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Paula Abdul Got a Job

By / 05.24.10

A year after being ousted from “American Idol” because she’s a slurring pill-addled mess, Paula Abdul has signed on to be a judge on CBS’s forthcoming “Got to Dance” (more on the show here).

Abdul will serve as the lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on “Got to Dance,” a series from Shine/Reveille that’s based on a UK hit…

CBS, which announced its fall schedule last week, will likely air “Got to Dance” in midseason, raising the tantalizing possibility of Abdul’s new show competing directly against “Idol.” Next year will be the first time that “Idol” won’t have Simon Cowell…

“Dance” will mark the fourth major network to have a dance-competition series, joining ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” with NBC’s “Got Talent” also having a foot in the genre. [Live Feed]

The amazing thing is that “American Idol” has sucked this year — I mean, in my opinion, it ALWAYS sucks, but people who watch it haven’t even liked it this season — which some people probably attribute to Paula’s absence. And next year, when “Idol” flounders without Cowell as viewers flock to the new “X Factor,” those people will actually think it’s because Paula’s on “Got to Dance.” Translation: go ahead and do drugs, kids! You’ll keep succeeding no matter what!

Oh, and the banner image is a still from Paula’s “Cold Hearted” video (embedded below). Wikipedia fun fact: “Cold Hearted” was released in 1989. Yep, it’s been 21 years since Paula looked like that. The song displaced Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting” as the #1 song on the Billboard chart. Richard Marx — now THAT’S someone I wanna see as a judge on “American Idol.” Or at least on some kind of documentary on mullet preservation.


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