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Victoria Beckham to Guest Judge on "Idol"

Ex-Spice Girl will make a "one-off appearance" on the show: rep

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    Victoria Beckham to Guest Judge on "Idol"
    Just two days after Paula Abdul shocked "American Idol" fans with news of her departure, Victoria Beckham announced she plans to step in as a guest judge on the hit reality TV show.

    Move over, Paula. There's a new judge in town.

    Just two days after Paula Abdul shocked "American Idol" fans with news of her departure, Victoria Beckham announced she plans to step in as a guest judge on the hit reality TV show.

    Though it was unclear the extent of Beckham's role on the show, the former Spice Girl has inked a deal for a "one-off appearance" on the popular show, her publicist told Britain's Sky News.

    Beckham, 35, will sit alongside judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi -- but her rep said the wife of soccer hunk David Beckham doesn't want to commit to more than a guest role so she can focus on her fashion line.

    The news comes as rumors swirled about who will serve as Abdul's replacement. Though a number of names have been batted around -- including Jennifer Lopez, who later denied the report -- no one has been officially named.

    Abdul, who was on the show for eight seasons, is believed to have earned $2 million last season and was reportedly seeking $20 million to stay on the show.

    "With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return," Abdul said on her Twitter page Tuesday.