Paula Abdul is a former pop star who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s with hits such as "Opposites Attract," "Forever Your Girl" and "Straight Up" - then straight up vanished from the entertainment world for a decade or so. Ohhh, snap.

In recent years, Paula Abdul's career has been revived, somewhat, as she has served as a judge on the enormously popular American Idol. She's a fashion train wreck and possible alcoholic who seems awfully spoiled and annoying, unless she's reading this, in which case we're obviously kidding. Please don't get drunk and cry again, Paula, for the love of God.

Paula Abdul Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

The producers come up to us in the dark and said, 'We are not going to have you guys judge after each performer, we are going to have all the performers go once, then twice and at the end critique them.'

Paula Abdul [on her mistake of judging an American Idol performance that hadn't taken place]