In November 2008, a former American Idol contestant committed suicide in her car outside of Paula's home. The woman was reportedly obsessed with Paula and died following an overdose of drugs.
Paula's favorite love song is "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack.
Paula's religion is Judaism.
Paula's ancestry is Syrian-Brazilian and French-Canadian.
Paula creates and gives jewelry to the American Idol contestants for good luck. Her line of jewelry was sold on QVC and now is sold on HSN.
Paula has recieved two People's Choice Awards: 1991 for Favorite Female Musical Performer, and 1990 for Favorite Musical Performer.
Paula recieved the 1990 American Dance Award for Choreogrpher of the Year.
Paula has recieved four American Music Awards: 1992 for Favorite Pop/Rock Remale Artist, 1990 for Favorite Dance Artist, 1990 for Favorite Pop-Rock Female, and 1987 for choreography on ZZ Top's Velcro Fly video.
Paula has sold over 30 million records.
When Paula was 16 she appeared in the small screen movie/musical Junior High School (1978).
Paula first took dance lessons at the age of nine.
Paula went to Van Nuys High School and was the head cheerleader, an honor student, and played flute in the band.
Paula has recieved two Emmy Awards: in 1989 Best Choreography of a TV Series on The Tracey Ullman Show, and in 1990 Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for The American Music Awards.
When Paula was four she watched Singing in the Rain and declared to her parents she was going to be a performer.
Paula has four long-haired Chihuahuas named: Thumbelina, Tulip, and Bessie Moo, and Chomps.
Paula has had 12 different neck operations.
Paula has an older sister named Wendy.
Paula's inspiration was Gene Kelly.
Paula's high school boyfriend's name was Craig Schiller.
Paula was named in the #6 position on ex-fashion designer, Mr Blackwell's, 47th annual report of the worst-dressed women of 2006.
Paula Abdul will star in and produce a movie based on the popular Bratz line of fashion dolls. Paula will play a major character in the live action film Bratz: The Movie and will serve as executive producer. She will also be involved in the film's casting, music, choreography and fashion. The film will follow four teenage girls from diverse backgrounds who want to be themselves and not fall victims to high school cliques. The movie will begin shooting in February 2007 and is scheduled for US release in August 2007.
Paula's Grammy Awards:
Best Music Vidoeo - Short Form - Opposites Attract.
Her Hollywood Walk of Fame star is located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
Paula has been spoofed on The Chelsea Handler Show.
Paula song called Straight Up was #3 on the Billboard Charts in 1989.
When Paula was a baby her babysitter used to be Michael Bolton.
Paula's father is of Syrian Jewish descent and her mother is a Canadian Jew. Her parents divorced when she was a child.
Paula and her first husband, Emilio Estevez, spent their honeymoon in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Paula had a few lines in Chunky A's (Arsenio Hall) song Dope, The Big Lie.
Paula was a L.A. Lakers cheerleader before she broke into fame.
Paula had done choreography for such artists as George Michael, Deborah Gibson, Dolly Parton, Janet Jackson and ZZ top.
Paula married Brad Beckerman in October 1996 and they divorced in 1997.
Paula was married to Emilio Estevez in April of 1992 and they divorced in 1993.
Tonight With Jay Leno was a 9 time visit for Paula as she guest starred.
Paula made a video called Paula Abdul: Cardio Dance in 1998.
Dancer was the character Paula played in the movie Can't Buy Me Love in 1987.
Paula was guest co host several times on the show Good Day Live.
That's So Raven is a stop where Paula played herself in several episodes.
Paula played Kathleen in the TV episode of Less Than Perfect.
Paula was the voice of Watch in the film Robots.
Dance to Win TV series that aired in 1989 was home for Paula who did the entire choreography for the series.
Paula song Straight Up was used in the movie Side Out.
Jerry Maguire was another stop for Paula as choreographer.
Paula also did the choreography for the movie American Beauty in 1999.
Paula was the choreographer for the movie The Master of Disguise in 2002.
Paula was born on June 19, 1962 in San Fernando, California.
Paula dated John Stamos.
Paula appeared in and choreographed Janet Jackson's Nasty and What Have You Done For Me Lately music videos.
Paula will reprise her role as a judge on American Idol; the investigation of whether she coached (or slept with) contestant Corey Clark ended in her favor, due to lack of evidence.
Paula suffered from bulimia nervosa, often called bulimia, a type of eating disorder. A person with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time (binges) and then tries to prevent weight gain by getting rid of the food, called purging.
Paula appeared in Outkast's music video Roses.
Paula: People talk about Madonna being the queen of reinvention, and while I applaud her, I don't know anyone who's reinvented themselves more than me.
Paula: I do [want children]. I'll probably adopt because I think it'll be in the next three to five years. I wouldn't necessarily adopt from abroad like some celebs. I just want a healthy baby.
Paula: Eating disorders are one of the toughest things to talk about. It's very shame-based.
Paula: Good luck with your wishbone; You'll still need a backbone.
Paula: Every time Randy Jackson opens his mouth, I look like a Nobel Prize winner. Every time Simon opens up his mouth, Borat sounds like a Nobel Prize winner. Ryan, I really do love him. Almost as much as he loves himself. These three brothers are the best thing to ever happen to me. Just ask my therapists.
Paula: Don't ever give a swivel stool to someone who's very hyper and active because I will spin and spin and spin.
Paula: I feel blessed to have as many comebacks as I can.
Paula: American Idol was, like, part of the yellow brick road.
Paula: Everything is always a little surreal.
Paula: Seattle had the best delusional people!
Paula:I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking forward to getting back to the job I love. Once again, I thank my fans from throughout the world for their undying love and support.
Paula:(chastising Simon Cowell) Telling a 17 year old girl "You're bland, boring, and I hate your dress'---that's friendly."
Paula: (on Simon Cowell) I still look at him as a puppy dog. He doesn't threaten me. He doesn't realize that I can stand up for myself, and stand on my own.
Paula: Reach for the stars, you just might become one.
Paula: (on Simon Cowell) He's got claws and fangs, but he doesn't pee on my furniture, so I can handle that.
Paula: My choreography suits men very well, and the women who can do it are damn hard, strong dancers.
Paula (on Simon Cowell): I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease.
Paula: I have been taught never, never to lie Not only do I never lie, I never respond to lies, no matter how vicious, no matter how hurtful.
Paula about her choreography: When people expect me to go right, I'll go left. I'm unpredictable.
Paula: Great. Just what I needed was a compliment on my wardrobe from someone who's always on the worst-dressed list.
Paula: I do trust my fans who can see through attempts at character assassination and I do trust the essential fairness of the American public.
Paula: Letting Simon anywhere near the press where he can talk about me without me being able to defend myself is not something I would ever let happen unless I really had to. I am on the mend and so excited to be back with my incredible, but dysfunctional family and everyone at Fox; our best season of Idol yet.
Paula: When we had auditions here they were absolutely fantastic, great stories, great characters. We had one 24 or 25 year-old guy who was prematurely gray and sang the standards - Perry Como, Frank Sinatra - a total Vegas guy.
Paula: All my life I have been taught to take the high road and never to dignify salacious or false accusations and I have been taught never, never to lie. Not only do I never lie, I never respond to lies, no matter how vicious, no matter how hurtful.
Paula: Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends probably never wanted to play with him.