R&B superstar MARY J. BLIGE has become the latest star to fill Paula Abdul's vacant chair as a judge on TV talent show American Idol.
Victoria Beckham stepped in to replace Abdul, who announced her decision to quit the show last week (ends07Aug09), and Katy Perry will also serve as a judge at upcoming auditions.
Blige will meet up with show regulars Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi in Atlanta, Georgia.