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Singer and mostly dancer Paula Abdul has gone from being the featured act to judging the acts of others as her stints on the mega-hit reality show American Idol and The X Factor solidified her celebrity status and net worth of $50,903,300.
There are some that say any publicity is good publicity so her long standing feud with the acidic Simon Cowell, and the alleged tryst with an Idol contestant must have ensured the spotlight remained her way. Abdul's weird behavior on camera behavior, rumors of addictions and constantly making the Red Carpet Worst Dressed List has helped keep the public tuned in and her stock valuable.
Abdul now 49, enjoyed success in the 80ís and 90ís as a highly sought after choreographer/dancer. She made quite a few singersí music videos and movies worth watching, some as high profile as working with the Jacksons. She famously worked with the late King of Pop himself Michael Jackson and his sister Janet.
Her career was heating up so she rode the wave all the way to the vocal side of things, releasing a few hit songs, popular dance numbers and exercise videos. Instead of teaching the moves, she got behind the microphone and showed America some of her moves. She sung a number of catchy singles like Love Me Forever, Cold-Hearted, Opposites Attract, Spellbound, Head Over Heels which had her fans stomping their feet and wishing they could dance like her.
Before entering the music industry she was a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers. Abdul then had some years of a career slump until Idol and X Factor came knocking. Her mega-million dollar contract was not renewed on Idol and talk of her demands for more money being turned down ran rampant. She also parted ways with X Factor in early 2012 and CBSís Live To Dance in 2011.