Paula Abdul Sets the Record ‘Straight Up,’ Curtin & Newman on That ‘SNL’ Fight & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today:

It was her and we together ... (Image via Virgin)

PEOPLE: Paula Abdul turns 59 today, June 19! In honor of the occasion, she chats about how she recorded her first smash, the #1 hit "Straight Up" ... in the songwriter's shower! According to Paula, "I recorded 'Straight Up' in his little shower, and in the early masters that were released, you could actually hear someone banging from the next apartment, going, 'Shut up!'" It was good enough to earn her a Grammy nomination.

BUZZFEED NEWS: For the first time, Juneteenth — marking the end of slavery in the U.S. — is celebrated as a federal holiday.

YOUTUBE: A fan asked Laraine Newman and Jane Curtin — who were guesting on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen — what it was like to witness the infamous Chevy Chase-Bill Murray physical fight on the SNL set back in the day. Curtin described it as "two bull-mooses going at each other," while Newman said it was "very sad and painful and awful." As Cohen pointed out, though, the two then left and filmed Caddyshack together!

The remarkable women went on to describe sketches they liked the best from their era of the show, and Jane Curtin named the Uncle Roy sketches:

BOY CULTURE: Remembering gorgeous Louis Jourdan on what would've been his 100th b'day!

KENNETH IN THE (212): When All in the Family humanized a gay man who dressed as a woman.

EXTRATV: Sadly, John Paragon — Jambi the Genie on Pee-wee's Playhouse and one half of a vicious gay couple on Seinfeld — died of alcohol-related causes back in April. He was 66.

RIP John! (GIF via GIPHY)

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