Posh Reels In $5M Idol Contract

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2009 7:34 AM CDT
Posh Reels In $5M Idol Contract
In this undated handout image provided by Giorgio Armani, Victoria Beckham appears in a promotional add for Giorgio Armani.   (AP Photo/ Giorgio Armani)

Victoria Beckham has landed a $5 million contract to sit in for Paula Abdul on American Idol, even though inside sources claim she fumbled her audition, reports the Daily Mail. She has host Simon Cowell's support, though program producers are still worried she comes across as too British and is too painfully thin to satisfy American audiences.  They'll be closely following approval ratings in focus groups to determine how long she continues in the hot seat.
(More American Idol stories.)

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