"Everyone is expendable"
In spite of the fact American Idol big-wigs in the executive suite pooh-poohed any notion that the Paula Abdul switcheroo in the eleventh hour wouldn't hurt the perky little sexpot's chances for a second grab at the brass ring at Fox - they've definitely moved on - to bask in the glow of a different musical beat.
Starting the seventh week into the highly-rated talent showcase, a bevy of Pop Icon Superstars (of the glamorous female persuasion) will take up the celebrated task of judging the aspiring singers each week on Fox.
Victoria Beckham, trophy wife of soccer stud David Beckham, will grace the Idol stage when it revs up in January, for starters.
It'll be a ratings double-whammy for Fox if studly Becks trots in on the chanteuse's bejewelled arm, eh?
Producers have scooped up Katy Perry, too.
So much for Paula Abdul.
Winston Churchill once quipped:
"Everyone has his day and some last longer than others.