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Please welcome back to our show Paula Abdul.
♪ Straight up now tell me do you really want ♪
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That's a really beautiful jacket.
Is that custom?
It's not custom, but it was custom fit for me. (laughs)
Well I mean, you're particular.
Yeah well, it's never a Sunday walk
in the park with clothing for me.
And I cut this much off,
and I make clothes for my chihuahuas.
Let's give you some shoe cam.
Put your feet on those feet.
Patent leather booties, rolling into the pants and whatnot.
You never age.
Oh bless you, thank you.
You look so good.
Thank you, you too Wendy.
So (laughs), thank you Paula.
So you're still dancing?
Still doing your thing?
I got to tell you, you're performance
at the Billboard Awards, amazing.
Thank you so much.
Like you didn't miss a beat.
But when you were standing on the rafters, and you jumped
into those men's arms, I was very frightened.
Yeah, well for a minute there I was thinking,
"Am I crazy to do this"?
But I am.
But see, it was scarier for the dancers than for me.
Because I like doing things like that,
I'm a daredevil that way.
But they're like, they were scared.
And I said, "Oh, you're not going to drop me,
because I know where each and every one of you lives."
(laughs) But you realize that after a particular age,
if you break something, it's never going
to heal the same way.
True, that's why I take good care of my body.
It's 30 year anniversary from Forever Your Girl, the album.
That's a long time.
But it's different, you know?
I wake up after meditating and getting a cup of tea,
I have long talks with my body.
And I have to tell, feet don't fail me now.
And I pay a lot of attention.
You take your body for granted when you're younger,
but now I have to really stretch.
Well, it's working for you.
So I miss you and Simon.
I just have to throw that out there.
I miss the two of you together.
And I recall you telling us one time, that you and Simon
never smushed, you're more like brother and sister.
Okay, that's just whoa, that was just--
I like you all's relationship.
Do you guys get together for dinner often?
Or do you talk on the phone?
We stay in touch.
The strangest, craziest thing is it doesn't matter
if I've been away from him for 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years,
it's the same with Randy, the second we sit down together,
it's as if we never left.
I love friends like that.
It's pretty cool.
Yeah, I love friends like that.
It just is strange how it just worked out that way,
the chemistry is so dysfunctional and perfect
at the same time.
(laughs) All right, so the rumor is, and please clear
this up, the rumor is that Paula is going
to be a judge on X Factor: All Stars.
Which would put you back with Simon.
Is it true?
Is it not true?
It might happen.
Still working out the numbers, huh?
Let's put it out here.
Look X Factor people, you need to pay her
and get them back together.
Like you never sit though.
You, you never sit.
You're always doing something.
Enjoying your life.
I enjoy staying busy and I love what I do.
So it's work, of course it's work, but I love it so much.
How much do you see your sister Wendy?
All the time, all the time.
That's why whenever I come on your show,
and I see your name, it's just always like
this sweet reminder of my sister.
I love that.
She doesn't do what you do, so you're able
to have a normal relationship with a normal person.
We're closer now, 'cause we're 7 years apart,
she couldn't stand me when I was a kid.
I was a brat.
But, we're so close now.
And what I love about my sister Wendy,
is she's my harshest critic.
She does not put up with anything.
She will tell me right flat, "I could not stand
what you wore."
And she goes, "Change that dance step, it looks ridiculous."
And you know what?
Everyone laughs at it, but it's true.
I will literally go, "Oh shoot, I forgot to change
that one step that she didn't like."
And she's in the audience and I look for her,
and she's this.
So when last we talked, you were
with a wine magnet who lived in Maine.
As I can recall.
(laughs) A wine magnet in Maine?
Close, an entrepreneur in Rhode Island.
In Rhode Island.
Who did something with wines.
Oh he does more with properties,
but yeah I guess he had a wine shop.
Why are we talking about this?
'Cause I'm trying to catch up with you.
So are you guys still together?
We're not together, but we are friends forever.
Do you have a boyfriend?
(laughs) No, I don't have a boyfriend.
I'm meeting people.
I bet you are.
I bet you are. (laughs)
You know Wendy, I'd tell you right away,
because I can't lie in front of you.
Thank you Paula, thank you Paula.
All right, so now you're in Vegas, all the girls do Vegas.
To me, if you're fortunate enough to have a Vegas residency,
that is the best job ever.
So now Janet Jackson, who you choreographed years ago,
and you also discovered the Jackson family.
Well no, they discovered me.
They discovered you.
(laughs) I didn't discover them.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
But okay, so have you seen here in Vegas?
It's so surreal for me.
Like what a blessing that when I was performing,
I did a soft opening in August, and I talked
about it in my show, the blessing.
I could never in a million years imagine that she's a few
doors down on The Strip performing, we're both performing.
It was like incredible.
And I pay tribute to her a lot and I always will,
because Janet was such an incredible force to work with.
And without working with Janet,
the doors would not have knocked down for me.
So tell us about your show.
How many costume changes are you doing?
And if this is any indication of how fabulous it is,
then we must go to this.
I want you all to come.
I'm having so much fun, there's a lot of costume changes.
How many about?
It's a 2 hour show?
It's an hour and a half, like 9 to 10.
Ooh, that's money's worth.
But you know what?
It's like and they're quick.
People don't understand, like they think if I leave
the stage, oh I'm just huffing and puffing
and like relaxing.
No, it's called a costume change, and it's fast.
And it's stressful, I can't imagine, there's 50 people
in a room trying to dress you very quickly.
But the costumes are all worked out now.
But it's such a fun show.
From the moment you walk in, you're already in the show.
Even before the show starts, it's very interactive
with the audience.
It's full of joy and kick butt dance all over the place.
And great songs.
So tell me about your work that you're doing
with the InMode Company.
What is that?
So this is the coolest thing, women of our age,
we start really looking for aesthetics treatments
that resonate with you.
And I was thinking, I'm going to have my residency,
I want to do something.
But I wasn't ready to have the big incisions
or any face lift.
Cut to it, what did you do?
Well okay, I'm getting there Wendy.
'Cause I'm staring, I'm like--
(laughs) Well okay, I was looking through,
trying to navigate.
And I found this company called InMode.
And they have these procedures called
FaceTite and BodyTite.
And what I loved about it,
it's minimally invasive, no visible scars.
Downtime, I was out, walking around 2 or 3 days later.
What did you get done,
like where'd you get tightened?
So skin laxity, you know it's gravity.
Right, you don't want a double chin.
Right, so I wanted a little sleeker jaw line.
What is that, a series of needles?
So it's radiofrequency laser technology.
It hurts a little, yes you can get numb.
Or if you're a wimp like my, they can give you an Ativan.
How long does it take, an hour?
Yes, an hour, maybe even less.
Mm, keep it tight.
But I don't remember, 'cause I remembered
being a little loopy.
But the thing is, what I love about it is
that there's no visible scars, there's no big incisions.
No, I don't see anything except for a flat neck.
Well I got to tell you--
Paula's not going to go anywhere everybody.
One lucky cohost has a chance to win a trip
to Vegas to see Paula, next.
We're back, with Paula Abdul.
Ah, they didn't give you a box, but you're tall.
They didn't give me a box, but I'm on my toes anyway.
It's a "Talla" Abdul.
Anyway, it's time to play a game that we've made up.
It's called Straight Up Now Tell Me.
We've got two Wendy watchers, who happen
to be super fans of Paula.
And we're going to ask each girl questions.
Well I'm going to ask a question, and then
when you're ready to answer, grab the mic.
Now don't throw it.
This is not a fight, we're going to have fun.
Let's meet our players.
Karen, where you from, what do you do?
Hi Wendy, I am a nurse.
I'm from Staten Island, New York.
How you doing?
How you doing?
Kaitlyn, is your friend Karen?
As of now.
What do you do, where you from?
I live in the city, and I am a nanny.
All right, first person to get five right wins.
Mr. Announcer, tell them what they're playing for.
You and a guest have a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas
to see singer, dancer, and pop legend Paula Abdul.
We will fly you round trip, where you'll stay for two nights
at the Flamingo Las Vegas.
Right in the center of The Strip.
And then, enjoy two floor seats at Paula's new show
Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl.
And that's not all, you'll also win an
exclusive meet and greet with the one and only Paula Abdul.
And that would be your second meet and greet,
seeing as she's standing right there.
Okay, here are your questions.
Paula be careful.
I'm staying up.
Straight up now tell me, which NBA team
was Paula the head cheerleader of?
Straight up now tell me, which music group discovered Paula?
You are snatching.
I got to step it up.
So for Karen--
Try to step it up.
Straight up now tell me, what is the name
of Paula's debut album?
This is embarrassing Kaitlyn.
I know, I know.
What is it?
Kaitlyn, you can have it.
Forever Your Girl.
Look, I got to leave it right here.
One for you and two for you.
All right, okay.
Look at that grab.
Straight up now tell me, what year did
Paula's Forever Your Girl album debut?
Two to two.
Two for two.
All right, the first one to get five is going to Vegas.
Straight up now tell me, what is the name
of Paula's animated costar in Opposites Attract?
MC Skat Cat.
She did it like this, MC, MC, there's no sound.
You got to keep it up though.
Straight up now tell me, which song won Paula
a Grammy for best music video?
Opposites Attract, Rush, Rush-- that's one
of my favorites too.
Thank you, I love that one.
Oh my gosh.
Love come to me.
Yeah, I love that one.
Or Cold Hearted?
Yeah, thank you Paula you're so
(mumbles), thank you so much.
Straight up now tell me, how many seasons
was Paula a judge on American Idol?
Seven, eight, or nine?
That was good.
That was a good one.
Four for you Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn wins, Kaitlyn wins.
Oh wait, Kaitlyn won, Kaitlyn won.
Congratulations, have fun in Vegas.
Thank you for being here too Karen.
For more information on Paula's new show,
Forever Your Girl, go to Wendyshow.com.
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