At least Paula Abdul is still someone's idea of a dream judge.
Less than 24 hours after turning the page on her American Idol career, the former Fox star was on her way to Peachtree City, Ga., to finish shooting her upcoming cameo on the Lifetime dramedy Drop Dead Diva.
And going by this still from the Sept. 13 episode, which she filmed earlier this summer, it looks as if Judge Paula Abdul still wields plenty of authority in TV land.
Tomorrow she'll shoot a scene for the Oct. 11 season finale in which Judge Paula will appear in a dream sequence to give Jane (Brooke Elliott) some relationship pointers.
And, presumably, to tell the spiritually transposed model that she looks amazing.
We're still waiting to hear what Simon has to say, but here's how some of Paula's other Idol compatriots reacted to the big news.