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, People.com 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.