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Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul went from being Janet Jackson's choreographer to achieving pop stardom with her string of hits from "Forever Your Girl." Her follow-up records did not perform as well, and she faded from the spotlight until 2002 when joined "American Idol." Abdul's quirky ways and bickering with fellow judge Simon Cowell often get more attention than the show's contestants. The show propelled Abdul back to stardom, and she's done several side projects, including her own reality show and jewelry collection.
Paula Abdul went from being Janet Jackson's choreographer to achieving pop stardom with her string of hits from "Forever Your Girl." Her follow-up records did not perform as well, and she faded from the spotlight until 2002 when joined "American Idol." Abdul's quirky ways and bickering with fellow judge Simon Cowell often get more attention than the show's contestants. The show propelled Abdul back to stardom, and she's done several side projects, including her own reality show and jewelry collection. « Show less

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  • 'So You Can Think You Can Dance': Nigel Lythgoe on show's 10 seasons

    'So You Can Think You Can Dance': Nigel Lythgoe on show's 10 seasons
    Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" has ridden the wave of dance show popularity and will complete its 10th season with Tuesday night's finale. Along with creating successful dancers and choreographers, the show (also known as "SYTYCD") can lay claim...
  • Review: In late-night return, Arsenio Hall lives in the past

    Review: In late-night return, Arsenio Hall lives in the past
    Arsenio Hall, who was on the cover of Time magazine in 1989 ("TV's hip host grabs the post-Carson generation"), returned to the air Monday night for an indefinite run as the host of a revived "The Arsenio Hall Show." (It should be said right off that...
  • Arsenio Hall returns to late night with solid ratings Monday

    Arsenio Hall is back on late night after a 19-year absence, and his return made a strong showing in ratings Monday, especially in Los Angeles, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  In Nielsen's 25 markets with local people meters, CBS Television...
  • 'X Factor' ratings slide: Where Simon Cowell went wrong

    The ratings are in, and it's time to ask: What went wrong with "X Factor"?  Season 3 of Simon Cowell's singing show got a jump-start on the fall season Wednesday night, but the numbers were pretty close to a disaster. An average of 6.2 million viewers...
  • Randy Jackson out at 'American Idol'

    Randy Jackson out at 'American Idol'
    Randy Jackson, the only judge who has been on "American Idol" since the beginning, is leaving the show. In a statement to the press, Jackson confirmed that, "After 12 years of judging on 'American Idol' I have decided it is time to leave after this...
  • Nicki Minaj reportedly the next to leave 'American Idol'

    Nicki Minaj reportedly the next to leave 'American Idol'
    Could Nicki Minaj be the next to leave the struggling "American Idol?" It appears so according to a report in Us Weekly. Citing unnamed sources, the magazine says Minaj won't be back on "Idol" when it returns for its 13th season. Instead, the singer...
  • What Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio bring to 'X Factor'

    News that Simon Cowell has tapped R&B singer Kelly Rowland and Latin superstar Paulina Rubio to join him as judges on Season 3 of “The X Factor” doesn't come as a surprise. Along with dozens of others, their names had been floated around for...
  • Fox reality TV exec Mike Darnell leaves a legacy

    The man considered to be the godfather of reality television is stepping down. Mike Darnell, head of alternative entertainment for Fox Broadcasting, is leaving the network after almost two decades overseeing both the good — "American Idol" —...
  • Greg Lauren, Barneys New York fete new designer fragrance

    Greg Lauren, Barneys New York fete new designer fragrance
    Actor, artist and fashion designer Greg Lauren unveiled his foray into the world of fragrance in Hollywood on Tuesday night -- against a backdrop of olive-drab Army tents, paint-splattered plywood floors and just beyond a paintbrush-wielding gentleman...
  • Hey Simon Cowell: With 'X Factor' ratings sliding, can you save it?

    Hey Simon Cowell: With 'X Factor' ratings sliding, can you save it?
    Attention, Simon Cowell: You need to rethink the ratings factor for "The X Factor." Fox's singing contest reemerged Tuesday night with a serious baseball hangover, drooping to just 4.9 million total viewers with a two-hour special, according to Nielsen....
  • Paula Abdul, Angela Bassett at 'The Scottsboro Boys' opening night

    Paula Abdul, Angela Bassett at 'The Scottsboro Boys' opening night
    As she entered the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center on Wednesday for opening night of “The Scottsboro Boys,” Paula Abdul said she was excited to see the show. A musical theater fan, Abdul said, “I go to everything in New York,&...