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Paula Bids Ab-dieu to Idol


I’m devastated. Just appalled. Apparently Paula Abdul will not be returning to American Idol because she could not reach a contract agreement with the producers. (Read: They were tired of having to babysit a wasted Paula on live television twice weekly.) I guess we all kind of saw this coming last year, when they brought Kara on board, and later when they were having contract difficulties, but something inside me believed that it would never really happen. I was wrong.

Paula tweeted about this national catastrophe:

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..Cont’d…

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

I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch Idol without Paula. Half the fun of that show for me is playing the “How high is Paula?” game I invented. Oh Paula. Don’t leave me!

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  • Couldn’t they get rid of Randy or Kara? They were both useless at the judging table.

    Thankfully, maybe this means they will bring back ‘Hey Paula!’. Now THAT was entertainment.

  • It’s just a karaoke show, nothing interesting except the judges are getting such huge salaries it’s insulting to see. No I won’t watch it but then I quit watching it half way through the first season. Not good entertainment, no very talented singers, slave contracts for the ones that are signed. At some point this has to end and Paula isn’t going to get another 2 mil dollars this year, she’s not going to starve. Perhaps the time off will allow her the time to get that massively fucked up boob job she has repaired. Worst boob job in LA.

  • she and simon were the only reasons to watch. sayonara idol. without paula, your clock is ticking.

  • Bummer – they should have ditched Randy instead. He’s totally dull. So is Kara, but I’m shallow, and she’s the best to look at.

  • This is sad news. She is my main (sometimes only) reason for watching. I don’t think I will be watching this year :(

  • Paula just read scripted bits of encouragement for even the most horrific singers. I will truly miss the “how high is Paula” game. Is it wrong of me to enjoy the train wreck that is Paula? It was part of what drew us to the show-Paula’s drunken slur, her clapping like a seal, and nonsensical verbage. It won’t be the same.

  • Painkillers make you forget things, thank goodness. My girl Paula will be back drooling for us soon. These are just contract games.

  • I’ll never watch again without Paula, and I’ve watched every year. Nobody else really matters, except maybe Randy. Even Simon is getting boring and predictable. Kara sucks and was a bad choice. Paula, UP YOUR DEMANDS when they come begging you to come back.