Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers fame, as well as originial American Idol Kelly Clarkson, have been added to the pool of guest judges featured in the audition phase of Season 9.
The news comes from E! Online.
Jonas and Clarkson join guest judges Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige and Shania Twain.
Back on the Paula Abdul front, Radar Online reports that Fox is putting together some focus groups to study the ex-judge's popularity -- and, in turn, determine how much the network should offer her to return.
The story is full of anonymous sources and suspense-inducing lines like this:
“There will be four judges at American Idol come January,” a well-placed source said. “And that fourth judge will be Paula Abdul.”