Paula Abdul on “Kissing” Gene Kelly

On CBS Sunday Morning, Paula Abdul will discuss the public’s misconceptions about her as well as rumors of her drug and alcohol abuse. On a lighter note, she’ll also shares with host, Julie Chen, her earliest memory of dance:

My earliest memory of dance, probably, was what gave me the bug to actually become a performer… was when I was four years old.  And I was watching Singin’ in the Rain in our family living room.  And my mom and dad were sitting on the couch.  And I kept getting closer to the television set. And then I kissed the TV set to kiss Gene Kelly.

And I looked back at my dad, and I said, “That’s my dad.”  And my father says, “No, I’m your dad. That can be your television dad.” And I fell in love with Gene Kelly.  And truly, that is my earliest, most beautiful memories of deciding right then and there.  As my parents put it, I stood up and I put my fist down and said, “I’m going to be an entertainer.”


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