Potential for crazy spills alert: Would you watch Paula Abdul on Dancing with the Stars?
Now that Paula Abdul is completely off American Idol, ABC is offering the ex-Idol judge a $1 million development deal, according to a report on TMZ; the kicker is, she’ll have to dust off her old dancing shoes and appear on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars — though it’s unclear whether she’ll actually compete on the show or just appear on it in another capacity. (Not very fair, after all, given that Paula was a famous choreographer and dancer before she became an Idol judge.)
Under the terms of ABC’s deal, Paula would still be allowed to judge The X Factor with former judge frenemy Simon Cowell on FOX. However, there’s no dancing around this deal: ABC’s offer is for the upcoming season of the show, which begins in March.
ABC says it doesn’t comment on “new cast members.”