Paula Abdul was rumored to be joining Dancing With The Stars and even Simon Cowells’s newest venture in the US, X Factor, but rumor has it that she will be hosting and/or judging a new Star Search remake.
The show ran from 1983 to 1995, with host Ed McMahon running things. In 2004, Arsenio Hall tried to take the helm, but was unsuccessful. Now Paula is said to be taking over as host/judge for the show.
According to the Ausiello Files, Paula is in the process of closing the deal for the show:
The Alphabet network had been wooing Abdul since last summer when she officially announced her departure from Idol. There was talk of her joining Dancing With the Stars in some capacity, but a deal never came to fruition. It’s not clear if Abdul’s Star Search gig would preclude her from joining former colleague Simon Cowell as a judge on the forthcoming US version of his UK monster hit, The X Factor, which is slated to debut on Fox in the fall of 2011. (Star Search is being targeted for this summer.)
Do you think this is a good career move for Paula? Or should she have waited for X Factor to make its stateside debut?