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Abdul to host 'VH1 Divas' Sept. 17 concert special

Updated: 2009-08-26 10:06

Abdul to host 'VH1 Divas' Sept. 17 concert special
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, 'American Idol' judge Paula Abdul arrives at the American Idol Top 13 Party in Los Angeles. Fox said Tuesday Aug. 4, 2009, Abdul has decided against returning to 'American Idol' as a judge. [Agencies] 

LOS ANGELES – Paula Abdul will see familiar faces when she hosts the "VH1 Divas" concert — former "American Idol" winners Kelly Clarkson and Jordin Sparks are among the singers.

The special, which also includes Adele, Leona Lewis and Miley Cyrus, will air live on Sept. 17.

Abdul has been filling in her dance card with work since Twittering her decision to quit as an "American Idol" judge. Besides the VH1 concert, she's filmed an appearance on Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva."

Producer-judge Nigel Lythgoe of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" expressed interest in an Abdul cameo on the show, and ABC programming chief Stephen McPherson said he's been in touch with her.

But Abdul has yet to announce a steady job to replace the hit singing contest, which she left amid contract negotiations.