August 9, 2009

Abdul mentioned as possible ‘Dancing’ star

ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson says he is open to adding singer-choreographer Paula Abdul to Dancing with the Stars.

McPherson said Saturday that Abdul, who recently ended her American Idol judging duties amid a contract dispute, would be a welcome addition to Dancing as a judge or participant, reported.

Absolutely. I would love that, McPherson said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif. I was a little stunned by the decision, and we would love to have her on 'Dancing.'

McPherson has already reached out to Abdul regarding a possible spot on ABC, the Los Angeles Times reported.

I think she's a huge talent, McPherson said. I think that there's a lot made about her in terms of who she is. And I think there's a sensitivity and a kind of emotion to her that balances out 'Idol.' And we'd love to get a piece of that. It would be great.