Paula Abdul

  • No Western Wall bat mitzvah for Paula Abdul after all

    Paula Abdul canceled her much-hyped bat mitzvah at the Western Wall, opting instead for a low-key ceremony in the town of Safed, The Times of Israel reports. Per Israel’s Tourism Industry, which hosted the former “American Idol” and “The X-Factor” judge, the switch was due to jet lag. But the officiating rabbi, Eyal Riess of… More ▸

  • Paula Abdul to have bat mitzvah at the Kotel

    Better late than never, as they say! At 51 years young, former “American Idol” and “X Factor” judge Paula Abdul will celebrate her bat mitzvah at the Western Wall, The Times of Israel reports. Abdul, who was raised Jewish and has recently been linked to Chabad, is arriving in Israel on Monday. In addition to… More ▸

  • Paula Abdul gets X-ed

    Looks like Simon Cowell has lost some love for his former “American Idol” co-host Paula Abdul. After personally recruiting her for the first season of “The X Factor,” Cowell let Abdul know her services would no longer be needed on the U.S. spin-off of the British reality show. And he sent the message through the… More ▸

  • Thursday Listicles!

    Happy week-after-MLK day everybody! For those of you who had Monday off, I hope you enjoyed the last month of 4-day work weeks. For the rest of you, don’t worry. My day off wasn’t that much fun anyway. Basically I just enjoyed the weather and slept and ate well and giggled all day… anyway. Lists!… More ▸

  • Paula Abdul, Amanda Bynes support bullied gay teen’s video

    Over the weekend, Jonah Mowry, a teenager who was bullied in school and created a very emotional video titled “what’s going on,” became a social networking sensation. Many celebrities showed their support over Twitter. In the video, Mowry uses cue cards to tell how he was bullied from a young age, and how he has… More ▸

  • Paula Abdul shows off her Hebrew

    X Factor judge Paula Abdul showed off some of her Semitic chops when she infused her kind rejection of a sub-par singer with some Hebrew. After Andy gave it his all on a rendition of Mariah Carey’s Hero, the former American Idol judge gently said, “I want to say it’s a pleasure having you here…. More ▸

  • Larry King, king of Jewish events

      Legendary TV interviewer Larry King has been lining up plenty of Jewish gigs in the past few weeks. First he appeared in a promotional video for the upcoming dinner of the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation. Then he was honored Sept. 18 at the national conference of the Jewish National Fund. And, finally, on Sept…. More ▸