Paula Abdul (b. 1962) is a pop singer and dancer.
Abdul began her career as a cheerleader for the L.A. Lakers. She has choreographed music videos, including the Jacksons' "Torture" (1984) and Janet Jackson's "Control" (1986). She launched her singing career in 1988, and had many hit singles, including six #1's.
From 2002 to 2009, she has been a judge on the popular reality TV series American Idol. She is currently a judge on the U.S. version of The X Factor.
- She guest starred on episode 206 of Muppets Tonight.
- She appeared and choreographed the dance moves in the Sesame Street direct-to-video special Zoe's Dance Moves.
Additionally, she appeared on the red carpet of Muppets from Space, on July 17, 1999.
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