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Paula Abdul wastes no time: 'Ugly Betty' could be next on her horizon

August 11, 2009 |  5:39 pm
Paulaprev

We can just hear Paula Abdul going "Idol, Schmidol" as her career turns from reality TV to the world of scripted programming.

Abdul, who has a recurring turn on Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva," a gig that began before she quit-tweeted her judging gig on "American Idol" last week, now might have a role on "Ugly Betty" next season, reports Entertainment Weekly.

ABC confirmed Monday that the network is in talks with Abdul, just days after ABC President of Entertainment Steve McPherson said publicly he'd love for her to appear on "Dancing With The Stars."

Abdul also is being courted by her former "Idol" boss Nigel Lythgoe to become a choreographer and guest judge on the sixth season of "So You Think You Can Dance."


-- Maria Elena Fernandez

Photo Credit: Anne Cusack/Los Angeles TImes


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