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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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  • Can Toni Braxton un-break her career?

    Can Toni Braxton un-break her career?
    Bret Michaels did it. Bobby Brown did it too, to much less success. So did Paula Abdul. The preferred vehicle for a musical comeback is not on the charts any more but on reality television. The latest to join that rich tradition is Toni Braxton, the...
  • Why you should be watching 'The Voice'

    Why you should be watching 'The Voice'
    We'd rather not think about the Super Bowl. But after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented to Sunday's winner comes a championship contest we can really get behind: the premiere of the second season of "The Voice" on NBC. A different kind of talent...
  • 'The X-Factor': What you need to know before the premiere

    'The X-Factor': What you need to know before the premiere
    Television just isn't the same without Simon Cowell. Whether you love or loathe him, there's little denying his impact on reality TV competitions and pop-culture in general. Cowell returns to the tube Wednesday night, when his beloved project (and...
  • 'The X-Factor' recap: A running diary of the first episode

    'The X-Factor' recap: A running diary of the first episode
    THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
  • 'The X-Factor' recap: Can the second episode outdo the premiere?

    'The X-Factor' recap: Can the second episode outdo the premiere?
    THE SKINNY: Have we been had? "The X-Factor" followed up a seriously stellar debut with a two-hour mess of talentless singers and worse. The supporters of the first episode should be worried. Was Thursday night the real "X-Factor" or just a momentary bump...
  • Paige Elizabeth: Someone for Baltimore to cheer on 'The X Factor'

    Paige Elizabeth: Someone for Baltimore to cheer on 'The X Factor'
    Paige Elizabeth, an 18-year-old day-care worker from Perry Hall, is getting a crash course in the power of television and instant fame. Two weeks ago, a brief clip of her audition singing Lady Gaga’s “You & I” aired on Simon Cowell&...
  • Anti-consumerism backlash loud, but inaudible over Black Thursday buzz

    The fella who launched the petition to "save Thanksgiving" by trying to stop Target's midnight opening on Black Friday probably felt pretty good about his feel-good measure, which, ultimately, is what the petition amounted to. As it turns out, rallying...
  • Two Maryland performers make the final 12 on Fox's 'The X Factor'

    Two Maryland performers make the final 12 on Fox's 'The X Factor'
    Two area Maryland performers made it to the final 12 on Simon Cowell's talent competition "The X Factor." They are 18-year-old Paige Elizabeth, of Perry Hall, and 20-year-old Marcus Canty, of Bowie. Read a Sun interview I did with Elizabeth two weeks...
  • 'American Idol': second set of 12 semifinalists performs

     
    We can only hope that tonight's performers learned something from the disaster that was last week's American Idol and will up their game. (And pick good songs. And sing well. And not lose it on stage.)I wasn't going to recap all......
  • 'American Idol': Top 9 perform

     
    On tonight's American Idol, it's an open kind of theme: The Top 9 can pick any song as long as it's a popular download on iTunes. Hmmm ... interesting. Now we'll see what they're really made of! Or something.Anoop Desai......
  • 'American Idol': Top 8 perform songs from their birth year

     
    Tonight's American Idol will have the Top 8 singing songs from the year they were born. This pretty much makes it '80s night, except for Allison Iraheta, who was born in 1992. Last week's theme was similarly wide open, and......
  • Catching up on reality TV news ...

     
    It's been a busy few days in the reality TV sphere, and I'm hardly the only person writing about it, as it turns out.-- First up, American Idol's Paula Abdul is going to be on ABC News' Nightline on Thursday.......