Paula Abdul has been cast in an episode on the upcoming Lifetime dramedy Drop Dead Diva. Premiering July 12, the series follows a superficialmodel who dies and comes back in the curvier body of a smart lawyer (Broadway vet Brooke Elliott). Abdul’s episode, airing in September, will feature the American Idol star as a judge who hears a case about a store that refuses to carry plus-sized clothes. Other stars lined up for guest spots on the series include Liza Minnelli, Rosie O’Donnell, and Tim Gunn.