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Paula Abdul Responds to Katy Perry's $25 Million 'American Idol' Paycheck - Watch!

Paula Abdul has nothing but nice things to say about Katy Perry‘s American Idol paycheck!

The “Forever Your Girl” superstar made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Wednesday (October 9).

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During her appearance, Paula was asked about the American Idol reboot, and reacts to Katy‘s reported $25 million paycheck for being a judge.

“Well, good for her! Good for her! Why not?” Paula said.

“Good for you for not being bitter about it,” Andy Cohen chimed in.

“I take it out on my chihuahuas behind the scenes,” she joked.

“I’ve seen a couple episodes. Both Katy and Lionel [Richie] are friends and I love them,” she went on to say.

Watch her response inside..

Ryan Seacrest Will Return to Host 'American Idol' Season 18!

Ryan Seacrest is once again returning to host American Idol!

The longtime host, who has filled the role ever since the show’s first season in 2002, will return to host the long-running singing competition series, ABC announced on Friday (September 20).

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie all return as judges, as well as in-house mentor Bobby Bones.

American Idol has been my home for 17 seasons and I can’t wait to return to the stage. It’s the greatest gift to be able to play a part in discovering new talent with a franchise that has been such a relevant part of American culture for so many years,” he said in a statement.

The show’s 18th season overall, and its 3rd on ABC since being rebooted, will return sometime in 2020.

READ MORE: Kelly Clarkson Reveals Why She Didn’t Want to Win ‘American Idol’

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Kelly Clarkson Reveals Why She Didn’t Want to Win ‘American Idol’

Kelly Clarkson is getting candid about the reality of winning the first season of American Idol.

The 37-year-old “Love So Soft” singer opened up about the experience in an interview with USA Today.

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“The first three years of my career was me just paying for winning a talent show. I got real bitter. I was just looking for anyone to talk to who knew what I was going through. And that’s why I like to do that for artists on The Voice. It’s actually healed that bitterness I used to carry, being able to be that for somebody else,” she said before going on to explain what was required of her after winning.

“It’s really funny, because I knew that the winner of Idol would have to do that movie [with runner-up Justin Guarini] and I didn’t want to do that movie. And I think Justin did. So, we were totally cool with him winning and me not winning, so I didn’t have to do [the movie]. But I won, and had to do it. Contractually obligated.”

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Haley Smith Dead - 'American Idol' Contestant Dies at 26 in Motorcycle Accident

Haley Smith has sadly died.

The singer, who made it through to the Hollywood round during Season 11 of American Idol in 2012, died on Saturday (August 31) in a motorcycle accident in Millinocket, Maine, according to local police on Tuesday (September 3).

According to the Millinocket Police Department report, Haley‘s motorcycle skidded out on a sharp turn. She was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation into the accident is still pending. Her family believes she may have been “spooked by a deer,” according to TMZ.

Our thoughts are with Haley‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

Original 'American Idol' Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul & Randy Jackson to Reunite on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'!

The OG American Idol reunion is happening!

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, the original judges on the first seasons of American Idol, will reunite on Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson‘s brand new talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, People confirmed on Wednesday (August 21).

“Just seeing how she’s done as an artist and now how she’s progressed on TV, not everyone’s like this by the way…she is the most loyal, nice person, I mean genuinely, she is how she is off-camera as she is on-camera. She doesn’t need to be told what to do, she knows exactly what she’s doing. And she’s a great person. She’s real, sweet, funny, a great girl. We’re lucky we found Kelly on the first season of Idol. I don’t think I would be standing here today,” Simon recently said at an America’s Got Talent taping on Tuesday (August 20).

This reunion will take place 17 years after Kelly won on the first-ever season of American Idol. Here’s what to expect on her new TV show!

Katy Perry, Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie Returning for 'American Idol' Season 3

American Idol‘s three judges – Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie – will all be returning for the 2020 season of the hit reality show.

“American Idol is the original music competition series,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said in a statement. “It was the first of its kind to take everyday singers and catapult them into superstardom, launching the careers of so many amazing artists. We couldn’t be more excited for Katy, Luke, Lionel and [in-house mentor] Bobby [Bones] to continue in their roles as American Idol searches for the next great music star, with more live episodes and exciting, new creative elements coming this season.”

There were some rumors that perhaps the judges would not return due in part to their large salaries. Find out the eye-popping salary Katy Perry has been making on the show!

It’s unclear at this time if Ryan Seacrest will be back as host. He’s never not hosted a season of American Idol!