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In the wake of her departure from "American Idol," Paula Abdul's first job will be as host of "VH1 Divas," a live concert event scheduled for Sept. 17.

Hoping to change the conversation away from the scandal and death of a contestant on one of its low-rent reality shows, VH1 made the announcement Tuesday in a press release that described the former "American Idol" judge as "the legendary Paula Abdul."

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I like Abdul, but I think "legendary" is going just a little too far, don't you?

Here is more from VH1 on the announcement:

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