In the 1980s, Abdul rose from cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era before scoring a string of Pop-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s.Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1 there.Within three months, she became head choreographer.
Abdul was discovered by The Jacksons, after a few of the band members had watched her while attending a Los Angeles Laker game.
Abdul choreographed videos for several singers throughout the 1980s, including many videos for Janet Jackson during her Control era.
Abdul began taking dance lessons at the age of eight and showed a natural talent.
She did classes of tap,jazz,and ballet while she was growing up.
T Torregani for the past nine months, but the American Idol judge is keeping her options open. On last night’s broadcast, she was absolutely wasted!
Star has learned exclusively that the former pop singer has asked a top-notch matchmaker to set her up with a “really rich man who can take care of me forever.” Paula’s goal is to be able to leave her hit reality show in two years, says the source. At various points in the auditions episode filmed in Omaha, Nebraska, she showed up hours late, crawled up on the table, slurred her words and even fell asleep.Her father, a Syrian Sephardi Jew, was born in Syria, raised in Brazil, and subsequently emigrated to the United States; Abdul's mother, also Jewish, is originally from Saint Boniface (now part of Winnipeg), Manitoba, Canada, and Abdul inherited Canadian citizenship through her.An avid dancer, Abdul was inspired towards a show business career by Gene Kelly in the classic film Singin' in the Rain as well as Debbie Allen, Fred Astaire, and Bob Fosse.Though it hasn’t been confirmed, sources say Paula will be performing her new single, “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow,” in a pre-taped segment during Fox’s Super Bowl half-time show.Randy Jackson co-produced the single, plays bass on the track and even appears in the music video: Is it just idle rumors, or is “the nice judge” really in talks to join Tom Petty and perform at Super Bowl XLII on February 3? Adding credence to the rumors are the facts that the Super Bowl is on FOX this year, and that Abdul is supposedly already working on the video for her duet with fellow judge Randy Jackson from his upcoming Music Club Vol. It certainly looks like Paula Abdul may just put on her dancing shoes and try to show Mr.