urx unit loader Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham to guest judge 'American Idol'

Katy_posh_290 Who needs Paula Abdul?

Peter Rice, Chairman of FOX Broadcasting, confirmed Thursday that Victoria "Posh" Beckham will be a guest judge on the next season of "American Idol," along with "I Kissed a Girl" singer Katy Perry.

We repeat though, Beckham and Perry will be guest judges. Paula hasn't been replaced … yet.

Rice says that their hope was that Abdul would come back and they currently have no contingencies or plans for any of the guest judges to become a permanent fixture on the panel.

For that role, they are looking to cast a "different energy" before January.

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