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Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry join American Idol’s judge rotation

September
2

Avril Lavigne will join the judges’ panel when American Idol gets to its callback episode in Hollywood, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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So will Katy Perry, who had been announced as a guest judge earlier in the audition process but never scheduled.

Until now. So will the singer-songwriters be sweet or snide when critiquing Idol‘s wannabes?

We’ll have to wait and see. Meanwhile, the two join the growing crew of stars filling in for the departed Paula Abdul, including Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Jonas and Neil Patrick Harris.

Speaking of NPK, who went to the Dallas auditions, check out his amusing interview with EW: It details how he got the gig (he’s friends with Kara DioGuardi) and whether he harshed on any contestants (he says he “shattered dreams”).

Awesome.

Posted by Heather Salerno on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 10:30 am |
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Mary J. Blige to guest judge ‘American Idol’

August
17

R&B goddess Mary J. Blige is the latest star to sign up for a guest judging gig on “American Idol.”

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Yonkers-born, Grammy winning superstar will be in Atlanta today to help out with the next round of auditions, following up on Victoria “Posh” Beckham’s stint in Boston.

The two ladies are stepping in for Paula Abdul, who announced last month that she won’t be returning to the show. They’ll be right next to returning judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and New Rochelle’s Kara DioGuardi.

Katy Perry will be another one of the show’s upcoming fill-ins, but who else will be popping into Paula’s seat?

No word just yet. But who would YOU like to see judging future “Idol” talent – and the talentless? Cast your vote in the comments section below….

Posted by Heather Salerno on Monday, August 17th, 2009 at 8:14 am |
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