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This Just In: Paula Abdul nixes 'Star Search' gig

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paula_abdulImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR PhotosKnowing Paula Abdul, this news could change as quickly as it’s posted. But for the moment, insiders at ABC tell me that she is not going to do the network’s new Star Search reboot after all.

Surprised? Or relieved?

Anyway, the source adds that the ousted American Idol judge is only off the project “at this time,” meaning, obviously, that she can do a 180 as fast as you or I could down a Diet Snapple.

Thoughts? Did ABC dodge a bullet here? Or should they be bummed, missing out on this chance to crash in… er, cash in on the mother of all train-wreck TV personalities? Sound off below. And be prepared for updates. I know I am.