Fox’s announcement about Ellen DeGeneres joining American Idol for Season 9 has pretty much sealed the fact that Paula isn’t coming back to Idol anytime soon. So what’s Paula been up to? Before the celebrity cast list was announced for Dancing With The Stars, there was a lot speculation that Paula was joining the second most popular reality TV show in some sort of manner- but alas nothing came out of that as well. Now there are rumblings made by Paula herself that she wants to host a daytime talk show. Eeeks. Imagine the kind of advice she’d dole out if she were given an entire hour to herself. Would you watch a trainwreck show like that? Ashamedly I’d probably check out a couple of episodes. Since announcing her departure, the only jobs Paula has 100% been confirmed to were a guest star on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” and the hosting gig for “VH1’s Divas Live”.
As announced in July on Homorazzi.com, VH1 is resurrecting their iconic concert series back after a four year hiatus. Originally, the four divas scheduled to perform were Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Adele and Miley Cyrus. I still don’t get why Miley is included though I have to admit her newest song “Party in the USA” is my latest guilty pleasure. Since the initial announcement, both Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson have been added to the bill. The Divas Concert is looking more like an American Idol alumni benefit especially with Paula at the helm. If you also factor in Leona’s connection to Simon Cowell then it becomes even more of an psuedo Idol affair.
VH1 just released a promotional video spoofing how Paula got the gig at an unemployment agency. Check it out below. During the telecast, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper and Martina McBride will be special musical guests. While scheduled to present will be Kathy Griffin, Toni Braxton, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port and the cast of Fame (Asher Book, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Kherington Payne, Naturi Naughton, and Walter Perez). The concert will be held at Brooklyn Academy of Music and the telecast is scheduled to air September 17.