Victoria Beckham Joins Boston Judges Panel, Could Paula Abdul Return?

UPDATE: The LA Times reports that Victoria’s rep denies she’s in talks to be a permanent judge, “They felt she was natural in Denver. [But] she has Fashion Week coming up, and she is focusing on that.” As if Victoria would turn down a spot on the biggest show in America for…Fashion Week. Still, here’s hoping her rep don’t lie…

Judges, Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson are in Boston today to hear auditions for Season 9 of American Idol. Spice girl, Victoria Beckham is also there filling in as guest judge for the second time–she also sat in on last week’s Denver auditions.

The speculation is that, because they asked her back, Idol is seriously considering Victoria as a permanent replacement for Paula Abdul who left the show in a salary dispute.

But, I’m also hearing that Ryan Seacrest said on his KIIS FM radio yesterday that due to a scheduling conflict, Katy Perry would not be a guest judge as previously reported.

So, fingers crossed that Victoria is filling in for Katy, or that the producers couldn’t find someone suitable at the last minute for the Boston auditions.

If this Radar Online report is true, Idol can’t be seriously considering her for a permanent position. I mean, yeah, she is managed, personally, by Idol creator, Simon Fuller. And yes, Fuller has been unsuccessful so far in making Victoria and her soccer-playing husband, David Beckham, stars on this side of the pond–this could be her last big shot.

But surely, Fuller wouldn’t put Idol in jeopardy in an attempt to force his prize client on the American public? Fuller, you’ve been trying, and we’ve already said NO NO NO. Please get the message, OK?

I’m just going to think happy thoughts in the mean time. Happy happy thoughts.

Of course, there are those rumors that Paula Abdul may be coming back after all. I would laugh and laugh and laugh if that happened. And then I’d pat myself on the back for being right in the first place. But, I think in order for Paula to return, she’s going to have to lower her asking price. Maybe even swallow her pride and take the 5M that Idol initially offered her.

Maybe Paula will wake up in a cold sweat one of these nights, and in an epiphany, ask her self “MY GOD, what have I DONE!!!” At which point she’ll ring her manager and scream into the phone “TAKE THE OFFER David! Take it, take it, take it!”

Or maybe, after weeks of horrible chemistry and FAIL on the judges panel during the audition rounds, the producers will decide that Paula is worth the extra money, and the tantrums after all…

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