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Paula Abdul fans needn't worry…much. Turns out Victoria Beckham isn't gunning for a full-time job on American Idol.
"She is not in talks to join the show permanently," the Posh One's rep, Cheryl Maisel, tells E! News.
Eyebrows raised in unison this week when word broke that Beckham would be joining Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson at a second audition city—today in Boston—despite earlier assurances from the Idol braintrust that her critical cameo last Friday would be a one-time thing.
But it appears Beckham is more interested in style over any kind of substantive TV career. Her rep said earlier today that instead of further Idol commitments, the DVB founder will be focusing her efforts on the forthcoming Fashion Week. A diva's work is never done.
As for Paula, rumors are swirling that she may be returning to the Idol table after all, albeit not the one people are hoping for…
While Abdul is certainly spoiled for network wooers stateside, the press Down Under is working themselves into a tizzy predicting that the judge's next primetime pit stop will be on none other than their own Australian Idol (the Aussie counterpart has been working to fill a seat after one of its judges went so far past the taste line he ended up in the unemployment queue).
RadarOnline even reported that producers of the show have put it in writing that they are craving Abdul's particular brand of kookiness. (Requisite grain of salt: If U.S. TV couldn't match her price tag, it's unlikely the Aussies could, either.)
Back to Beckham for a moment. If she does wind up doing any more Idol guest spots, it'll be with her accent—and pout—fully intact.
Maisel is blasting an OK! magazine report claiming that her royal Beckness has enrolled in private elocution lessons not only to thin out her British accent, but to learn "how to make appropriate facial expressions."
As if there was any occasion for which pursed lips weren't appropriate.
Says the rep: "The story on whether or not Victoria took facial and vocal lessons in order to appear on the show is completely false and totally ridiculous."
—Additional reporting by Ashley Fultz
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