Abdul Lends Talent to First Bratz Movie

American Idol judge Paula Abdul joined the creative team of Bratz: The Movie, the first live-action feature based on the fashion doll property. Crystal Sky Pictures is financing the film, while Arad Productions' Avi Arad, MGA Entertainment's Isaac Larian, and Crystal Sky's Steven Paul are producing the picture, and Crystal Sky Pictures President Benedict Carver will executive produce. Lionsgate is distributing Bratz: The Movie in the U.S.; it is scheduled to open in August 2007. Besides playing one of the major characters in the film, Abdul will serve as executive producer and be involved in creating the film's music, choreography, and fashion.