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Paula Abdul Will Return to Prime Time…But When?

Paula Abdul Will Return to Prime Time…But When?

Paula Abdul may have kicked Simon Cowell to the curb, but she’s fielding numerous other offers to appear on prime time programming. Although the ever-ebullient Abdul recently lost a recurring role on Ugly Betty to actress Kristen Johnson, rumors are still swirling that she’ll join the panel of judges So You Think You Can Dance.

paula-abdul-short-hairPaula Abdul’s announcement this summer that she would not be returning to American Idol left fans in a tizzy. But, it wasn’t long before buzz began that Abdul would be back on prime time in a recurring role on Ugly Betty. Unfortunately for Paula, the gig went to statuesque actress Kristen Johnson, best known for her role as Sally Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Still, all hope is not lost. Earlier this month, multiple media outlets reported the rumor that Abdul was slated to join the judging panel on So You Think You Can Dance. Nothing is set in stone yet, but host Cat Deeley told The Sun, “I would love to have her with us, every time I’ve met Paula she’s been incredibly friendly and fun.”

If she does join the show, she may be able to pick up some beauty tips from the lovably daft Mary Murphy, who last season shocked and amused viewers by admitting she used too much Botox to move her eyebrows.

Many believe Abdul is no stranger to the plastic surgeon’s office, as well, and is definitely an avid supporter of Hollywood’s anti-wrinkle campaign. (Paula denies all accusations, and was quoted proclaiming, “Check behind my ears! I haven’t had one ounce of work done, contrary to what every plastic surgeon may believe.”)

Coincidentally, several plastic surgeons do believe Paula has gone under the knife once or twiceor more.

In his celebrity plastic surgery blog, Dr. Anthony Youn writes, “I see two major plastic surgery possibilities. First, her nose looks thinner and shorter, possibly due to a rhinoplasty. Second, her eyebrows appear to have that arched ‘Botox Brow’ look.”

In a feature on, Dr. Sherrell Aston concurred, noting, “I agree Paula Abdul appears to have had a rhinoplasty, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, and breast augmentation. Her jaw line contour is very good for [her] age so it is possible she has had a short incision facelift…. She is pretty smooth between the eyebrows so I suspect a little Botox and she may have had subtle fillers.”

Regardless of whether she has had any recent work done, the multitalented Ms. Abdul still looks stunning, and will undoubtely stay in the public eye for some time. Fans will just have to wait a little longer for final details of Paula’s imminent return to prime time.

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