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Watch James Corden & Paula Abdul Recreate The “Opposites Attract” Video

In the grand tradition of Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black remaking Extreme’s “More Than Words” video, James Corden gleefully exhumed another piece of iconic turn-of-the-’90s pop music on his Late Late Show last night. Corden had Paula Abdul as a guest on the show, and Abdul’s 1989 hit “Opposites Attract” was, famously, a horny duet… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2015 - 9:25 am

American Idol Being Put Out Of Its Misery

After 15 seasons American Idol will finally end in January 2016. The 15th and final season of the show will, of course, recap and relive the show’s most memorable moments, as well as conduct the search for its final Idol. Simons Fuller and Cowell introduced the show to American audiences back in 2002, drawing heavily… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 11, 2015 - 10:08 am

The Week In Pop: The History Of Kesha Vs. Dr. Luke

When Kesha and Dr. Luke traded lawsuits earlier this week — Kesha alleging a decade of sexual, physical, and verbal abuse, Luke alleging that she made it all up in an attempt to get out of her contract — the rotten core of one of this decade’s most successful pop partnerships was ripped open and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 16, 2014 - 3:18 pm

American Idol Contestant Commits Suicide At Paula Abdul’s House

The young woman, Paula Goodspeed, was found dead in her car outside the celebrity judge’s house last night. She appeared on the show in 2005 as one of the unwitting contestants who’s used for comedic relief in the audition episodes. Anyone who auditions for a reality TV show knows what they are getting into, but… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 12, 2008 - 4:26 pm

American Idol Rejects’ MySpace Pages

We had no intention of watching AI’s season premiere, but because (1) nothing else was on, and (2) were we hoping for a drugged-out Paula Abdul, we surrendered. There were some lovely schadenfreude moments we’ll be keeping an eye out for on YouTube. In the meantime, Eric at Death By Camera has dug up 11… More »

By: Stereogum / January 17, 2007 - 10:23 am

New Paula Abdul Video – “Straight Up (Smashed)”

Finally, a legitimate reason to watch American Idol.

Big-screen Brat Paul Abdul had yet another DeVito moment during a satellite interview with Seattle’s Q13 Fox News yesterday morning. Seattle Times reports:American Idol judge Paula Abdul looked utterly loopy, slurring words, smiling crookedly, waving with both hands, unable to stay quite in the camera’s frame… More »

By: Stereogum / January 12, 2007 - 1:35 pm