Paulaabdul_foxtca2009_290 ABC confirmed today that Paula Abdul will no longer be guest-starring on “Ugly Betty.”

Via our friends at the LA Times, the former “American Idol” judge had been in talks to play a temp who becomes friends with

Becki Newton’s Amanda at Mode, the fictional fashion magazine on the show. The episode had been scheduled

to shoot this week.

There has been speculation that the reason Abdul is no longer appearing on “Ugly Betty” and never signed on for the possible “Dancing with the Stars” stint is because she’s in talks to return to “American Idol.”

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