The X Factor’s Paula Abdul Sizzles in the Latest emmy Magazine

We’ve all danced to Paula’s “Straight Up” music video and watched her on American Idol give hope to artists pouring out their hearts in auditions and during competitions. She’s the one we wished would stay instead of Simon Cowell.

Good News! She’s back and with Simon on The X Factor this fall on FOX.

In the November Issue of emmy® MagazinePaula Abdul talks about joining “The X Factor,” and how she’s excited to be on the show even gives us some insight into her relationship with fellow judge and executive producer Simon Cowell. Don’t worry, she’s in a good place and even reflects on her “American Idol” departure in the article.

Paula Abdul --- Photo Credit: PHOTOGRAPH BY ANTOINE VERGLAS COURTESY OF emmy® MAGAZINE

Paula Abdul --- Photo Credit: PHOTOGRAPH BY ANTOINE VERGLAS COURTESY OF emmy® MAGAZINE

If you love hearing about a true Hollywood story, you’ll love reading about how Paul started out as a Laker Girl dance and choreographer during her freshman year in college. That’s when Lake fans Marlon and Jackie Jackson asked her to choreograph the Jacksons’ “Torture” video (1984) which led to her becoming the “go-to” choreographer for the Jackson family.

Read more about Paula and for all you fashionistas out there check out some of the photos of her in the magazine wearing Balmain, Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy and Christian Louboutin to name a few.

The latest issue of emmy® Magazine, the official publication of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, is available at newsstands now (if you can’t find it locally – get it here online). You’ll love seeing highlights include profiles on actor Michael J. Fox, OWN’s  “Most Valuable Players,” Lisa Kudrow’s “Web Therapy,” actor-writer-producer-standup comic Whitney Cummings, the FX series “Rescue Me,” “Torchwood: Miracle Day” star Bill Pullman, Fran Drescher’s series “Happily Divorced,” “The Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan,  and “Entourage” creator-executive producerDoug Ellin. Also included in the latest issue are features on Spanish-language network “Univision,” director Beth McCarthy-Miller, “Rookie Blue” star Travis Milne, HLN’s Nancy Grace, excerpts from the Television Academy’s Archive of American Television’s interview with Dick Clark, a feature on music-competition crafts, a profile on the University of Southern California’s new course on the significance of celebrity, and many more.

Michael J Fox

Michael J Fox

One last extra highlight that we’d like to share is on Michael J. Fox and how acting has become easier in recent years despite the loss of physical subtlety since being diagnosed with the neurological disorder Parkinson’s – “I don’t have the elasticity of expression. I don’t have a lot of tools that I used to use. But other things have come into those spaces. I have a stillness now in spite of the motion. I have a kind of internal gravitas and perspective that makes me as an actor consider my reactions and consider my course through a scene in a way that I wouldn’t have previously…It’s the gift that keeps on taking, but it has been a gift.”

ABOUT: emmy® Magazine, the official publication of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, takes readers behind the scenes of the industry for a unique insider’s view. emmy profiles the people who make TV happen, from the stars of primetime’s top shows to the pros behind the cameras.emmy is the only publication to showcase the stunning scope of television: the artists, craftspeople and CEOs; the programming trends and the boundless advances in technology. Honored consistently for excellence, emmy is a four-time Maggie Award winner as best trade publication in communications & the arts and has collected 30 Maggies to date from the Western Publications Association. For Television Academy members, industry pros and fans who just love great television, emmy is the must-read. emmy magazine is available on selected newsstands or by subscription at www.emmymagazine.com.

More Behind the Scenes with the Streamy’s (You know the Web TV Awards)

We usually only see the final product when looking at movies and videos. We don’t see what goes into making the “magic” but we are familiar with the awards that go to “best makeup,” “best costume,” “best sound effects,” and so on.

The Streamy Awards has over 175 shows AND individuals nominated in 35 different categories (see them here).

Today, we’re sharing the individuals who are up for awards – look the list over – how many people do you recognize?

Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series
Zach Galifianakis — (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis)
Tony Hale — (CTRL)
Amir Blumenfeld — (Jake and Amir)
Sandeep Parikh — (The Guild)
David Wain — (Wainy Days)

Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series
Illeana Douglas — (Easy to Assemble)
Justine Bateman — (Easy to Assemble)
Joanna Cassidy — (Sex Ed)
Felicia Day — (The Guild)
Lisa Kudrow — (Web Therapy)

Best Male Actor in a Drama Web Series
Craig Frank — (Compulsions)
Robert Englund — (Fear Clinic)
Joe Absolom — (Girl Number 9)
Mark Gantt — (The Bannen Way)
Eric Balfour — (Valemont)

Best Female Actor in a Drama Web Series
Zoe Bell — (Angel of Death)
Rachael Hip-Flores — (Anyone But Me)
Tatyana Ali — (Buppies)
Sophie Tilson — (OzGirl)
Crystal Chappell — (Venice)

As you looked at the nominees above – I bet you didn’t realize you’d know some of these names, huh? Yes, actors are moving to new media productions to continue to do what they love – entertain us.

Why not show your appreciation and take 1 minute – click on this link and vote for the Streamy’s audience choice nominees. You can take about an hour or so and watch the videos of each of the nominees on the same page. Some pretty awesome productions.