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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'American Idol' showdown: It's Nicki Minaj versus Mariah Carey

    'American Idol' showdown: It's Nicki Minaj versus Mariah Carey
    Well, so much for playing nice. “American Idol” has barely gotten underway and a purported feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj -- they’ve both denied the beef -- has become a full-blown diva showdown, as seen in video leaked by...
  • Khloe K., Mario Lopez officially join 'X Factor'

    Khloe K., Mario Lopez officially join 'X Factor'
    It didn't take long for "The X Factor" to seal the deal with Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. Earlier this month, a source close to the show told CNN that the pair were in final negotiations to become hosts on the Fox singing competition, and on...
  • Jerry Buss used team tennis, roller hockey to train his children

    Jerry Buss used team tennis, roller hockey to train his children
    Tim Harris once played goalie for the Los Angeles Lazers, an indoor soccer team owned by Jerry Buss. Harris, now an executive with the Lakers, said that as he looks back it was obvious what Buss was doing. "He was setting up these labs for his kids to...
  • Comedy "Irma Vep" Heading to West Hartford's Playhouse on Park

    Comedy "Irma Vep" Heading to West Hartford's Playhouse on Park
    This sounds like a perfect fit for the eclectic, funky Playhouse on Park in West Hartford. It's a production of the loopy Charles Ludlam comedy "The Mystery of Irma Vep," the very funny show that features two actors performing an amazing variety of kooky...
  • Interview: Robin Thicke changes tune on reality TV

    Interview: Robin Thicke changes tune on reality TV
    Little known fact about R&B crooner Robin Thicke: He’s funny. It’s true. The “Lost Without U” singer frequently makes others around him laugh with his self-deprecating remarks and dirty sense of humor, not to mention his...
  • "The Pursuit of Other Interests" by Jim Kokoris

    "The Pursuit of Other Interests" by Jim Kokoris
    "The Pursuit of Other Interests" By Jim Kokoris St. Martin’s Press, $24.99 Novels set against the backdrop of hard economic times will come and go as the economy flourishes or declines, but novels about getting fired are forever. That fear is...
  • Interview: Kelly Rowland loving her freer new sound

    Interview: Kelly Rowland loving her freer new sound
    Just like she did on her previous two solo albums, Kelly Rowland — best known as one third of the superstar trio Destiny’s Child — enlisted some help from the hip-hop world on her newest album, “Here I Am.” The album features...
  • Turn your passion into a payday

    Turn your passion into a payday
    John Strelecky knows a bit about taking risks. At the height of his career as a strategy consultant in 2002, he decided to quit his job. "I was on track to be partner and all was going great, but it wasn't making me happy," said Strelecky, author of...
  • Why 'American Idol' is worth watching

    Why 'American Idol' is worth watching
    After what felt like months of rampant speculation, Fox has finally announced that the “American Idol” judges' panel will include pop-rap vixen Nicki Minaj and country statesman Keith Urban. The two are joining fellow newbie, pop diva Mariah...