If you wanna be crowned American Idol, you'll have to zigazig ah. That, or don some cherry ChapStick.
Producers will be stacking the judges' deck with celebrities for the seven weeks of auditions, and Posh Spice herself, Victoria Beckham, will be grabbing a seat at the table for one city, her rep confirms to E! News. Ditto "I Kissed a Girl" gal Katy Perry.
Think this is a good idea? Who else would you like to see square off with Simon?
(Originally published Aug. 6, 2009, at 7:22 a.m. PT)
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