This week is off to a grim start for Paula Abdul.
"Paula will not be on our show," an ABC spokesman tells E! News.
ABC did tease, however, that 3rd Rock From the Sun funnylady Kristen Johnston would be guest-starring on the show. No word if she'll be filling the shoes of Amanda's new friend or not.
Could this mean a return-to-Idol announcement may be imminent?
—Reporting by Claudia Cagan
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