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Paula Abdul Reveals Michael Bolton Was Her Babysitter

Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- A babysitter singing a child to sleep is sweet, and Paula Abdul revealed on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday that she got that special treatment when she was seven years old because her babysitter was none other than Michael Bolton.

He’s 58 now and she’s 49.

Paula told Kimmel that Bolton, who was using his real name Bolotin back then, was a teenager who had moved from Connecticut to Los Angeles to find fame and fortune. Bolton and his then-girlfriend were pals with Paula’s older sister when he was asked to babysit little Paula at her home in Los Angeles.

Paula remembers Michael not being a very attentive babysitter and recalls him spending most of his time jamming with musicians who lived in the building.

Paula told Kimmel she remembers hurting herself on a couch by jamming a pencil into her leg to get his attention and force him to drive her to the hospital. She said he would sing her to sleep but he would never help her with her homework.

Years later, after Paula gained fame as a choreographer, she told Kimmel she got a call from her agent saying Michael Bolton wants to hire her to choreograph his tour but he wants to know if she is the “same bratty Paula Abdul” he used to babysit.

Paula did end up choreographing his tour. Bolton joined the conversation via Skype from South Dakota and confirmed to Kimmel that he babysat Paula when she was a Brownie. Bolton said Paula has grown from a sweetheart little Brownie to a superstar.

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Michael Bolton Booted from 'Dancing,' Demands Apology

Photo Courtesy - Adam Larkey/ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Michael Bolton, who was booted off "Dancing With the Stars" Tuesday night, is not leaving without a fight. After the singer-songwriter's "Hound Dog" routine was torn apart by judge Bruno Tonioli, who called it "the worst jive in 11 seasons," Bolton has demanded an apology.

Monday night, Bruno lashed out at Bolton's jive with professional partner Chelsie Hightower, in which they used a dog house as a prop. He gave the couple the low score of three out of 10, putting him way behind his competitors. Bolton said he was "disappointed" by the judge's harsh critique.

Despite the low score, Bolton stood by the dance, calling it "hilarious," and praised Hightower for coaching him through the second week of competition.

Bolton will return to his worldwide concert tour, promoting his latest album, "One World One Love."

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