Bravo gives viewers a chance to spend another whirlwind day-in-the life
of pop icon Paula Abdul with the fifth episode of the new series "Hey
Paula," on Thursday, July 19, at 10PM ET/PT. In this installment of the
30-minute docu-drama, a quick trip from Philadelphia to New York takes
a turn for the worse when Mother Nature throws an unexpected snowstorm
into the mix.
Paula contends with exhaustion, a snowstorm and three different cities
in the fourth episode of Bravo’s new series "Hey Paula," on Thursday,
July 12, at 10PM ET/PT. A big animal lover, Paula’s scheduled to host
the In Defense of Animals charity event benefiting animal victims of
Katrina, but her "American Idol" duties cause her to run hours late,
and the show must start without her.
Over the years, Paula Abdul has endured any number of major setbacks
including a debilitating airplane crash, an automobile accident, a
highly publicized divorce (from actor Emilio Estevez), and ongoing
eating disorders that once dropped her weight to a low of 83 pounds.
On top of all this, she has had to face the harsh scrutiny of the
tabloid media, which has frequently painted her as a scatter-brained
nutjob and lobbed accusations of substance and alcohol abuse. In TV
Guide magazine’s July 9 cover story, the
choreographer, dancer, singer and American Idol judge speaks out about
her triumph over these trials, insisting that she is a survivor. “I’ve
endured life journeys that people never in a million years would ever
think of experiencing,” she says. “I have risen from the bowels of
hell and come out tripping and singing and dancing. I’ve always been
counted out, but I come back, like a stealth warrior.”
Hey Paula starring Paula Abdul kicks off on Bravo on Thursday, June 28, with back-to-back episodes from 10-10:30PM ET/PT and 10:30-11PM. The 30-minute docu-drama will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the life of pop icon Paula Abdul as she juggles her roles as judge on "American Idol," jewelry designer, entrepreneur, manages "Team Paula" and her unruly brood of Chihuahuas — all the while, in the public eye and the headlines.
Behind the songs, behind the dance, the spotlight, and far away from
Simon Cowell, there’s the real woman behind the headlines – pop icon
Paula Abdul. Kicking off Bravo’s third night of original programming on
Thursday, June 28, with back-to-back episodes from 10-10:30PM ET/PT and
10:30-11PM, the 30-minute docu-drama series "Hey Paula" provides an
unfiltered, real-life look at the "American Idol" judge, entrepreneur,
choreographer and multi-platinum artist, giving insight and context to
Abdul’s much-reported on professional and personal life. "Hey Paula"
will air regularly every Thursday, from 10-10:30PM ET/PT.
Bravo announced a new docu-series following the unique and multi-faceted Paula Abdul, "Hey Paula!" (working title). The series will provide a candid real look at the "American Idol" judge, pop star, choreographer and multi-platinum artist, as she takes two steps forward, and two steps back into the spotlight, giving an inside perspective on her professional and personal life. The series is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions for Bravo and will debut later this year. The announcement was made today by Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo.