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Paula Abdul may join ABC's new version of 'Star Search'



Tbd-paulaabdul031710 Get ready to see a lot more Paula Abdul on your TVs; Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello says she may soon join a Star Search retread on ABC. Isn't that just what American Idol was in the first place?

EW doesn't specify whether Abdul would be hosting or judging (or both), but they do say the network has been trying to get her since she first tweeted she was leaving her Fox hit. Simon Cowell also said he would welcome her on a U.S. version of his British hit The X Factor, which is supposed to start on Fox in 2011, but there's no word on whether Star Search would scuttle that idea.

And for the pickiest Juice*heads, yes, CBS tried bringing the old Ed McMahon-hosted show in 2003, but it was canceled a mere year later. What do you expect when you pick Arsenio Hall as the host?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:24am]


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