Paula Abdul

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paula Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 and later became the head choreographer for the Laker Girls, where she was discovered by The Jacksons. After choreographing music videos for Janet Jackson, Abdul became a choreographer at the height of the music video era and soon thereafter she was signed to Virgin Records. Her debut studio album Forever Your Girl (1988) became one of the most successful debut albums at that time, selling 7 million copies in the United States and setting a record for the most number-one singles from a debut album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract". Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart. Abdul was one of the original judges on the television series American Idol from 2002 to 2009, and has since appeared as a judge on The X Factor, Live to Dance, and So You Think You Can Dance. She has received five MTV Video Music Award nominations, winning twice, as well as receiving the Grammy Award for Best Music Video for "Opposites Attract" in 1991. She received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography twice for her work on The Tracey Ullman Show, and her own ...

Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though they're a couple for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Rash
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Amanda Peterson  •  Seth Green  •  Gerardo Mejía

Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though they're a couple for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Rash
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Amanda Peterson  •  Seth Green  •  Gerardo Mejía

Robots (2005)

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Wedge
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Halle Berry  •  Mel Brooks

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Wedge
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Halle Berry  •  Mel Brooks

The Master of Disguise (2002)

A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped Fabbrizio's former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Perry Andelin Blake
CAST:  Dana Carvey  •  Brent Spiner  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Harold Gould

A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped Fabbrizio's former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Perry Andelin Blake
CAST:  Dana Carvey  •  Brent Spiner  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Harold Gould

Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)

In the Lifetime® movie, THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY: LIFE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE, a single teenage mother overcomes all odds - sexual abuse, poverty and illiteracy - by relying on her spectacular singing voice. She ultimately gains national prominence as the winner of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Allen
CAST:  Fantasia Barrino  •  Viola Davis  •  Loretta Devine  •  Ashley LeConte Campbell

In the Lifetime® movie, THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY: LIFE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE, a single teenage mother overcomes all odds - sexual abuse, poverty and illiteracy - by relying on her spectacular singing voice. She ultimately gains national prominence as the winner of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Allen
CAST:  Fantasia Barrino  •  Viola Davis  •  Loretta Devine  •  Ashley LeConte Campbell

Paula Abdul's Get Up & Dance (1994)

Paula Abdul has hit many high points in her show biz career -- Laker Girl, singing star and "American Idol" judge. On this disc, she consults with fitness expert Karen Voight to create a fun, easy and safe aerobic workout that combines both high- and low-impact ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul has hit many high points in her show biz career -- Laker Girl, singing star and "American Idol" judge. On this disc, she consults with fitness expert Karen Voight to create a fun, easy and safe aerobic workout that combines both high- and low-impact ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul Cardio Dance (2000)

Who said exercise has to be like work? This is a workout for people who want to have fun! Paula Abdul brings you the best of her own unique style in this dance-packed cardio workout, followed by lower body toning and adancer's stretch. Count on it, you'll break ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Purcell
CAST:  Paula Abdul

Who said exercise has to be like work? This is a workout for people who want to have fun! Paula Abdul brings you the best of her own unique style in this dance-packed cardio workout, followed by lower body toning and adancer's stretch. Count on it, you'll break ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Purcell
CAST:  Paula Abdul

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2007)

An account of the professional and personal life of renowned American photographer Annie Leibovitz, from her early artistic endeavors to her international success as a photojournalist, war reporter, and pop culture chronicler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbara Leibovitz
CAST:  Mikhail Baryshnikov  •  Graydon Carter  •  Hillary Clinton  •  George Clooney

An account of the professional and personal life of renowned American photographer Annie Leibovitz, from her early artistic endeavors to her international success as a photojournalist, war reporter, and pop culture chronicler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbara Leibovitz
CAST:  Mikhail Baryshnikov  •  Graydon Carter  •  Hillary Clinton  •  George Clooney

The Waiting Game (2001)

The two friends Sarah and Amy runs an art gallery in a small town in New England. They share not only the art gallery, but also the longing for true love. Sarah's Uncle Lowell from Mexico pays a unexpected visit. This will be the start of an adventure that will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vic Sarin
CAST:  Chris Potter  •  Chandra West  •  Paula Abdul  •  Art Hindle

The two friends Sarah and Amy runs an art gallery in a small town in New England. They share not only the art gallery, but also the longing for true love. Sarah's Uncle Lowell from Mexico pays a unexpected visit. This will be the start of an adventure that will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vic Sarin
CAST:  Chris Potter  •  Chandra West  •  Paula Abdul  •  Art Hindle

Junior High School (1978)

Before GLEE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, or even the movie GREASE, four young film school graduates created this all-singing, all-dancing, award-winning musical. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL pokes fun at 1970s school traditions while following an awkward 8th grade boy's pursuit of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Nankin  •  David Wechter
CAST:  P. David Ebersole  •  Karen Capelle  •  Kirk Burnett  •  Mikal Robert Taylor

Before GLEE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, or even the movie GREASE, four young film school graduates created this all-singing, all-dancing, award-winning musical. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL pokes fun at 1970s school traditions while following an awkward 8th grade boy's pursuit of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Nankin  •  David Wechter
CAST:  P. David Ebersole  •  Karen Capelle  •  Kirk Burnett  •  Mikal Robert Taylor

Touched By Evil (1997)

Successful business advisor Ellen Collier is attacked by a serial rapist, and becomes frightened and withdrawn after the incident. She begins to regain her confidence with the help of her friends and her new boyfriend Jerry, but a series of events make her suspect ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James A. Contner
CAST:  Paula Abdul  •  Adrian Pasdar  •  Susan Ruttan  •  Charlayne Woodard

Successful business advisor Ellen Collier is attacked by a serial rapist, and becomes frightened and withdrawn after the incident. She begins to regain her confidence with the help of her friends and her new boyfriend Jerry, but a series of events make her suspect ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James A. Contner
CAST:  Paula Abdul  •  Adrian Pasdar  •  Susan Ruttan  •  Charlayne Woodard

Private School (1983)

Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including dressing up as a woman to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Betsy Russell  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Zorek

Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including dressing up as a woman to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Betsy Russell  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Zorek

Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (2005)

This time around it's 1987, and new high school graduates Romy and Michele are desperate to get away from their hometown of Tucson...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Schiff
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Alexandra Breckenridge  •  Kelly Brook  •  Dania Ramirez

This time around it's 1987, and new high school graduates Romy and Michele are desperate to get away from their hometown of Tucson...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Schiff
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Alexandra Breckenridge  •  Kelly Brook  •  Dania Ramirez

Brüno (2009)

Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Richard Bey  •  Ron Paul  •  Gustaf Hammarsten

Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Richard Bey  •  Ron Paul  •  Gustaf Hammarsten

Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation (2012)

Today's top musical stars—including Paula Abdul, Usher and Glee's Matthew Morrison—reveal why this iconic musical continues to influence and inspire musical performers around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Zachary Woodlee  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Paula Abdul  •  Harry Shum Jr.

Today's top musical stars—including Paula Abdul, Usher and Glee's Matthew Morrison—reveal why this iconic musical continues to influence and inspire musical performers around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Zachary Woodlee  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Paula Abdul  •  Harry Shum Jr.

A Sister's Secret (2018)

Twin sisters secretly swap places on their thirtieth birthday. The harmless prank becomes a nightmare when one of them is murdered.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D.J. Viola
CAST:  Margaret Anne Florence  •  Paula Abdul  •  Donny Boaz  •  Josh Ventura

Twin sisters secretly swap places on their thirtieth birthday. The harmless prank becomes a nightmare when one of them is murdered.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D.J. Viola
CAST:  Margaret Anne Florence  •  Paula Abdul  •  Donny Boaz  •  Josh Ventura

Impractical Jokers: The Movie (2020)

The story of a humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sends the Impractical Jokers on the road competing in hidden-camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and redeem three of the four Jokers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Henchy
CAST:  Brian Quinn  •  Joe Gatto  •  James Murray  •  Sal Vulcano

The story of a humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sends the Impractical Jokers on the road competing in hidden-camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and redeem three of the four Jokers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Henchy
CAST:  Brian Quinn  •  Joe Gatto  •  James Murray  •  Sal Vulcano

Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You (1992)

Join stars Paula Abdul, Luke Perry, Sinbad, Pauly Shore, Jaleel White and many, many more as they take an entertaining, music-filled and honest look at HIV and AIDS. You'll get all the latest facts, important dos and don'ts, and you'll meet some wonderful people. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm-Jamal Warner
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Magic Johnson  •  Tom Cruise  •  Paula Abdul

Join stars Paula Abdul, Luke Perry, Sinbad, Pauly Shore, Jaleel White and many, many more as they take an entertaining, music-filled and honest look at HIV and AIDS. You'll get all the latest facts, important dos and don'ts, and you'll meet some wonderful people. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm-Jamal Warner
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Magic Johnson  •  Tom Cruise  •  Paula Abdul

Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell (2020)

Interviews with the cast, creators, journalists and celebrity fans, plus behind-the-scenes footage from season six.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Segal
CAST:  Dan Levy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Annie Murphy

Interviews with the cast, creators, journalists and celebrity fans, plus behind-the-scenes footage from season six.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Segal
CAST:  Dan Levy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Annie Murphy

Sesame Street: Zoe's Dance Moves (2003)

Hear those tapping feet on Sesame Street? It's Zoe getting a whirlwind introduction to the world of dance -- with some special help from Paula Abdul. Zoe learns moves in traditional ballet, aspects of African and Asian dance, tap and hip-hop. By the time of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Paula Abdul  •  Fran Brill  •  Kevin Clash

Hear those tapping feet on Sesame Street? It's Zoe getting a whirlwind introduction to the world of dance -- with some special help from Paula Abdul. Zoe learns moves in traditional ballet, aspects of African and Asian dance, tap and hip-hop. By the time of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Paula Abdul  •  Fran Brill  •  Kevin Clash

Barbie Dance Club

Dance along to six hot songs written exclusively for Barbie. learn to do the Barbie dance from Paula Abdul (yes, Paula herself). She takes you step by easy step...you'll love it! Try to guess the winners in the dance contest! See Barbie doll in her own music videos ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kauffman
CAST:  Paula Abdul  •  Dawn Merrick

Dance along to six hot songs written exclusively for Barbie. learn to do the Barbie dance from Paula Abdul (yes, Paula herself). She takes you step by easy step...you'll love it! Try to guess the winners in the dance contest! See Barbie doll in her own music videos ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kauffman
CAST:  Paula Abdul  •  Dawn Merrick