Major Ugly Betty Casting News: Paula Abdul! Yaya Dacosta!

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Holy Ugly Betty casting news!

The ABC series may be moving to Fridays in the fall, but it isn't going quietly.

First, it looks like Paula Abdul's first post-American Idol role will actually be to guest star on the show. Sources have confirmed to Michael Ausiello that the wakcy former judge will be playing a new temp at Mode. Look for her to bond with Amanda.

  • Paula
  • Yaya Dacosta

Which of these guest stars are you more excited about?

Meanwhile, America's Next Top Model cycle three runner-up, Yaya Dacosta, has also nabbed a key part.

The polarizing, part-time actress will take over the recurring role of Wilhelmina’s daughter Nico, a role originated by Jowharah Jones. Dacost will debut on the October 9 season premiere.

She's previously appeared on All My Children.

** UPDATE: ABC has now confirmed that Abdul will NOT appear on Ugly Betty after all.

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