The Queen may be heading to the judges’ table! According to a new report, Queen Latifah has been approached to be fill Paula Abdul’s spot on the show.
Access Hollywood says she’s just one of a long list of celebrities being considered for the coveted position.
Latifah’s rep couldn’t be reached for comment. One rumor we can squash, however, is the J. Lo one. Media Take Out had reported she was in active negotiations for the part, but her rep has since denied it.
According to the New York Post, other stars under consideration for Idol are Cyndi Lauper, Tiffany and Belinda Carlisle – in addition to reports that Paula herself may return to the show after all.
In related news, Kara DioGuardi wants the public to know she was never brought on to replace Paula. She tells Us Weekly, "The way I'm understanding it is that it was her choice to leave.I never was here to replace her. It would be impossible to replace Paula Abdul. She's an incredible talent. She is somebody who helped make the show as big as it is. How could you ever replace that? If anything, she was really somebody who helped me because it was awkward at times being the fourth person.”
Who do you think should fill Paula’s shoes permanently?