It’s looking more and more like Paula Abdul isn’t coming back to American Idol next season. Word throughout the industry is that celebrity guest judges will replace Abdul this season. There is no word if the people at Idol are looking for a permanent replacement judge. I personally would have liked to see Paula Abdul stay (even if her comments were half as useful as Simon and Randy’s).
Word is that Victoria Beckham, Shania Twain, Mary J. Blige, and Broadway stars Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris. Sounds like a pretty dang entertaining season and might even add the extra spice American Idol has been lacking of late. Looks like Abdul is gone for good.