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Paula might come back

Paula Abdul departed American Idol on Twitter and as of yet has not landed a new gig. There were talks of her being a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, but that was nixed by judge Mary Murphy. Then she was supposed to make a guest appearance on Ugly Betty, but that didn’t go through either. Paula isn’t on Dancing With the Stars either despite higher-ups campaigning for her to sign on.

“They actually really needed her as that big name,” said person who had direct knowledge of the talks. “They didn’t really want Tom DeLay as their most-buzzed-about contestant.”

So when are we going to hear her incoherent rambling again? Most likely back on American Idol if MSNBC is right. Paula is negotiating with execs, but isn’t budging on her salary. She wants at least the same $45 million 3 year deal Ryan Seacrest has. Since producers are saying hell no to that, they’re thinking of limiting her appearance to live shows to justify their lower salary.

Maybe execs have it all wrong. Who can understand what the hell Paula is talking about half the time anyway. Maybe she didn’t want a $45 million deal like Seacrest. Maybe she said she wanted Gummi Bears and an unlimited supply of rum and it only sounded like $45 million. People need a damn decoder ring just to figure out whether or not she liked a contestant.

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craig & diana
craig & diana
12 years ago

how about meeting half-way; you know, a compromise? the show just won’t be the same without paula. love her, hate her, or just in-between, that’s just a fact.

roz
roz
12 years ago
Reply to  craig & diana

so true , so true

Helen
Helen
12 years ago
Reply to  craig & diana

They need to bring Paula back. Idol will not be the same without her, I love watching her with Simon. If Paula doesn’t return I will not watch Idol again

Helen S.
Helen S.
12 years ago
Reply to  Helen

I’m in Florida, but like you Helen, whereever you are, will not watch unless Paula comes back. Maybe we should start a petition for her return.

Paula
Paula
12 years ago
Reply to  Helen

I agree that the show will not be the same without Paula. I love trying to figure out what she will say. She always adds a touch of tenderness to every responce.

Karoline
Karoline
12 years ago
Reply to  Helen

Paula is the soul of American Idol — she should definitely be brought back — she brings humanity to the show with regarding her comments to the top 12 — after all, when the contestants make it that far, they all have some talent — and Paula helps them keep their perspective when Simon can be extremely harsh — and frequently wrong, as he was with Jennifer Hudson and Daughtry.

Nate
Nate
12 years ago
Reply to  craig & diana

Cmon now will you all listen to yourself… We wont watch it oh no… booo hooo.

Paula is as she always has been an entertainer. The real show is about the people who want to win not the judges. They could get anyone to judge that isn’t the important part…. We will watch no matter who judges… The talente dpeople who put themselves out there under scrutiny are the stars….. Thats why you should be watching….

Susan
Susan
12 years ago
Reply to  Nate

I agree with Nate. This show should be like So You Think You Can Dance. About he singers; not the judges. Why do we even need “judges” anymore when it comes down to the American vote. O yeah, that’s right.. it’s fixed?

Helen S.
Helen S.
12 years ago
Reply to  Nate

You appear to be in the minority and you can’t type. I’m glad I’m not judging your typing skills

Linda
Linda
12 years ago
Reply to  Nate

NATE…Where do you get the ‘we’ from? You haven’t asked me yet. I certainly will not watch if they take the only element that is consistently entertaining off of the show. Paula is so loved by so many due to her personality. Quirky works for her and works for AI. She has been part of the show from the start and I know I could not stand to watch the show without the judges table being interesting. Right up to the en, almost, I find some of the “talent” really hard to watch. The judges table on AI is the… Read more »

Linda
Linda
12 years ago
Reply to  Nate

NATE…Where do you get the ‘we’ from? You haven’t asked me yet. I certainly will not watch if they take the only element that is consistently entertaining off of the show. Paula is so loved by so many due to her personality. Quirky works for her and works for AI. She has been part of the show from the start and I know I could not stand to watch the show without the judges table being interesting. Right up to the end, almost, I find some of the “talent” really hard to watch. The judges table on AI is the… Read more »

Debbie
Debbie
12 years ago
Reply to  Nate

You are correct, the show is about the contestants. However, what a marvelous opportunity we have here to stand up for woman and equal pay. It may seem like a silly thing to protest the show if she is not called back and paid as her male co-workers are. But we have got to start demanding what is right and just in this country. Perhaps we should take it a step further and go into the streets like they would in France. By the way as long as I’m ranting; Has everyone heard that Chrystler (sic) is going to take… Read more »

Darryl
Darryl
12 years ago
Reply to  craig & diana

Did you ever stop to think that this could all be a ploy, to see the reaction of the fans?….After all, the show has lasted longer than was expected. this is getting them a lot of attention during the summer months and into the fall, so they will have maximum viewership in January to see her back.

r.buckley
r.buckley
12 years ago
Reply to  craig & diana

4 families in our neighborhood “rotate” dinner and idol night every week during it’s season. We all agree, no Paula, no idol night. These guys are making so much money they should give her whatever she wants.

P.S they should get rid of Kara

Hilary
Hilary
12 years ago
Reply to  r.buckley

i agree i think they should get rid of Kara, i dont really like her. But as for paula leaving, American Idol wouldnt be the same. The three judges are Simon, Paula, and Randy. Thats how they started & thats how it should end :)
Kara should have just been a guest judge, i think 4 judges was way to many, and kind of a waste of time.

Carol
Carol
12 years ago
Reply to  r.buckley

I totally agree with R. Buckley. They should get rid of Kara, she doesn’t seem to know what she is talking about half the time and I personally don’t think they need 4 judgesat

Lisa
Lisa
12 years ago

Paula

Please come back to American Idol? I won’t watch it if you not a full time judge. I respect you and look forward to your comments. You give the contestants, Hope, truth. Please comeback and sit where you belong

pat
pat
12 years ago

Will more than likley drop American Idol.

Leslie
12 years ago

I think Fox is Insane not to have Paula Back. At Any Price. She Is Part of the Entertainment!
Visually Interesting…Compassionate…The Best Counter
Balance to Simon. She also brings more Free advertizing and Press to the show . Would cost Fox More for that Press than Paula’s salary. Bad, Bad, marketing Stratgey!

ROBIN TURNER
12 years ago

I FEEL THERE SHOULD BE NO (MIGHT). THEY NEED TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET PAULA ABDUL BACK ON AMERICAN IDOL. SHE IS THE TOTAL HEART AND SOUL OF IDOL. THE ORIGINALS NEED TO STAY FOR IDOLS SAKE. SO PUT ALL DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND WORK OUT WHAT YOU ALL NEED TO. I HAD A HARD TIME ACCEPTING KARA BUT MY GIRL PAULA WAS SEATED RIGHT BESIDE HER. PAULA IS SMART AND KNOWS HER STUFF. AND OF COURSE RANDY AND SIMON ARE THE DUDE BOMBS. WE LOVE THEM. SO WORK THIS OUT.

tori
tori
12 years ago

Without Paula, I wouldn’t waste my time watching. She’s the essense of the show and the heart without those things the show will be a bomb. The exes that be are nuts and women should be protesting bigtime seeing what Simon and loser/star wannabe Seacrest are getting paid compared to Paula whose been there just as long!

Diana
Diana
12 years ago

I really hope Paula will come back. The show wont be right without her.

Barb
Barb
12 years ago

You go girl, another case of giving the women a lower pay, Ryan is good but he was just a DJ getting a big break, you on the other hand have been there done that, so if anyone deserves the pay it’s you Paula. Sexual Discrimination. But they always find a reason don’t they. Good luck! I won’t watch unless your on the show in support of you and all women. Wake up America and for women think about this and support Paula…………

richard
richard
12 years ago
Reply to  Barb

robin turner and barb said it all, nothing else need be said, FOX WAKE THE HELL UP, Make the THREE MUSKETEERS WHOLE AGAIN, If not I’m gone and Ihave been with you from the very first show

Suzanne
Suzanne
12 years ago

Of course Mary Murphy doesn’t want Paula on So You Think You Can Dance. Murphy is so loud and annoying I am unable to watch the show anymore. Paula would be a perfect replacement.

richard
richard
12 years ago
Reply to  Suzanne

Mary Murphy is a slug and couldn’t make a good pimple on Paula’s ass, ditto
Suzanne

Susan
Susan
12 years ago
Reply to  richard

I so disagree. Mary has a passion for what she is doing and genuinely cares about the kids. Paula seems to rehearse her lines and most of the time they don’t make sense. JMO

Janet
Janet
12 years ago
Reply to  Suzanne

Oh, suzanne! You have got mary Murphy exactly right! She is the most obnoxious judge on any tv show. I literally mute the television when she comments on a dance. Paula would be perfacet for her job. I don’t care how much she cares about the contestants shes really annoying!

Rosa
12 years ago
Reply to  Janet

I agree. I also mute when Murphy opens her mouth. I can’t stand to hear her irritating voice and yelling.

Emily
12 years ago

So Sad To See Paula Leave.
Idol just Lost 5 viewers in this Household.

Mike
Mike
12 years ago

The show is not about Paula and will go on. She is not worth 45 million the money could be spent better elsewhere

Emily
12 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Paula is not worth 45 million? And Seacrest Is?
Can you please explain Why?
Just How did Seacrest “pay his dues”?
Paula has Paid them several times over!

Deede
Deede
12 years ago
Reply to  Emily

Exactly. When did Seacrest become so important? Anyone can do his job. Paula is…well Paula. Of course she should be paid!

david
david
12 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Yeah like you a new brain…your an idiot

joe
joe
12 years ago
Reply to  Mike

I totally agree with her GONE!

Lynn
Lynn
12 years ago
Reply to  Mike

And you think Simon is worth 100,000. I doubt the show lasts 2 seasons without Paula. It is about everyone, the judges and contestants. Paula and Simon have something that cannot be replaced and without them the show is history. Just watch, she’ll be back!!!

Carol
Carol
12 years ago
Reply to  Lynn

I tryly hope you are right, because if she doesn’t come back, I will not be watching come January.

kay
kay
12 years ago

I doubt I will watch if you lose Paula. I can’t stand Kara.

Tina
Tina
12 years ago

I personally will not watch American Idol if Paula Abdule isn’t on it. I cannot bring myself to liking that Kara D. I don’t know what it is, but that woman just doesn’t cut it as a judge and she’s very very annoying to watch. The show will in no way shape or form, be the same without Paula sitting there in the middle.

Riley Sanders
Riley Sanders
12 years ago

Every thing I’ve seen on twitter, ditter, other is it might be wise to/for the program to bring Paula back, I believe the popularity of the program would benefit by doing this.

Heath
Heath
12 years ago

Paula is an idiot! She couldn’t get a job as spell checker at an M&M factory. Why should she receive 10Mil for looking, acting, and talking like a lobotomized funny farm fugitive? I say, say goodbye to ugly and stupid, and hello to someone cute, and intelligent.

ro
ro
12 years ago
Reply to  Heath

To Heath, looks like you are the only real unintelligent one here, ha read all the other comments. She has definitely done more than Ryan..While I like Ryan also, he doesn’t hold a candle to Paula…who knew who he was before American Idol, Paula on the other hand had already made her mark. What stupid comments from you Heath, you must be from the funny farm …..

david
david
12 years ago
Reply to  Heath

And your an idiot…is paula is a waste of money, then your a waste of skin and fresh air.

Sandy
Sandy
12 years ago
Reply to  Heath

Heath you sound like someone that has sour grapes. Did you try out for the show and get kicked out. I hope so, as you are the tipical low life that doesn’t really know what life is all about. We really look forward to the little bickering between Simon and Paula. She brings real life to the show, as well as a little human heart and compassion for young people. You obviously don’t have any heart, you just think with your pants.

Aggie
Aggie
12 years ago

GIVE HER EQUAL PAY AND SHE MAY RETURN.

amanda
amanda
12 years ago

Paula I really hope you come back it will not be the same it will be diff, to whom it may concern producers pay Paula whats she’s worth the ratings will go down will be hard to bring back viewers she has a lot of followers I’m one of them, Come on back Paula your needed to keep Simon Straight your the only one who will stand up to him
LOL.

Joan Hackel
Joan Hackel
12 years ago

I have been an Idol “addict” since Season 2, and I feel Paula Abdul makes or breaks the show. Like it or not, AI is at such a high rating point mainly because of Paula and Simon. Bring her back, please, or this addict might have to switch stations!

jaye
jaye
12 years ago

get rid of Kara..she is just soooooo not Paula…Yuk

mary
mary
12 years ago
Reply to  jaye

I totally agree with you. Get rid of Kara and pay Paula what she is worth.

glin
glin
12 years ago

get rid of Kara give Paula her salary all is right with the world. Ido will not be the same without Paula. I love her and Simon together. Paula please come back but stand your grounds for the money….you work the show more than anyone. All that dancing takes energy…what does Seagrest do to exert energy…and Simon…I just love his corrective comments.. He really tells it like it is and Paula then calms it down…they are a perfect blend for the show…come on Fox you can come up with the money…appease Paula and keep your ratings up!

Freda Wilhite
12 years ago

I think Simon is right…Paula is the heart of that show..and without her you’ve cut the heart right out of it…and I for one of a million will have no interest in it if she leaves…

Donna
Donna
12 years ago
Reply to  Freda Wilhite

Without Paula the American Idol is without me.

betty
12 years ago

i want paula back….or it won’t be the same……period

Melita
Melita
12 years ago
Reply to  betty

That so true….

Mary
Mary
12 years ago

First ABC makes some BIG blunders with selection of DWTS contestants this season, and now FOX is apparently not listening to what fans say about Paula as a judge for IDOL. What’s the matter with the big stations? I suspect they are allowing their legal departments to get involved with decision making. It’s all about the bird they have in their hand and not wanting to let go of money if they don’t have to. Well how about this? Suppose all the people who say they won’t watch the shows anymore are true to their word. Wonder how the sponsors… Read more »

Marti
12 years ago

Get rid of the annoying Kara and give her salary to Paula. They never should have kept Kara to begin with. Don’t be stupid again Fox and let Paula go.

Joanna
12 years ago

PAULA IS FAR MORE VALUABLE THAN RYAN SEACREST! SHE DESERVES TO GET AS MUCH AS HE DOES! THEY WILL LOSE MANY VIEWERS IF SHE DOES NOT RETURN TO THE SHOW-I BEING ONE OF THE MANY THAT AGREE. SHE MAY BY KUKIE AT SOME TIMES, BUT SHE MAKES THE SHOW INTERESTING-ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE AND SIMON GO AT IT. WHY DOESN’T SIMON OFFER TO TAKE LESS MONEY PER YEAR AND LET PAULA HAVE IT. IF HE REALLY WANTS HER ON THE SHOW -HE SHOULD DO THAT! HE MAKES TONS OF MONEY!

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