Paula Abdul: I Saved Kylie Minogue’s Career

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.

Paula Abdul Angered In BevHills

Colourpress reports Paula Abdul got angry on the phone while shopping in Beverly Hills on Wednesday (April 14). The ‘American Idol’ judge was shouting and swearing without sparing the “F” word. Later on, Paula exited the store Barefoot.

Paula Abdul’s ‘Idol’ Chatter

April 7, 2004 – Paula Abdul shared her thoughts on last night’s ‘American Idol’, which featured the finalists singing hits from Elton John. As always, LaToya London scored with a soaring rendition of ‘Someone Saved My Life Tonight’ and Elton called Jennifer Hudson “his favorite performance out of the whole lot.” She blew the audience away with a soulful cover of ‘Circle of Life’. Ironically the two best performances of the night came from the pair, who were in the bottom three last week.

Paula Abdul Comments On Advancing Idols

March 4, 2004 – ‘Entertainment Tonight’ correspondent and ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul weighed in on the two ‘Idol’ singers who moved on to the finals this week, Jasmine Trias and John Stevens. “What’s special about group No. 4, I believe, is 17-year-old Jasmine,” Paula said. “Jasmine is just really touching — a very mature voice for a little girl.” But Paula had high hopes for John too, saying, “I think America really loves John Stevens. It’s because he’s a throwback to the old Rat Pack.”

Paula Abdul Touts ‘Idol’ Jasmine Trias

March 3, 2004 – ‘American Idol’ Group 4 kicked off this week with yet another powerful performance from a talented Hawaiian, and ‘Idol’ judge and ‘Entertainment Tonight’ special correspondent Paula Abdul thinks she might hula dance right into the top 12. “What’s special about group No. 4, I believe, is 17-year-old Jasmine Trias,” Paula said. “If she makes it through, there will be three females — all 17, 18 — from Hawaii.”

More Janet Jackson Reaction And Grammy Winner Reaction

Jay-Z, Madonna, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Christina Aguilera, *NSYNC star JC Chasez, Jane’s Addiction star Dave Navarro and wife Carmen Electra spoke with Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards about the controversial Super Bowl halftime show where Justin Timberlake exposed the breast of Janet Jackson — everyone sided with Janet. Meanwhile, ET’s Paula Abdul and Cojo were backstage with the happy winners, including Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles, No Doubt, Christina Aguilera, and Missy Elliott. Video has since been removed from ETOnline.com.

If CBS Is So Concerned About Nudity…

February 9, 2004 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Friday night, “CBS is not allowing Janet Jackson to perform at the Grammys. Hey if CBS is concerned about nudity then why don’t they get rid of that naked fat guy on ‘Survivor’?”

CBS Goes For Wholesome Performers At Grammys

February 9, 2004 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “I guess you heard – CBS is barring Janet Jackson from the Grammy Awards. I guess that CBS would prefer to go with more wholesome performers like R. Kelly, and Christina Aguilera, rappers who talk about their ho’s and bitches. … Because of Janet Jackson’s performance at the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards will now be on a five minute delay. So they can take out any mistakes. Dick Cheney now wants to use the technology on President Bush’s speeches. … Even though Janet Jackson has been dropped from the Grammys, Justin Timberlake is still performing. I don’t know who Justin will be performing with at the Grammys, but I’m kinda hoping for Dolly Parton. That wouldn’t be any one handed deal.”

Paula Abdul’s Thoughts On Janet Jackson’s Halftime Performance

Contributed by ballersfantasy:

According to Entertainment Tonight, Paula Abdul, who’s Janet Jackson’s good friend, talked to ET’s Bob Goen about her thoughts on Janet’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance. “I felt it wasn’t necessary. She’s such a beautiful girl, she didn’t need to do it. Janet is great at being edgy. As an artist you want to push the boundaries. I believe Janet absolutely anticipated that all of this would happen … everyone is talking about it and that’s what you want as a performer.”

Spike Lee Blasts Janet Jackson’s Breast-Baring

February 4, 2004 – The Associated Press reports director Spike Lee says that following Sunday’s Super Bowl when *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposed the breast of Janet Jackson that it’s not enough to be a good singer, and that entertainers “have to do something extra” – such as the open mouthed kiss Madonna gave Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during the MTV Video Music Awards in August. “What’s gonna be next? It’s getting crazy, and it’s all down to money. Money and fame,” said Lee, the director of ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’. “Somehow the whole value system has been upended.” Read more.

JC First Victim Of Janet’s Super Bowl Breast Flash

February 4, 2004 – Television Week reports *NSYNC star JC Chasez’s performance of ‘Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)’ at Sunday’s Pro-Bowl in Honolulu has been cancelled following Janet Jackson’s breast exposing incident at the Super Bowl. Instead, fans watching the game, which airs live on ESPN, will be treated to a spectacle of 1,000 dancers, 200 hula girls, drummers, two famous Hawaiian singers and the sounds of conch shells. A spokesperson says the show will celebrate the 25 years of the NFL Pro-Bowl in Hawaii. “We thought it was over the top,” said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. “It was because of the song, and how we believed it was going to be choreographed. We wanted to go in a different direction.” It’s still possible JC will sing the national anthem at the game, according to McCarthy.

On TV: Jessica Simpson, Paula Abdul, Clay Aiken

Pop acts — and ‘American Idol’ judges — on TV this week include Jessica Simpson and 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey, who appear on ‘The View’ and ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; Simon Cowell, who appears on ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ on Monday and ‘The View’ on Wednesday; Randy Jackson, who appears on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday; Paula Abdul, who appears on the ‘Late Show’ on Tuesday and ‘The View’ on Friday; Clay Aiken, who appears on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Wednesday; and Cyndi Lauper, who appears on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Friday.

Paula Abdul Proclaims Legs Of A Goddess Winner

Paula Abdul proclaimed the ‘Woman With the Best Legs In America’ on Monday (September 29). Check out the Legs of a Goddess winner towering over the ‘American Idol’ judge at GettyImages.

Paula And Randy Roll Dice For ‘Idol’ Pay Raises

August 22, 2003 – Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson of ‘American Idol’ judging fame are threatening to leave the Fox megahit show if they don’t get the huge $1.5 million salaries they’ve each asked for. “The producers have leaked word that they have been talking to singers Natalie Cole and Belinda Carlisle, leader of the ’80s group The Go-Go’s, about replacing Paula,” an ‘Idol’ insider tells Star magazine. “They did the exact same maneuver last year and at the time the threat was enough to scare Paula, and she backed down. This time, she’s not going to do that again.”

50 Greatest Women Of The Video Era

Contributed by britney4ever:

VH1 made a list for 50 greatest women of the video era. Madonna tops the list. Janet Jackson is at #2, Whitney Houston at #3 and Britney Spears at #4. Read on for the entire list.

50. Avril Lavigne
49. Kylie Minogue
48. Eve
47. Paula Abdul
46. Ashanti
45. Joan Jett
44. Norah Jones
43. Sarah McLachan
42. Lauryn Hill
41. Bjork
40. Lil Kim
39. Shakira
38. Courtney Love
37. Sade
36. Tori Amos
35. Aaliyah
34. The Bangles
33. Alicia Keys
32. Jewel
31. Melissa Etheridge
30. En Vogue
29. Cyndi Lauper
28. Quen Latifah
27. Dixie Chicks
26. Pat Benatar
25. Faith Hill
24. Salt N Pepa
23. Stevie Nicks
22. Tina Turner
21. Jennifer Lopez
20. The Go-Go’s
19. Pink
18. Missy Elliott
17. Cher
16. Alanis Morrissette
15. Destiny’s Child
14. Christina Aguilera
13. Chrissie Hynde
12. Annie Lennox
11. Mary J. Blige
10. Celine Dion
9. Gwen Stefani
8. Shania Twain
7. TLC
6. Sheryl Crow
5. Mariah Carey
4. Britney Spears
3. Whitney Houston
2. Janet Jackson
1. Madonna

Justin Guarini Comes Clean On Relationship With Paula

‘American Idol’ runner-up Justin Guarini spoke with AP radio and insisted that he and Paula Abdul are just friends, despite rumors that arose during the show that they were more than that. Guarini admits he’s not seeing anyone now.

“I’m [married] to this album, and I don’t think it would be fair for me to date anyone. I’m a hopeless romantic, and I love being with my girlfriends. I don’t have time for one at the moment, but I look forward to finding one and settling down with the right girl,” someone with “a wicked sense of humor.” Read more.

‘American Idol’ Ruins Paula Abdul’s Album Plans

June 23, 2003 – Paula Abdul complained to Globe magazine that while serving as judge on ‘American Idol’, she was worked so hard that the show was ruining her attempts at a music comeback. “Ever since I started doing ‘American Idol’, I haven’t had a single moment to work on my own stuff,” Abdul sighed. “I was working on my own record, but they won’t give me a single day off to concentrate on it.” But with ‘Idol’ in the off season now, Abdul says, “I’m going to take time off now to work on my album.”

Paula Abdul Meltdown Over Career Fears

June 22, 2003 – Star magazine reports Paula Abdul of ‘American Idol’ is so terrified of losing it all again, it’s pushed her to the brink of an emotional breakdown. A source tells the tabloid, “I think she’s a mess. She seems to have these wild mood swings where she goes from being elated to totally bummed out in minutes.” Another source added, “She’s trying to do everything – from American Idol, to co-hosting segments on Entertainment Tonight, to launching a jewelry line – to make the most of her moment in the sun.”

‘From Justin To Kelly’ DVD Release Panned

July 18, 2003 – Jay Leno continued his jokes about the ‘American Idol’ movie-bomb starring Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday, “According to the New York Post, the movie ‘From Justin to Kelly’ is being released on DVD. Released? Escaped is more like it. This is what it says. It says, ‘It’s packed with never before seen footage.’ Duh, that’s basically the movie, isn’t it? Nobody saw the stupid thing. If I didn’t want to see it in the theater, why would I pay to bring this into my home?”

No Coaxing Needed For Paula Abdul & Simon Cowell Make-Out

Us Weekly spoke with ‘American Idol’ supervising producer David Goffin about the fantasy make-out session between ‘Idol’ judges Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. “There was so much sexual tension between the two of them, I didn’t need to coax the performance out of them,” Goffin said. He added that Paula thought Simon was “a good kisser” and he revealed “at one point, they each accused the other of using tongues!”

Paula Abdul Dating Gun Guy

March 23, 2003 – People magazine reports Paula Abdul is dating Colton Melby, a part owner of gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson, . The ‘American Idol’ judge’s spokesman confirmed that Melby and Abdul have been together for two months.

Paula Abdul Overcomes Battle With Partial Paralysis

March 20, 2003 – The Today Show’s Ann Curry talked to Paula Abdul about her big come back as a judge on ‘American Idol’. Abdul revealed her battle with partial paralysis and how she now feels reborn after finding a team of doctors to treat her condition.

Video at msnbc.com has since been removed.

Paula Abdul Fury After Her Dogs Get Passed Along

March 17, 2003 – The New York Daily News reports Paula Abdul is “insanely angry” after two of her dogs fell into the wrong hands. Abdul asked “a friend of a friend to watch Tulip and Thumbelina and drop them off at a pup palace,” a source said. “But this person decided to give the dogs to two other people.” Apparently Abdul did track down on of the dogs, and is tracking down the other.

Paula Doesn’t Rate Like Simon Getting Free Dinner

November 22, 2002 – Globe magazine reports that while ‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell and his pals were able to get his dinner tab at Tavern on the Green comped by management, the trick wasn’t replicated with his fellow judge Paula Abdul. She heard about Simon’s free dinner and tried the same thing with her gal-pals. They ran up a $700 bill but when they tried to sneak out, an angry waitress blocked the door and demanded payment.

Ryan Seacrest Didn’t Have Sex With Paula Abdul

November 12, 2002 – ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest tells ‘The Ricki Lake Show’, “I did not have sex with Paula Abdul. We went out to dinner a couple of times on the road and we went to a strip club. She didn’t give me a lap dance, although I did try to get the club to play ‘Straight Up,’ but that didn’t go so well.”

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