Just What “American Idol” Needed: More Drama

noah | August 14, 2009 4:30 pm

After flying Victoria Beckham to Boston so she could once again fill American Idol‘s fourth judge’s chair for the second round of auditions there, the show’s producers have decided to switch things up for Round Two in Atlanta: Frequent Idol cover-ee Mary J. Blige will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi and take over Paula Abdul’s spot. (And lest you think that reports of Beckham being “icy and wooden” during judging led to her getting the heave-ho, a mole inside the show has said that Posh was actually “warm with the contestants.” Good old People, always allowing the celebrity-industrial complex to stay on-message!) [People]