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Paula Abdul Leaves American Idol

Paula Abdul Leaves American Idol

Paula Abdul won’t be returning to American Idol, she confirmed on her Twitter account. Here’s what the 47-year-old tweeted:

“With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to #IDOL. I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all …being a part of a show that I helped from day1become an international phenomenon … What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me … It truly has been breathtaking, especially over the past month … I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all.”

A statement was also released from FOX, FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment: “Paula Abdul has been an important part of the American Idol family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show. While Paula will not be continuing with us, she’s a tremendous talent and we wish her the best.”

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  • E

    ok, good luck to her anyway. she’s way too soft to the show but i still kinda like her.

  • http://justjared.com BAILEY

    American Idol will not be the same. I won’t watch it if Paula isn’t on there. PAULA IS AMERICA’S IDOL! WE LOVE PAULA. Boycott Idol!

  • E

    and i wonder will Simon leave, too????? i remember heard this rumor before.
    actually i think that simon’s biggest exicting thing of the show, of course, apart from singers.

  • http://Jake_myersinc.com KC

    woooow, I thought they had worked something out. Seeing her buzzed up and acting kooky is what I looked forward to on the show..gonna miss her.

  • vmars111

    Wow, surprised they didn’t reach an agreement.

    Who’s stupid idea was it anyway to have a fourth judge? That only means more money being thrown somewhere else for a show that will continually have to give the judges more money as years pass.

  • jaxon

    That is a real tragedy. It’s obvious that this is just over money. That is so stupid as this show makes an effing fortune. They could have afforded paying her whatever she wanted. Simon’s getting a fortune and they can afford every penny.

    They’ve made a big mistake. This will ruin the chemistry of the show.

  • jaxon

    However, I wonder if this is all just a publicity stunt.

  • Amour

    Ugh. I really would soooo have rathered it Kara left. Kara is the problem. That shows entire format was such a let down last year. I don’t think I will b watching. Boycott I SHALL!

  • Realme2008

    This is not a publicity stunt. Paul and the network have both officially announced that she won’t be returning. Filming for the new season is going to start in a week or so I think.

  • auifga

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FIRE KARA! SHE’S TERRIBLE AND SO ANNOYING. AI WHAT R U THINKING!????????????

  • jenny

    love Paula, I’m not watching any more, that kara lady messed the show up.

  • Kimberly

    Now the show is gonna suck. I never did like Kara from the beginning. I think they were planing on booting her off to begin with when they first got Kara on the show.

  • E

    yeah, agree about kara, she’s horrible

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    hahahahahaha.. yay! c’mon, EVERYONE knew last season that she wouldn’t return.

  • http://none Bradnon

    I will not be watching American Idol…..BOYCOTT!! Paula added so much to the show. Simon and Paula’s bickering will be missed!! I don’t blame Paula, It is not fair to see Simon and Ryan get paid major money, and she not offered similar. Fox you can afford it, and are making a horrible decision

  • youwillmissme

    Will miss you Paula. You the only judge that treats contestants with respect. Best wishes!

  • wow

    about time. but she is one of the reasons people actually tune in to see the show…even as sad as that seems. we need some crazy to lift us up every now and then and randy is basically simon without the bite. they’re too similar. they shouldn’t bring that other chick, kara, back though if they’re screwing over paula. she made that show along with the others. way to go ai and fox. ugh. good riddance though. about freaking time.

  • christine

    Well I guess they’re gonna replace Paula with Sharon Osbourne or someone better. I bet they WANTED to replace Paula. I’m sure they’re willing to either pay more money for someone better or luck out and pay less money for someone else. Paula’s given bad publicity and she can be a troublemaker and a diva. I use to like her back in the day cause she was a dancer and very pretty and stood with the likes of Janet Jackson. Bethany Frankel (from Desperate Housewives NYC on Bravo TV), for example, said it right when she said that she knows when she can be replaced by any other woman for her own show and is willing to stand by the salary they offer her and not fight it. Does Paula realize the economy we’re in right now?? People are out of jobs and can’t even find temp jobs. If Paula is leaving because she wants a bigger salary, then she’s loopier than I thought and in her own world. I know women like that and I feel sorry for them. Get over yourselves, ladies….

  • You/Me

    I will not be watching American Idol this season nor will I watch it ever again unless Paula comes back …..screw FOX

  • http://madonna.com MADONNA

    OMG!

  • jana

    Hey everyone..this is a scam…she’s already taped some auditions in various citys…
    She’ll be back..she just want the show to get more attention, and she wants more $$$$$

  • Cain

    loss on the both sides…she may have nowhere to get a fat paycheck as that but idol won’t be as funny without her fighting simon all the time.

  • kris

    people will still watch regardless if she’s there or not..
    personally i’ll miss her ramblings and trying to figure out what she’s actually talking about

  • Jaxon

    Simon said at one time if she didn’t come back then he wouldn’t come back either. I wish he would stick to that. I wish people would boycott the show unless she is on it. I don’t even like her that much but she should be on the show. It’s such an unfair situation. They raise Simon to $100,000 while she’s getting under $20,000. I imagine she wanted a big raise too. She’s just as important to the show as Simon but he’s a man and men always get paid more.

    I really hope they suffer big losses for their decision. It is totally unfair.

  • Jaxon

    If you want to complain to Fox hit this and an email form will pop right up for you to tell them what you think”

    FEEDBACK

  • Jaxon

    Sorry, the link didn’t work. So go to this address and scroll down to where it says FEEDBACK.

    http://www.fox.com/community/askfox/

  • Grace

    Pop Idol in the UK is what spawned the entire thing — Paula’s been there for the US one from the start, I guess, but she’s just a panelist on one of the many, many copies of the UK format.

    So any claim that she’s an integral part of the international brand? Eh, dodgy.

  • noodle

    Wtf.
    I rather have her than that Kara bitch:(

  • j

    she rarely ever makes sense but i am going to miss her. she helped keep the contestants positive. and i like her a million times more than kara.

    i thought simon had a clause in his contract that he’d only come back to the show as long as both randy and paula are there also?

  • Zetaprime

    They shouldn’t bother replacing her. There should never have been more than 3 judges to begin with. If she quit over money she was just plain greedy. All of those celebrities have way too much money as it is. I don’t understand why the people don’t just say enough is enough and take it away from them by force if necessary, and redistribute it to those who are struggling to make ends meet.

  • www

    OMG》!!!!!!!!!!真的不能想信!can’t believe that .

  • Hannah

    Not watching anymore.

  • brenda

    This blows. Not Fair Fox you give the guys more money but you will not give more to a girl like Paula who is one of the reasons I watch the show . It’s so not going to be the same!!!! Want her more on than that 4th judge Kara. Will not be watching this season. Such a double standard for girls and boys.

  • ****

    Aw, who’s going to incoherently slur her scripted remarks now?

  • Amanda

    I’m so glad she’s gone. She needs to go to rehab.

  • Bex

    nooo!! i love paula, she was the only truly nice one on the show and all of the contestants loved her.
    her and simon always made me laugh, they certainly have great chemistry. good luck with everything paula, we’ll miss you.
    the upside is that the show will concentrate more on the singers and less on the judges, which i prefer.

  • who cares

    The show is about the talent, not about a drunk judge who doesn’t make sense most of the time.

  • omg

    Ryan sucks, I wish they’d boot him.

  • http://? angie

    Hmmm, seems to me this very well was planned thus the reason they brought on Kara. I don’t believe FOX would be idiodic enuff to let Paula go nor would her good friend Simon ( you know they are buddy buddy cuz of they way the interact on the show). I’m sure they were gonna pay her something reasonable and also where else is Paula gonna go after this? Really she has been entertaining but do all of you really believe she is still some major talent with 100′s of pending offers pounding at her door? Sorry, don’t think so. Paula and her over medicated self were both entertaining and incoherent, making most of her feedback incomprehendable nonsense doused with mushy, lame over kill on the contestants performance- whether decent or pathetic. Will miss Paula for her slurred speech moments and bickering with Simon or will it be for her 2 minute 10 word critique and misplaced emotional attachment to contestants– well guess it’s one of those or something like that. Ultimately, she was a part of the original judge panel and that is probably the most difficult change to accept for all the avid AI fans. We will soon find out how the show functions- I’m sure Paula will be by for some visits- good luck with your next gig Paula! (you’ll probably need it)

  • anon

    And yet Ryn Secrest gets $15 million a year to continue being a dweeb and making douchetastic rality shows?

  • blah

    thats really unfortunate

  • sachet

    Paula is a pathetic homewrecker.

  • christine

    @Jaxon:

    Well, of course, Simon gets more money. He helped creat the idea of the show way before Paula! He has his monetary creative rights. Frankly, Paula was not the best as far as a judge. She was always telling everyone they were good, most of the time. And when she did criticize… did she have anything constructive to really say? i’ve been watching “America’s Got Talent” and even tho Sharon Osbourne has a soft heart on the show… she still gives constructive criticism and is a bit more realistic than Paula.
    BUT…. I will agree, Paula is interesting to watch. And I like Kara’s harshness at times, but she’s not really appealing. kara’s got some spunk…. but not the type of spunk that Paula has.

  • http://www.christiansinglesdate.com/ ashley

    What a shocker!

  • http://? angie

    Paula and her over medicated self were both entertaining and incoherent, making most of her feedback incomprehendable nonsense doused with mushy, lame over kill on the contestants performance- whether decent or pathetic. Will miss Paula for her slurred speech moments and bickering with Simon or will it be for her 2 minute 10 word critique and misplaced emotional attachment to contestants– well guess it’s one of those or something like that. Ultimately, she was a part of the original judge panel and that is probably the most difficult change to accept for all the avid AI fans. We will soon find out how the show functions- I’m sure Paula will be by for some visits- good luck with your next gig Paula! (you’ll probably need it)

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    simon owns idol.. he’s all they need.
    paula’s been doped up for years.
    she really, really needs rehab, and speech therapy because she cant get out a full proper sentence. buh bye, space cadet.

  • kelly

    im so sad that paula is leaving! i really never thought the day would come. i personally think that the show is going to loose so many viewers now.. im pretty sure fox will regret that move lol. heres a link to vote on your opinion. does anyone feel the same way? http://www.iheartradio.com/cc-common/news/sections/entertainmentarticle.html?feed=104665&article=5833245&cmp=sam_paulaleaves

  • http://www.kizzie.com kizzie

    I totally feel like crying now. Paula was the only reason I watched idol. She is so gorgeous and compassionate – I can’t believe this is happening. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!! BOYCOTT!!!!!!!!

  • mimi

    Done with Idol! Can’t stand Kara. She’s dull and I’d rather stick needles in my eyes than listen to her comments. Ugh!

  • blah

    Ahhh, I love Paula! The show won’t be the same without her, but then again, American Idol has been going the drain in the last few seasons.

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