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Victoria Beckham In Boston For American Idol Audition

Aug. 13 2009, Published 5:58 a.m. ET

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Paula – meet Posh.

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is in Boston Thursday,  filling  the  fourth judge chair on American Idol,  left vacant by Paula Abdul's surprising departure last week in a dispute over money.

Beckham will help judge callbacks for contestants who tried out but were invited back for another round, according to reps for the Fox network.  Beckham was a guest judge last Friday for auditions in Denver, but it was originally described as a one-time appearance.

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Last week in Denver, Beckham said she was a huge fan of  American Idol and nervous about being a judge. "My heart is about to jump out my throat," she said.

She also said she was looking forward to any criticisms Simon Cowell may have for her.

"I have a British sense of humor. I'm quite welcoming to it," Beckham said.

American Idol returns for its ninth season in January.

As for Paula Abdul, she’s said to be weighing other offers, including an invitation to be a judge on Australian Idol, as exclusively reported Wednesday.



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