Paula Abdul Has a New Gig

Celebrity News Aug. 25, 2009 AT 10:18AM
Paula Abdul poses in the press room during the American Idol Season 8 Grand Finale on May 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Paula Abdul poses in the press room during the American Idol Season 8 Grand Finale on May 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Paula Abdul is going from judge to host.

The former American Idol judge announced on her Twitter page Monday night that she'll be anchoring VH1 Divasnext month.

"Hi guys! im really excited 2 announce ill b hosting this year's "Vh1 Divas"! The show will be live on Sept 17th @ 9 pm EST," Paula Tweeted.

See Paula Abdul's wackiest wardrobe choices of the years.

"This year's VH1 Divas show will honor Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus- I am so excited!!" Paula continued.

The show will air live from the Brooklyn Academy of Music Howard Gilman Opera House in New York.

Check out photos of Abdul -- and other too tan stars.

It was announced Monday that Abdul will no longer be playing a temp on Ugly Betty this season.

Former 3rd Rock From the Sun star Kristen Johnston will take her space on the show's Oct. 9 premiere.

"I've always considered myself a poor man's Paula Abdul," Johnston joked to Entertainment Weekly.

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