1. Tower of Power Celebrates 50 Years With A No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2018 12:02 PM EDT What is hip? For 50 years, Tower of Power has been the answer to its own question, posed in the title of its 1974 hit. The Bay Area brass band has melded Motown ­inspiration from founder-saxophonist Emilio Castillo’s native Detroit -- The Motowns was the outfit’s original name -- with ’60s…

  2. Paula Abdul Reveals How She Became a Laker Girl, 'Straight Up' Slays Performance on 'Late Late Show': Watch

    September 06, 2018 8:12 AM EDT Paula Abdul paid a visit to The Late Late Show on Wednesday night (Sept. 5) to promote her first solo tour in 25 years,  STRAIGHT UP PAULA!  and prove that after nearly 40 years in the business she's only getting better. Host James Corden asked Abdul about her start as a L.A. Laker Girl…

  3. Paula Abdul's 'Forever Your Girl' Turns 30: All the Songs Ranked (Critic's Picks)

    June 13, 2018 12:11 PM EDT Before she became best known as an American Idol judge, Paula Adbul was challenging Madonna and Janet Jackson for dance-pop diva supremacy thanks to her blockbuster debut, Forever Your Girl , which came out 30 years ago on June 13, 1988. After taking 64 weeks to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200…