In one sense, the friends mentioned in the lyrics to “Opposites Attract” were right: Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat didn’t last, and the 1989 hit was the high point of Abdul’s collaboration with the animated hip hop cat.
Despite what Public Enemy may have said, 1989 wasn’t just “another summer”. Though history is rarely that neat, the final summer of the ’80s saw the slow fade of many of the decade’s icons, as well as the launch of some of the ’90s’ most enduring pop-culture institutions.
Paula Abdul, an award-winning singer, dancer, choreographer and TV personality, can add a new title to her resume: religious pilgrim.
The former American Idol and The X Factor judge is on her first trip to Israel, where she is connecting to her Jewish roots and planning on holding a belated Bat Mitzvah – the Jewish coming of age ceremony girls typically have at age 12 or 13.
There are many reasons why Paula Abdul would be a perfect fit to judge Dancing With the Stars.
The pop star and celebrity choreographer, who made her second appearance on the show this season this week, danced around rumors she may join the panel. But her enthusiasm for DWTS was apparent when she spoke with PEOPLE before her performance on Tuesday’s results episode, which sent home Apolo Ohno and Emmitt Smith.