Paula Abdul Trivia

  • 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


  • Teamed up with the people behind the "Chicken Soup For The Soul" books to create motivational books and greeting cards aimed at girls and young women (June 2007).
  • Was trying to avoid stepping on her pet chihuahua on May 19, 2007 at home and fell, broke her nose and toe, while tore her cartilage as well.
  • Was on Mach 24, 2005 sentenced to 2 years probation and ordered to pay $1100 after she pleaded no contest to an involvement in a hit-and-run incident in December 2004.
  • Her favorite love song is "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack.
  • Named Woman of the Year by the Nevada Ballet Theatre on January 27, 2007.
  • Was at the 6th spot on Mr. Blackwell's 47th annual "Worst Dressed" list released on January 9, 2007.
  • Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that can be found at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Her second album "Spellbound" (1991) went triple platinum, while its single "Rush Rush" sold Gold.
  • Got a full scholarship to a dance academy run by legendary dancer and choreographer Bella Lewitzky.
  • Her parents split when she was 7 years old.
  • Has her own jewelry design called "Innergy" and a clothing label named "Skirtz," which consists of 'Cheer' and 'Dance' lines.
  • Used to be a vegetarian.
  • Her #1 hit "Straight Up" (1989) was ranked #81 on VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs.
  • Her father is of Syrian Jewish descent, while her mother is a Canadian Jew.
  • Spent her honeymoon with Emilio Estevez in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Co-wrote Kylie Minogue's 2000 hit single "Spinning Around".
  • Choreographed the dance sequences in the films "Dragnet" (1987), "Big" (1988), "Coming to America" (1988) and "American Beauty" (1999).
  • Has choreographed Suzanne Somers and Toni Basil's stage shows.
  • Choreographed and appeared in Toto's 1986 music video for "Till The End".
  • Has choreographed music videos for The Jackson Five, Janet Jackson, Debbie Gibson, ZZ Top, George Michael, Dolly Parton, INXS, Prince, and Duran Duran.
  • Was a Los Angeles Lakers Girl.
  • Once revealed that she suffered from bulimia, but finally recovered.
  • Had Michael Bolton as her babysitter when she was growing up.
  • Becoming a head cheerleader and senior class president in her high school.
  • Had performed dancing and singing in community musical theater groups at 7.
  • Began taking dance lessons when she was eight.