In an interview with The Associated Press, ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul is claiming a major role in reviving Kylie Minogue’s pop career. “I’m responsible for helping Kylie Minogue come back,” she says, who cowrote ‘Spinning Around’ for the Australian singer in 2000. “She couldn’t get signed to a worldwide deal. … She entered for the first time ever on the U.K. charts No. 1 on a song I wrote.”
Paula Plots Singing Comeback
February 2, 2005 – Paula Abdul is talking about reviving her own solo career, saying that after this season, she’s going to get back in the recording studio. “It’s something that we’ve talked with her about. Even during the commercial breaks on ‘American Idol,’ we try and get her to stand up and perform for the studio audience,” Ryan Seacrest told ‘Extra’. “Good luck Paula, we’re all here for you — except Simon, and he’s just jealous.”
Paula Visits Fox News Channel
February 2, 2005 – ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul was on the Fox News Channel on Tuesday to discuss the hit show. Abdul talked about the guy in New Orleans that auditioned with the criminal record and how it is an open audition, taking a break from her singing career, which forced her to give some of her songs to others such as Kylie Minogue, and more. FoxNews.com has since removed the video.
Kylie Won’t Pin Olivier Down About Marriage
January 27, 2005 – Despite rumors she is desperate to marry boyfriend Olivier Martinez, The Sun reports that Kylie Minogue says: “I’ve never tried to pin a man down about walking down the aisle, or wanted a wedding dress … I can’t do the important things in my life to a schedule.”
Kylie Suing Pete Waterman
January 24, 2005 – Sky News reports that Kylie Minogue is suing Pete Waterman for over $900,000 for royalties she claims she’s owed. The disagreement centers on her ‘Greatest Hits’ album, released in 1992 and then re-released 10 years later.
Kylie Tries To Be The ‘Geekiest’
January 9, 2005 – FemaleFirst.co.uk reports that Kylie Minogue says she has competitions with her stylist Will Baker to see who can be the “geekiest”. The Aussie singer explained, “Willie and I have competitions on who can be the geekiest. He’ll completely admonish me for watching ‘The Simpsons’, but meanwhile, he has got his head in a ‘Doctor Who’ fanzine.”
Paula Abdul Promotes New Season Of ‘Idol’
January 13, 2005 – Paula Abdul stopped by ‘Day Side with Linda Vester’ to promote the fourth season of ‘American Idol’ and her work with Ameriquest on the Super Bowl halftime show. Abdul discussed Gene Simons of KISS and his role as guest judge, the rudeness of Simon Cowell, the new format for the season, the phenomenon that is William Hung, and more. The interview segment has since been removed from FoxNews.com.
Kylie’s Big Christmas Payoff
December 25, 2004 – The Sun reports that Kylie Minogue is getting $960,000 to play an exclusive Christmas Day gig for Russian oil barons. “Although it is Christmas it was just too much money to turn down for one gig,” a friend explained.
Kylie Takes A Tumble On ‘Wetten, Dass…?’
December 13, 2004 – Kylie Minogue took a tumble after performing her new single ‘I Believe In You’ on Germany’s ‘Wetten, Dass…?’ on Saturday (December 11). The singer received a bouquet of flowers from the host, and combined with a full-length dress and high heels, tripped over her own dress while exiting the stage.