EXCLUSIVE: Paula Abdul to Make “Surprise” Appearance Tonight on Jimmy Kimmel NBA Finals Special

Jun. 11 2009, Published 6:29 a.m. ET

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Spoiler Alert: With the Los Angeles Lakers preparing to take to the floor tonight against the Orlando Magic tonight in game 4 of the NBA Finals, Jimmy Kimmel is prepping his Jimmy Kimmel Live! Game Night special and already has one top secret skit ready to go.

Paula Abdul, who began her career as a Laker Girl cheerleader almost 30 years ago, pre-taped a comedy routine with Kimmel on June 9.  We don’t want to spoil all the fun but will tell you Paula does NOT get back into her old cheerleading uniform.  “She could probably still fit into it but that would have been too obvious,” a source told

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The Kimmel Game Night special is on ABC tonight, pre-game on the East Coast and post-game on the West.  Paula’s return to the American Idol judging table is still the subject of negotiations.

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