Jordin Sparks // Handprint Ceremony at Planet Hollywood in New York City (July 21st 2009)

Pop singer Jordin Sparks made an appearance at Planet Hollywood in New York City’s Times Square Tuesday (Jul 21) to promote her latest album Battlefield with a handprint ceremony. Click here to read our review for the new album.

In related news, Paula Abdul has not been offered a contract to come back next season, and Jordin has made it known that she supports Paula Abdul’s return to the show:

“Oh my gosh, they need to keep Paula,” the season six winner said. “It would be so different without her on the show… She was the one who usually came back and was like, ‘Are you guys doing okay? Are you fine?’ And I definitely think they need her. She’s amazing and deserves it.”

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