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Kristin Chenoweth named as 'Idol's' next guest judge

August 27, 2009 |  1:30 pm

Chenoweth People magazine reports that Kristin Chenoweth will be the next star to fill the empty seat at the judges' table on "American Idol." The former "Pushing Daises" star and Tony winner will sit in on the Orlando auditions later this week.

Chenoweth follows in a long line of celebrities who have stepped up to fill Paula Abdul's vacated spot, including Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Joe Jonas and, most recently, Neil Patrick Harris.

Singers Katy Perry and "Idol" Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson previously have been reported as guest judges, but neither has been confirmed for specific dates or cities.

For a closer look at "Idol's" guest judges, click here.

-- Kate Stanhope

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