Paula Abdul Headed to 'Star Search' Remake: Report

Entertainment Mar. 15, 2010 AT 8:11PM
Paula Abdul Headed to 'Star Search' Remake: Report Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Paula Abdul's job search may be over.

The former American Idol judge is "finalizing a deal" to star in an updated version of Star Search, the 1980s-era talent competition hosted by the late Ed McMahon, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Slated for summer 2010, the Star Search reboot is said to feature Abdul serving as a combination judge and host, although details are still being worked out; an ABC rep refused to comment to

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Following Abdul's departure from Idol last year, rumors suggested that the star was headed for Dancing With the Stars as well as Idol pal Simon Cowell's upcoming X Factor show.

Unlike Idol, the original Star Search (Arsenio Hall starred in an attempted CBS remake that was cancelled during the 2003-2004 season) wasn't just for singers: actors, comedians and even models vied to win the talent contest. Alums of the syndicated show included Britney Spears.

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