Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo To Judge Fox’s Dance Contest

Paula Abdul is getting back into the judging business on Fox.

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3rd Annual Women Making History Event at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The former “American Idol” judge will join the “So You Think You Can Dance” panel when the talent show returns this summer.

Jason Derulo also is coming aboard as a judge, the network said Thursday. The singer-songwriter’s hits include “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle.”

Returning judge Nigel Lythgoe, who’s also the show’s executive producer, said the 12th season will include a twist: Stage dancers will compete against street dancers.

Cat Deeley will be back as host, Fox said. Auditions for the new season begin Saturday in New York.

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Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Mich.

Singer-dancer Abdul, who handled choreography for artists including Prince, George Michael and Heart, was a judge on Australia’s version of “So You Think You Can Dance.”