Paula Abdul should join Dancing with the Stars, according to 55 percent of respondents to a TVGuide.com poll.
The poll asked if Abdul should join Dancing with the Stars, create an American Idol competitor, star in a sitcom or participate in some other reality show. Fifty-five percent saw Dancing as the best fit for the former choreographer. Seventeen percent thought a new reality show was the best option. Fourteen percent each wanted her to create an Idol competitor or a sitcom.
Abdul announced her departure from American Idol via Twitter on Aug. 5. ABC Entertainment president Steve McPherson has since said that he'd like to work with Abdul, either via a spot on Dancing or otherwise.
Jillian Harris, Ed Swideriski
A contestant on The Bachelorette says winner Ed Swiderski openly talked about having a girlfriend during the competition to win Jillian Harris' heart.
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After storming out of American Idol in what equated to a very public huff, Paula Abdul is now unemployed. During last week's TV previews in Los Angeles, Fox execs said they were sad to see her go after a protracted contract dispute. Abdul also expressed her sadness in her initial tweet about her departure, but soon enough was talking about the "many wonderful offers" that have come her way since her announcement. (She's already filmed two guest spots for Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva and will reportedly drop in on Ugly Betty this fall.)
So dry off your hankies, America! Paula is going to be just fine. Just a few days after Fox's initial confirmation of her departure, journalists zeroed in on ABC Entertainment president Steve Macpherson, asking him if he'd bring Abdul into the Alphabet fold. "I think she's a huge talent," he said. "We'd love to get a piece of that." He even surprised the crowd when he announced that he had already called her to see if they could work together in the future.
But where could Abdul fit into ABC's strong lineup of doctors and housewives and snarky sitcoms? Let's weigh the options:
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Dancing with the Stars producers have set a rehearsal limit for the Season 9 couples in an attempt to reduce the number of injuries that have afflicted celebrities and pros alike in seasons past.
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In a poll that asked users who they thought should be the next Bachelor, Kiptyn and Reid both nabbed 38 percent of the more than 3,000 votes cast. (Interestingly, in a poll launched before the final rose, the majority wanted...
You don't have to wait until the next incarnation of The Bachelor to see Chris Harrison on your TV again. The host/matchmaker has paired with Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba to anchor TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage, starting with September's Emmy Awards. "What most people don't know is that this goes back to my true passion — live TV," Harrison, who also hosts Hollywood 411, tells TVGuide.com. "I started there as a local sportscaster in Oklahoma City and that will always be my love. It's kind of what I live for." But how does red-carpet coverage compare to his Bachelor/ette duties? Find out, and see what Harrison has to say about the Bachelorette finale and why a Friend should be the next Bachelor.