Paula Abdul Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

8th June 2016

Fact: Singer/choreographer Paula Abdul was caught out by a nervous young wannabe during a recent taping of U.S. TV competition show So You Think You Can Dance when the 12-year-old vomited on her after an audition. Little Chi Tahani made it through to the next round of the hit show and as she hugged the judges to thank them for voting for her, she threw up. The former American Idol judge appeared unfazed and calmly said, "It’s OK honey', before joking, "I’ve never had anyone just vomit on me like that!"

3rd June 2016

Quote: "How exciting, she's pregnant! I haven't seen her in a while but I'm very happy for her." Singer and dancer Paula Abdul has lost contact with her old pal Janet Jackson, who is reportedly expecting her first child at the age of 50. The pair first worked together on the R&B superstar's What Have You Done For Me Lately video back in 1986.

8th July 2015

Quote: "He is just a wonderful, charming dork! He is the funniest guy. One of the funniest people I've ever met... I haven't missed a beat with him." Singer-turned-TV personality Paula Abdul gushes about her ex-boyfriend John Stamos after recently reuniting at a promotional event. The stars dated in the early 1990s.

19th March 2014

Fact: Paula Abdul has filmed a cameo appearance in Australian soap opera Neighbours. The former pop star will show up at Lassiter's bar looking cosy with regular character Dr. Karl Kennedy, played by Alan Fletcher.

21st October 2013

Fact: Former American Idol regular Paula Abdul is heading back to reality Tv, as one of the new judges for So You Think You Can Dance Australia. The dancer/singer joins Aussie ballroom pro Jason Gilkison, choreographer Shannon Holtzapffel and Tap Dogs star Aaron Cash for the fourth season of the dance competition programme.

17th December 2012

Tweet: "Kelly!!!! Congratulations On Your Engagement!!!! I'm so happy for you!" Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul sends her best wishes to the reality Tv show's first winner, Kelly Clarkson, following the news she's to wed her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock.

28th November 2012

Tweet: "I'm truly sorry to hear about the death of Zig Ziglar. He was a treasure. He spoke such truth on goals, motivation & perseverance." Singer Paula Abdul pays tribute to the motivational speaker, who passed away on Wednesday (28Nov12) after a battle with pneumonia.

3rd July 2012

Fact: Paula Abdul marked her 50th birthday last month (19Jun12) by partying in Las Vegas. She enjoyed a dinner with 30 friends before celebrating at Sin City's Tao Las Vegas nightclub, where she was presented with a three-tiered birthday cake.

26th June 2012

Tweet: "I cried watching Michael Jackson rehearse - I knew I was witnessing the unsurpassable. It was never 'just a rehearsal' w/ (with) him. When I choreographed the Victory tour I saw him Become the music. He lived every moment - he Was the dance. It was a transformation. Michael Jackson is the epitome of a legend - a true icon that can only, at best, be emulated." Paula Abdul remembers the late King of Pop on Monday (25Jun12) - the third anniversary of his death.

5th June 2012

Tweet: "I'm so excited to be turning 50 this month! Lessons learned: listen to your body, respect what it says. Be mindful of what you eat..." Singer Paula Abdul is proud of her body as she approaches the age milestone. She celebrates her big day on 19 June (12).

9th September 2011

Quote: "He said, 'Do you know about cogs and dats? A dat is like a cat with dog in it and a cog is like a dog with cat in it. They're from the Icelandic region.' He probably wanted me to talk about it (to other people). But I don't let him get away with it anymore!" Singer Paula Abdul has wisened up to her pal Simon Cowell's silly pranks.

30th June 2011

Tweet: "Wow it's already June 30th! Happy Birthday to the beautiful & multi-talented CherylCole! I miss your fiery sweetness! You're the very stuff of stardom sweetheart - I'm anxiously waiting w/ (with) open eyes & ears to see what you have in store! Love u!" Paula Abdul wishes happy birthday to British singer Cheryl Cole, who turns 28 on Thursday (30Jun11).

9th May 2011

Tweet: "Lots of you ask 'What's it like to work w/ (with) Cheryl Cole? Can you understand her accent? She's a delight, lovely & sweet. What accent?" Paula Abdul is getting on well with fellow The X Factor judge and British pop star Cheryl Cole.

9th May 2011

Quote: "This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can't believe I am saying this, (but) I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she's on the show." Simon Cowell is delighted his former American Idol co-judge Paula Abdul will join him on the panel of upcoming U.S. talent show The X Factor.

10th January 2011

Quote: "Come the end of this month, I will be filming live on a Sunday here (in London) and live on a Wednesday in the States. So it's double duty for me!" Former PUSSYCAT DOLL KIMBERLY WYATT is working overtime as she judges Paula Abdul's Live To Dance in the U.S. and British TV talent show GOT TO DANCE.

14th October 2010

Fact: Paula Abdul, former Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt and top choreographer TRAVIS PAYNE have been announced as the judges of new TV dance contest Live To Dance, which will debut in America early next year (11).

10th June 2010

Fact: Pop star-turned-American Idol judge Paula Abdul was honoured with the Icon Award at the NewNowNext Awards show in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (08Jun10).

2nd September 2009

Fact: Punk-pop star Avril Lavigne is the latest celebrity to sign up to guest judge wannabe singers on American Idol. Following Paula Abdul's departure, bosses on the hit U.S. talent show have roped in Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry, Shania Twain and MARY J. BLIGE to sit in a panellist's seat.

28th August 2009

Quote: "I would love to be an AI (American Idol) judge. I'd also be hopeless." Hugh Laurie offers his services as a replacement for ex-judge Paula Abdul on the hit talent show.

26th August 2009

Fact: Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul has lost her role in U.S. TV comedy UGLY BETTY as a dippy office temp to 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN actress Kristen Johnston.

6th August 2009

Fact: Katy Perry is the latest star heading to the judging panel of U.S. talent show American Idol. The I KISSED A GIRL hitmaker will make an appearance on the forthcoming season of the show, when she'll be seen sitting through select auditions. Victoria Beckham has also landed a guest judge slot. Both will replace Paula Abdul, who quit the show earlier this week (beg03Aug09).

8th December 2008

Fact: Pop star-turned-TV personality Paula Abdul is filming a U.S. cheerleading competition show for MTV. PAULA ABDUL RAH CHEERLEADING BOWL is scheduled to tumble onto the airwaves in January (09).

25th August 2008

Fact: American Idol judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson will be joined on stage by Grammy-nominated songwriter KARA DIOGUARDI next year (09) when she joins the reality TV talent show's cast as its fourth judge. DioGuardi has penned tunes for stars including Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Celine Dion.

9th April 2008

Fact: American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson and the show's host Ryan Seacrest have donated their salary's for the U.S. talent show's IDOL GIVES BACK charity fundraiser, which airs on Wednesday (09Apr08), to charity.

12th March 2008

Fact: Simon Cowell congratulated American Idol co-judge Paula Abdul on the success of her new single DANCE LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW by gifting her with a digital photo frame, stocked with 150 pictures of himself.

26th February 2008

Quote: "Oh really? He needs some more than because I didn't notice any improvement!" Singer Paula Abdul's response to the news her American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell has had wrinkle-treating Botox injections.

23rd February 2008

Fact: Paula Abdul's pop comeback was given a huge boost on Thursday night (21Feb08) when her new video, DANCE LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW, debuted in its entirety at the end of American Idol - the talent show she judges. More than 23 million viewers tuned in to the episode.

15th January 2008

Quote: "Let's hope for another wardrobe malfunction." Simon Cowell hopes his fellow American Idol judge Paula Abdul slips up like Janet Jackson if she performs, as reported, at next month's (Feb07) Super Bowl.

14th January 2008

Quote: "Our performers think they're going to manage but the reality is they're not. It can be a letdown even when you advance, because success is never what you expect. I just hope they have loving friends and family if they have to go back to their jobs at Burger King." Paula Abdul on U.S. reality show American Idol's winners and losers.

11th January 2008

Fact: Paula Abdul will perform before TOM PETTY AT THE HEARTBREAKERS at the Super Bowl in February (08).

17th October 2007

Quote: "He calls Randy and I 'Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.' I'm Dee, Randy's the Dum!" The diminutive Paula Abdul on straight-talking American Idol judge SIMON COWELL.

20th July 2007

Quote: "He's like the brother I never wanted." Paula Abdul describes her American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell.

31st May 2007

Quote: "I worry about Britney. Sometimes it takes a wake-up call to stop. Not to be mommy-like, but I worry." American Idol judge Paula Abdul hopes troubled singer Britney Spears gets it together.

23rd May 2007

Quote: "I thought it was a joke. I genuinely didn't think it was a true story." Simon Cowell felt sure a story about fellow American Idol judge Paula Abdul tripping over her pet Chihuahua and breaking her nose at the weekend (20May07) was a joke.

15th May 2007

Fact: Sandra Bullock and Paula Abdul both screen tested for the role of CJ Parker in Baywatch, a part which made Pamela Anderson an international sex symbol.

26th February 2007

Fact: Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou appeared in the music videos LOVE WILL NEVER DO (WITHOUT YOU) with Janet Jackson and STRAIGHT UP with Paula Abdul.

29th January 2007

Fact: Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader-turned-American Idol judge Paula Abdul was honoured with Nevada Ballet Theater's Woman Of The Year Award at the weekend (21JAN07) for her lifetime achievement in dance.

8th September 2006

Quote: "It's all subjective. I've been on the best-dressed and worst-dressed (lists), and I say to the designer, 'At least I'm making you famous!'" Singer and American Idol judge Paula Abdul on her eclectic wardrobe choices.

29th August 2006

Fact: Paula Abdul was angry with her father on Emmy night on Sunday (27AUG06) because he got stuck in Los Angeles traffic and missed out on escorting his daughter down the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium.

16th June 2006

Quote: "I feel like Paula Abdul on American Idol because there are so many people and everybody has such big dreams and they're all so talented." Beyonce Knowles admits that auditioning for her new all-girl backing band is like judging TV talent show American Idol.

15th June 2006

Fact: American Idol judge Paula Abdul has reportedly hired a 'spiritual guide' to help, among other things, with determining her diet.

12th April 2006

Quote: "Do you think Teri Hatcher is that desperate of a housewife?" American Idol judge Paula Abdul's response to being asked about host Ryan Seacrest and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star TERI HATCHER.

19th January 2006

Quote: <p>"He's an a**... He says the dumbest things sometimes. He has no regard for what people may feel and how it crushes their lives. SIMON destroys the hope." Paula Abdul isn't a fan of the way her American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell treats auditioning wannabes on the show. </p>

18th January 2006

Quote: <p>"It fell out." American Idol judge Simon Cowell jokes about the eye surgery that caused Paula Abdul to miss a press conference for the show earlier this week (beg16JAN06). </p>

1st December 2005

Quote: <p>"He always says I want him and I don't want him. I don't want fungus, I don't want root canal, I don't want that." Paula Abdul on her fellow American Idol judge Simon Cowell. </p>

21st November 2005

Fact: <p>Eighties pop star-turned-American Idol judge Paula Abdul has returned to her cheerleading roots to create a new work-out video. The former LOS ANGELES LAKERS dancer, will put aerobics fans through their paces in a new cheerleader-style fitness DVD, called CARDIOCHEER. </p>

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