Lets go Straight Up Paula Abdul

"Straight Up" was Paula Abdul's third single released from her album "Forever Your Girl".

About the Publisher and the Website's Purpose

     My name is Julia and I'm a 6th grader at Holman Middle School. For the past couple of weeks we have been learning nonfiction and researching. Our assignment was to research a person of our choice and make a website for it. The website's purpose is to inform other people with the accurate and reliable research we have done over the past.

Description
Early Life: Life Before the World started to turn

     Paula Abdul was born June 19, 1962 in San Fernando Valley, California. Paula Julie Abdul is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and choreographer. In addition, because of her inspiration and talent she was found by the Jackson Family who asked her to choreograph their music video "Torture".  Also she attended California State University at North ridge. In addition, Abdul became interested and became a cheerleader on the squad called the Lake Girls, for the Los Angeles basketball team. Paula Abdul's father Harry Abdul, was an owner of a sand and gravel business, Paula Abdul's mother Lorraine Abdul, was a pianist. Abdul started dance lessons at eight years old. In addition, she showed great passion for dance, and that was just the beginning.

Cause/Effect
Paula Abdul takes a timeout
Medical Conditions and Injuries

Paula Abdul had cheer leading accident when she was 17. Abdul was dropped and she injured a disk in her neck. While Abdul was a Laker Girl she was in a couple of car accidents. As a result of, Abdul had neck problems. When Abdul was recording her first album, she had to wear a metal neck brace. Another time Abdul couldn't get out of bed. Paula Abdul said "I woke up and my whole right side was paralyzed." Because of that the housemaid called an ambulance and took Abdul to the hospital. As a result, the doctors found out that the paralyzation was only temporary. Paula Abdul was riding on an airplane and the engine caught on fire. When the plane crashed Abdul hit her head on the top of the plane and tore up her knee. But that didn't stop her, she was off only one day and then she was back on stage again.

Chronological
Paula Abdul as guest judges on different shows

     In 1988 at the beginning of Paula Abdul's career she released her pop album "Forever Your Girl" The album took 64 weeks to hit number 1 on the billboard 200 album sales chart and spent 10 weeks there. Next, Paula Abdul became one of the three judges on the popular television reality competition show, American Idol. (like a talent show) Next, Paula Abdul was a judge on the first season of The X Factor along with American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell. Following, Abdul was also a judge on Dancing with the Stars. Last, Abdul was also a guest judge on the tenth season of So You Think You Can Dance.


The map shows where they shoot the American Idol show at the famous CBS Television City.

Citations

"Paula Abdul." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/309651>.

"Paula Julie Abdul." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

"Paula's Secret Struggle." - Sickness & Injury, Recovery, Paula Abdul : People.com. N.p., 02 May 2005. Web. 07 Jan. 2015.

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2 years ago
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Nice website!!! I love that even though she hurt herself while cheer leading, car accidents, and many other injuries, she got back up and didn't let that get in the way of her career. :)

2 years ago
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I love all of the facts you provided, the most interesting one to me was about her injuries, awesome job!

2 years ago
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The site is still really creative

2 years ago
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Credit to Mr. McCormack for telling me about the injuries

2 years ago
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Thanks for the awesome comments!:D

2 years ago
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Paula Abdul seems like such an amazing person! I never knew about her until now and her sad injuries! Thank you!

2 years ago
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when did she start cheering?

2 years ago
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Did she ever get married or have children?

2 years ago
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Wow she was very talented as a kid and still is!

2 years ago
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I accually saw the episode when she was a quest judge in dancing with the stars