Paula Abdul Kicks Off Job-Market Rebound by Finding Work

Need some good news about the economy? Consider this: The job market has apparently experienced such a comeback that even Paula Abdul has managed to find a job.

The “Straight Up” singer, who’s been at loose ends since she perhaps hastily abandoned her American Idol judging post last year, has found gainful employment a the lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on the upcoming dance-competition series Got to Dance.

The show, based on a U.K. hit with the same premise, will likely debut midseason this fall on CBS. Billed as broadcast TV’s first all-ages, all-genres dance series, the show will feature everything “from ballroom to break dance, bhangra to ballet, and tap to tango.”

Abdul will reportedly have a wide variety of behind-the-scenes and on-camera roles to fill on the show.  If her tenure at American Idol is anything to go by, we can only assume that “resident loose cannon” will be one of them. Can’t wait.