Thursday, November 10's result show, which saw and as musical guests.

'X Factor' Recap: Judges Irritate Each Other as the Top 11 Perform

November 10, 2011 08:36:50 GMT

"" returned with the top 11 performance show on Wednesday night, November 9. While the judges sang praises to most of the contestants, they could not help dissing each other with their comments.

Paula Abdul Shares Photos of the Flowers Cheryl Cole Sent Her

June 13, 2011 06:40:59 GMT

has got a giant bouquet of flowers from ousted judge at the start of "" auditions in New Jersey. Showing there are no hard feelings between her and the member, the former "" judge made use of her Twitter and Facebook account to share the photos.

Drake's New Song 'Dreams Money Can Buy' Unveiled

May 21, 2011 05:37:57 GMT

revealed "a story of dreams mixed with reality" in a new song called "Dreams Money Can Buy". The rapper posted the fresh track in his official blog with a short message, "A song that I felt the need to share. Not my single. Just a piece of my story. Hear me out though..."

'X Factor (US)' Promo With Complete Judges Unleashed

May 21, 2011 05:22:58 GMT

A new promo for "" has been outed, giving a sneak peek to the auditions. It is the first trailer that features all the judges, , , L.A. Reid and , but only the British music mogul speaks in the video. Also being introduced in the promo are hosts and Steve Jones.

Chris Brown's New Song 'Fools With You' Surfaces

May 09, 2011 08:36:22 GMT

's never-before-heard track called "Fools With You" has just hit the web. It has the R&B crooner singing his heart out to the woman of his dreams. "Tell me when tell me where, whatever you want baby I do it all for you/ Kinda love kinda strong I mean it and I dont give a damn," he cooes.

Pics: Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole Taping 'X Factor (US)'

May 09, 2011 08:29:08 GMT

After the official line-up was revealed during the weekend, four "" judges have began filming on Sunday, May 8. Arriving at Galen Center in Los Angeles, California to audition singer wannabes, and showed a lot of affection as they embraced each other and shared a little kiss.

Paula Abdul Reteams With Simon Cowell on 'The X Factor (US)'

May 08, 2011 22:08:00 GMT

was revealed as the last judge on the panel on Sunday as she joined , British pop star and music mogul L.A. Reid to kick off the talent search "" in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California's Galen Center.

Rep: Britney Spears Is Not Engaged

April 26, 2011 01:29:11 GMT

Pop diva isn't getting closer to walking down the aisle once again. The 29-year-old's representative has come out with a denial over any speculation on the singer's love life with her boyfriend of two years, Jason Trawick, after she was spotted wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring.

'Brothers and Sisters' Preview of Young Nora and Brody

April 25, 2011 09:15:22 GMT

One more episode before the season finale, and perhaps, series finale, "" will throw back the time. Nora recalls the time she fell in love with Brody but lost him at some point, causing a dilemma for Sarah who is about to get married to Luc.

Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole NOT Yet Set for 'X Factor (US)'

April 25, 2011 09:12:23 GMT

It is not a final decision that and will join and Antonio "L.A." Reid on "". In contrary to report which said the show's creator has picked the two beauties to accompany him as judges, Cowell's rep tells The Hollywood Reporter, "It's still playing out."

Pics: Willow Smith Leaving White House With Family

April 25, 2011 02:49:43 GMT

is expected to make merry the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll. Before she takes the outdoor stage on Monday, April 25, the 10-year-old singing sensation first made a visit to the White House to complete a soundcheck for her performance, and was snapped leaving the U.S. president's residence grounds.

'Rio' Keeps on Top of Box Office, 'Water for Elephants' Has Modest Debut

April 25, 2011 01:55:34 GMT

"" has attracted moviegoers with its tropical-bird theme over Easter weekend. The 20th Century Fox movie keeps perching on the top of North American box office with $26.3 million, collecting total gross $80.8 million in two weeks.

Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole Are the Other 'X Factor (US)' Judges

April 25, 2011 01:54:28 GMT

has made up his mind on who will judge "" in addition to him and Antonio "L.A." Reid. Deadline claims the music mogul reveals that and will complete the line up although "Abdul's deal hasn't even started" and "Cole's deal isn't quite done yet."

Paula Abdul Made Emergency Call on Valentine's Day Date

March 04, 2011 07:47:40 GMT

called cops on Valentine's Day following a heated bust-up with her date after he allegedly refused to take her home. The singer and former "" judge dialed 911 after her partner reportedly refused to drop her off at home when the pair was driving in Santa Barbara, California.

Report: 'Live to Dance' Axed, Paula Abdul 'Devastated'

February 16, 2011 02:57:04 GMT

For failing to generate the kind of ratings that please CBS, "" reportedly is axed after one season only. , who makes this a comeback to reality show after ditching "" allegedly is "devastated" by the news.

Teaser Trailer of Kevin Smith's Horror Movie 'Red State'

December 24, 2010 04:28:18 GMT

Kevin Smith's horror movie "" has finally got its first teaser trailer via Smodcast. Featuring no dialogue, the clip is filled with random, disturbing scenes some of which are bloody and violent, including people held against their will and some children joining a gay protest.

Newly-Single Zac Efron Shaves Head for Charity

December 24, 2010 03:48:36 GMT

who split from his girlfriend earlier this month has a new hair-do. The "High School Musical" actor shaved his head in a military haircut, and his fresh look was revealed when a picture of him wearing army outfit and posing with a female fan made its way out via TwitPic.

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