Paula Abdul and LeAnn Rimes Paula Abdul and LeAnn Rimes

Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva is about to welcome some real-life divas to the set for the show's upcoming third season, premiering this summer! Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul returns to give Jane (Brooke Elliott) relationship advice, while country star LeAnn Rimes guests as an estranged soon-to-be ex-wife to a celebrity on trial for hit-and-run.

"When we created this role, we specifically had LeAnn in mind," says executive producer Josh Berman. "Her character is complex, brilliant, and just when you think you know her, she'll throw in a twist you won't see coming."

Also making an appearance will be newly announced Dancing With the Stars contestant Wendy Williams, who shows up as a judge presiding over Rimes' case. And speaking of dancing, So You Think You Can Dance's Keith "Tyce" Diorio will choreograph a musical dream sequence in the season premiere.

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