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Paula Abdul Planning Bat Mitzvah During “Magical” Trip to Israel

Truth rating: 10
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Paula Abdul is currently making her first visit to Israel, and plans to have a belated bat mitzvah.

The former “American Idol” and “X Factor” judge is reconnecting with her Jewish roots and set to hold the traditional religious ceremony typically pursued by 12- or 13-year-old girls.

“Beyond being Jewish, I’ve always found myself to be very much in tune with spirituality,” Abdul tells the Associated Press. “I feel very grateful coming to Israel now, where as a woman I know who I am a lot more than even 10 years ago.”

Arsenio Hall Makes TV Comeback with Paula Abdul & Jay Leno – WATCH VIDEO!

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Arsenio Hall returned to late-night TV on Monday nearly 20 years after his old show ended.

The first “Arsenio” featured a cold open with rival Jay Leno and a surprise walk-on from old friend Paula Abdul.

WATCH: Paula Abdul Makes A Surprise Return to American Idol

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Paula Abdul made a surprise return to “American Idol” on Thursday’s results show.

After pretending that no one on the show had heard from her after Candice Glover performed the former judge’s song “Straight Up” on Wednesday, Abdul walked out on stage, positively shocking the contestant — and the crowd.

Paula Abdul Adopting Baby From Syria?

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Paula Abdul has put the wheels in motion to adopt her first child,” reports Star.

A so-called “source” tells the magazine that the former “American Idol” judge “always said that if she was unmarried and childless at 50, she would adopt.”

Now, that that’s the case, Star claims Abdul “has contacted a lawyer and hopes to be a mom by next year.”

Really?

Britney Spears Joins X Factor as New Judge

Truth rating: 6
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After a couple of months of speculation and negotiations, Britney Spears has reportedly officially signed on to be a new “X Factor” judge.

The pop star will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and a still undetermined fourth judge on the music competition’s second season.

Avril Lavigne Reportedly in Talks to Become “X Factor” Judge

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Avril Lavigne is reportedly in talks with “The X Factor” about filling one of the empty two judges’ seats.

The singer joins a group of other female stars, such as Britney Spears, Fergie, Janet Jackson, who have been mentioned as possible replacements for Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

Paula Abdul Slams Reports of “Anger” Over X Factor Firing

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“Straight up, Paula Abdul was furious about Simon Cowell’s decision to ax her from ‘The X Factor,'” reports the New York Daily News.

See what Abdul herself has to say about this rumor.

Simon Cowell Reveals X Factor Judges and Host News; Talks Whitney Houston

Truth rating: 10
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On Wednesday, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid spoke with reporters, including Gossip Cop, about possible replacements for former judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, as well as plans for two hosts.

Paula Abdul Will NOT Personally Pay $900,000 in Driveway Accident Settlement

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Paula Abdul has reached a settlement with the woman who sued her in 2009 after falling in her driveway – but Abdul will NOT have to “cough up” $900,000, contrary to a TMZ report.

Jill Kohl, who took the spill on Abdul’s property, is getting the big payout from insurance companies, not Abdul herself.

REPORT: Janet Jackson In Talks To Be New X Factor Judge

Truth rating: 7
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Janet Jackson could be among the new “X Factor” judges, according to a report.

The singer, who tried to dodge the topic during an appearance on “Anderson” set to air Monday, is reportedly in early talks with Simon Cowell to join the FOX series.

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