November 22nd, 2010
09:34 AM ET
Former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul's days of discovering fresh new talent aren't over. The singer-dancer has just launched AuditionBooth.com, a new casting website for aspiring entertainers.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, AuditionBooth - which 48-year-old Abdul co-founded - hopes to connect those with dreams of being in show business with casting directors, producers, and managers of TV shows, reality series, Web videos, and ad campaigns.
Talent can use AuditionBooth to record and upload their audition videos, while casting decision-makers can search and screen submissions, and visitors can comment on and "Like" videos.
"I've spent so much time throughout my career nurturing great talent, some of whom have realized their dreams and some of whom haven't been as lucky," says Abdul, who gives advice and inspiration in the Paula's Blog section of the site. "The fact is, though, that in some cases the only difference has been opportunity. That is what AuditionBooth is about - the opportunity."
Simon Cowell would surely agree.
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