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Watch: Paula Abdul and James Corden Re-Create the 'Opposites Attract' Video

Originally posted 07/22/2015 08:00PM

[YOUTUBE "bmZTVXJxb9Q"] 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.

But MC Skat Kat got a reprieve from pop culture obscurity last night when Late Late Show host James Corden played him in a live re-creation of the "Opposites Attract" video alongside Abdul.

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So You Think You Can Dance

See the So You Think You Can Dance Judges Talk About Season 12's Major Twist

Originally posted 05/19/2015 05:30PM

Get ready for the most intense season of So You Think You Can Dance yet.

In an exclusive first look at season 12 of the dance competition, the judges explain the reality show's new twist, in which the dancers are separated into two categories.

"We're looking for the top 10 stage dancers, which includes tap, ballroom, ballet, contemporary, and the top 10 street dancers – salsa, street, tango and, of course, all the hip-hop," says show creator Nigel Lythgoe. "Then we join them together and all hell's gonna break loose."

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Paula Abdul Posts Sweet #TBT Pic of Her and John Stamos

Originally posted 05/15/2015 08:50AM

A photo posted by Paula Abdul (@therealpaulaabdul) on May 14, 2015 at 3:48pm PDT They were in the running for most '90s couple ever, but it wasn't meant to be.

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Are Simon, Paula and Randy Returning for American Idol's Final Season?

Are Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson Returning for American Idol's Final Season?

Originally posted 05/11/2015 03:00PM

After several years spent as Fox's most successful series, American Idol experienced a steep decline in viewership in recent years that, finally, has led to its cancellation.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Who's Joining Nigel Lythgoe at the Judges' Table? | Jason Derulo, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul

So You Think You Can Dance

UpdatePosted 01/22/2015 02:45PM

Jason Derulo and Paula Abdul Joining the Judges' Table of So You Think You Can Dance

Originally posted 01/22/2015 02:35PM

The upcoming season of So You Think You Can Dance just might be the biggest one yet, with new additions to the judges' table and a new twist in the competition.

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Inside the Touching Tribute to American Idol's Michael Johns

Inside the Touching Tribute to American Idol's Michael Johns

Originally posted 09/23/2014 06:00PM

News of Michael Johns's death came as a shock in August. A month and a half later, his family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate his life in music.

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Flashback: 31 Things That Defined the Summer of 1989

UpdatePosted 07/13/2014 04:00PM

31 Things That Defined the Summer of 1989

Originally posted 07/11/2014 04:55PM

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.

In terms of cultural legacy, the summer of '89 might not be able to compete with its predecessor of two decades prior – Woodstock and Bryan Adams will do that – but 25 years later, we're still feeling its impact.

Whether you remember it or not, relive the summer of acid wash, hair metal and Do the Right Thing below.

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UpdatePosted 04/24/2014 08:00PM

American Idol Stars Rockin' Out with Their Younger Selves

Originally posted 05/21/2014 06:00PM

As Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene battle in Wednesday night's American Idol finale, let's take a look at how far the Fox series' past contestants have come.

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How Did Malin Akerman Break Her Toe over Paula Abdul?

How Did Malin Akerman Break Her Toe over Paula Abdul?

Originally posted 01/09/2014 09:00AM

The Trophy Wife star and more People's Choice stars share the fan mail they sent to their favorite throwback celeb crushes

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Paula Abdul Planning a 'Belated Bat Mitzvah' in Israel | Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul Planning a 'Belated Bat Mitzvah' in Israel

Originally posted 11/03/2013 03:30PM

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.

"Beyond being Jewish, I've always found myself to be very much in tune with spirituality," the 51-year-old Abdul told the Associated Press. "I feel very grateful coming to Israel now, where as a woman I know who I am a lot more than even 10 years ago."

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