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Paula Abdul, for all her meager vocal skills, was at least an accomplished dancer and choreographer.

Now that Paula has announced she’s leaving American Idol, the show is scrambling to find big names to fill her spot.

Enter this woman:

Yes indeedy, sweetie.

Victoria Beckham got a taste of being a judge on a U.S. reality show when she was the guest panelist on Project Runway (where she schmoozed with winner Christian Siriano).

Now she’s been confirmed as a fill-in judge on American Idol for at least one episode.

Victoria’s previous accomplishments have included marrying well and having the lofty distinction of being the least talented Spice Girl.

Oh dear.

I will say that Victoria is a pleasant and quick-witted presence on-screen (at least when she gets rid of her Citrus Face and actually shows that she has teeth). But who wants to see two snarky Brits on a show called American Idol?

By the way, is the alleged Paula Abdul spat with new judge Kara DioGuardi seemingly a replay of X Factor‘s clash between Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue? We Americans always get the damn reruns!

In other news:

  • A woman looking like a slightly healthier Posh Spice is a person of interest in the Madeleine McCann case.(The Sun)

  • Susan Boyle received a glam makeover for Harper’s Bazaar.(Scotsman)
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.