Paula Abdul Lands a New TV Gig!

Entertainment May. 24, 2010 AT 11:33AM
Paula Abdul Lands a New TV Gig! Credit: Michael Caulfield/AMA 2009/Getty Images for DCP

Paula Abdul is headed back to the judges' table.

As reported last week in the new issue of Us Weekly the ex-American Idol star (who was replaced by Ellen DeGeneres on the Fox show), 47, will join CBS's upcoming Got to Dance, a U.S. version of the U.K. reality competition. On Monday, CBS confirmed that the singer-dancer will serve as lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on the show, which will feature talent of all ages.

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"She signed the contract Tuesday," an insider tells Us. "I've spent the better part of my life teaching, mentoring, nurturing -- working with so many talented people -- and I consider myself truly blessed to be able to continue to do something that I hold so dear to my heart," Abdul said in CBS' Monday announcement.  The star continued: "Compelling stories, exciting competition and amazing dance performances are guaranteed."

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Abdul -- who is also rumored to have a role on Simon Cowell's  2011 reality show X-Factor -- has boogying on the brain. On May 14, she Twittered, "Here's a shout-out for all my fellow dancers."

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The New York Post reports that Abdul will return to the American Idol finale. A rep for Idol did not confirm the news to

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