Full Name: Paula Abdul
Profession: Singer & Judge of American Idol
Why Famous: Began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era. She saw renewed fame and success as an original judge on "American Idol" in the 2000s, which she left after the eighth season.
- 1996-10-25 Singer-dancer Paula Abdul (33) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman (30) at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel
- 1997-02-02 "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul (34) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman at The Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel
- 1990-01-22 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win
- 2002-06-11 "American Idol" created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox