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Queen Latifah won't replace Paula

tv Updated: Aug 28, 2009 20:05 IST

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Queen Latifah has denied that she will be permanently filling in for Paula Abdul on American Idol.

The rapper-turned-actress is in talks to join regulars Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for a few auditions of the show. But the singer has claimed that she won’t become the fourth judge when the talent show returns to Los Angeles for a new season.

"I don’t want to replace Paula Abdul. I feel like she is irreplaceable,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying. Abdul quit as a judge on the show earlier this month (Aug09), and stars of the likes of Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige and Katy Perry have filled her spot as special guests.