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Paula Abdul Leaving American Idol!!!

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They've been unable to work out a new deal, PerezHilton.com has learned!

This is definitely a surprising development!

While Kara DioGuardi will unfortunately be returning to American Idol this coming season, Paula Abdul, a judge who has been with the show since year one, will not be coming back.

Abdul and her manager were demanding more money, and Idol producers felt she was not worth what she was asking. The two were quite vocal about their frustrating negotiations with the big wigs.

Ryan Seacrest just signed a new three year deal with the show, which reportedly pays him $15 million per season. There's money to be thrown around at AI. Kara is a lot cheaper than Paula, though!

We think this sucks!!!!

Major bummer!

What do U think????

P.S. This will definitely put Randy Jackson in his place! If he demands too much money when his contract is up, he's outta there!

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93 comments to “Paula Abdul Leaving American Idol!!!”

  1. 1

    Your a bit late.

  2. 2


  3. 3

    no more drooling?

  4. 4

    omg finally!! 1st?

  5. 5

    I didn't think I'd care, but I do. :/

  6. 6

    Why couldn't they just kick out the other girl I hated her.

  7. 7

    who cares…

  8. 8

    what omg no way this is major!!

  9. 9

    Who cares , Idol sucks ass and paula is an idiot.

  10. 10

    why!!!!!! the show is gonna suck now!!!

  11. 11

    when she leaves American idol can kiss their atings GOOD BYE!

  12. 12


  13. 13

    when she leaves American idol can kiss their ratings GOOD BYE!

  14. 14

    the show is officially DONE.

  15. 15


    No point in watching that crappy show now

  16. 16

    b!tch slap

  17. 17

    No!!! Its Kara that needs to go. That dumb bitch ruined last season. I love Paula! Who else is going to entertain us with their drunken antics?

  18. 18


    Idol will not be the same w/out Paula's Vicodin rants!!!

    Karla, sorry Kara, is. . . . BORING!

  19. 19

    The only reason in my opinion they even had Kara on last year was to phase Paula out. Shes a complete basket case. They prob viewed her as a liability

  20. 20

    AI has gone down hill and lost it's luster anyway. No one cares about American Idol or Paula's skank ass

  21. 21

    i'm honestly gonna miss that spazzy woman.

  22. 22

    so sad. she will be missed. Idol won't be the same without Simon & Paula!

  23. 23

    noooooooooooooooooooo :(

  24. 24

    Everything runs its course…. Paula… and eventually AI too.

  25. 25

    paula is an idiot and everything, but american idol was meant for three judges, simon, paula and randy, and without paula its gonna be crap

  26. 26


    i liked her. i dont watch the show, but i wanted to start watching it after last season. but now

    all their is is going to be the tough guys, the one who just says dawg, and the girl i dont like

    come back!

    now i only like simon!

  27. 27

    This sucks…I'm definitely not watching it now.

  28. 28

    Nooooo! That means she might be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance now :( Keep her on AI please!!

  29. 29

    fuck kara.

  30. 30

    awww! :( her and simon make the show….. I'm sad!

  31. 31

    Boooo. Paula is 1000000 times more interesting than Lara… Sara… Whoeva. BRING PAULA BACK!!!!!!!

  32. 32


  33. 33

    That is really too bad.
    I think the devoted Paula fans will no longer watch. The viewship in general AND ratings will probably go down. I can't picture it without Paula. Randy, Kara and Simon..just doesn't have the same ring to it.

  34. 34

    :( !!!!!!

  35. 35

    OH ThIS REALLY SUCKS!!!!!!! LAME!!! I want Paula!!!!!!

  36. 36

    Good Riddance, her opinion is pointless. A shoe can give a better opinion about a performance.

  37. 37

    NOOOOOOO!!! i liked making fun of her!!!! sad face:(

  38. 38

    this is crap! I'm glad now that I didn't get through auditions this year…she was the only reason I wanted on the show.

  39. 39

    I didn't like Kara and with Paula leaving, I'll have to seriously thnk about whether I want to watch next season. Paula and Simon had great chemistry. I wouldn't have been sad to see Randy go. This is not the way to go if they want to shore up their sagging ratings.

  40. 40

    LOL@RainbowMist. Yeah, a bit slow there, Perez.

  41. 41


    It's about time they get rid of that rambling, no-sense making, seal clapping Paula!

    At least Kara has some substance to her critiques. GO KARA!

  42. 42

    Boooooooooooooooooo It won't be the same.

    I really thought this was a publicity stunt. Guess not.

  43. 43

    sucks!!!! no fair, kara will be there and paula won't!?!?

  44. 44

    They should have just given paula her money and sent that bitch Kara to the curb. I honestly don't know if I will watch it. American Idol isn't American Idol without Simon and Paula bicker!

  45. 45

    please people, this is a franchise - nobody's irreplaceable, even a crazy-ass like Paula. Cowell knows what he's doing and it's time to get some new blood in there anyway - the show is t-i-r-e-d.

    besides, I suspect she's got an offer to be a judge on some other show for big bucks. trust me - I know these things - I used to be an agent.

  46. 46

    Such a bad decision! Kara is incredibly irritating and everyone loves sweet, wacky Paula.

  47. 47

    Source…or it didn't happen.

  48. 48

    Too Bad i Will Never Watch This Crappy Show EVER AGAIN..PAULA ROCKS

  49. 49

    umm…seems to me it's that annoying boy toy ryan seacrest who should get the boot….come on 15 million to make the show go late and make us endure his awkward self centered demeanor…he is what bring the show down…paula is atleast entertaining!

  50. 50

    This really sucks!! Yeah sometimes she was dysfunctional at times, but I love her and her music!! Simon Cowell will miss her the most! Do you agree?

  51. 51

    I think she sucked as a judge. Just a bumbling, rambling drugged out pile of nonsense with no real valuable judging ability. Good riddance. I think Kara is rubbish as well. Simon and Randy should do the judging together as a duo and save time for more music

  52. 52

    I have a hard time sympathizing for someone that refused $12M year when there are millions of people unemployed!!!!!!

  53. 53

    To be honest I'm happy to not have to fast forward through anymore cringing paula moments!! Although Kara is rather obnoxious too. Hope she can come up with some unique comments this season.

  54. 54

    holy fuck. i love paula.

    fuck this show.

  55. 55

    NOOOO Those stupid idiots! Don't they know that a ton of people tune in to see Paula's anticts!?!

  56. 56

    I'm so sad…I really didn't think I'd miss her either, but it really won't be the same!

  57. 57

    i wonder how much she wanted. i dont really like her but they should have just gotten rid of kara and gave paula more. since they kept kara im assuming they wanted 4 judges but now since they lost paula they are back to three. if you were gunna end up with 3 anyways might as well keep the one that people like.

  58. 58

    Re: vinkos

    It was Kara that made the show run late every week last season. They didn't need the 4th judge to take up too much of the show's time with her idiotic ramblings.

  59. 59

    Fools they are messing up a good team. If it's not broke don't fix it!

  60. 60

    Gonna miss you paula!!! just for you baby Im not watching the show ever again LOL now im gna have to miss simon too……seriously hope that girl kara ugly shit face trips and knocks out all her teeth haha. ah then perez can post the video of the idiot

  61. 61

    Did you seriously think she was going to stay? She's like always on drugs ( I get she's has some back problem but no one can even understand her!) And she trained her replacement. We all saw this coming. No surprises here!!

  62. 62

    I'm sooooo glad! I quit watching Idol because she was always so high and stuttery I wanted to reach thru the tv and slap her!!!

    But I won't return until they get rid of that new wannabe singer-judge. OMG!! Why won't she stop singing? There is a reason you are not famous, so puh-lease!!! STFU!!!

  63. 63

    They should have gotten rid of Kara and kept Paula. Paula was so fun to watch. KICK KARA TO THE CURB.

  64. 64

    I personally think it totally sucks as well. I'm devastated was hoping she would stay for another year

  65. 65

    At least Kara is coherent! Paula is so crazy, she makes me uncomforatble when I watch the show. See ya nut job!!!!

  66. 66

    While Kara may have talent in the biz, Paula steals the show. Ratings will hit rock bottom this year. She is one of many reasons folks tune in.

    Kara, you are sweet, but not material for this show. I tuned out this last season!



  67. 67

    DANG, half the point in watching the show is paulas drunkiness, its amusing to watch,

    what will we do without her slurred language and claps above the head and standing o's on every song

  68. j8 says – reply to this


    she was useless anyway… kara has much more to offer

  69. 69

    Idol is being cheap and the show WILL FAIL.

    Pay Paula!! She is the only true "star" on that dang show. Give me a break, who the heck is Ryan Seacrest but an over paid closet case! Simon, Randy and Paula make the show.

    Get rid of KARA

  70. 70

    I will not watch American Idol without paula. not only do i find their behavior inexcusable toward paula but i also believe that the show will never be the same - u can't replace the chemistry between the original 3 judges. kara ruins everything. the show is just gonna suck. i have a feeling simon will prob leave in the next couple years too and then the show really will go down hill. fox has made a huge mistake not giving paula what she wants because they are gonna lose a lot more money now due to declining ratings and views.

  71. 71

    Won't watch anymore.

  72. 72

    she literally made no sense whenever she spoke. absolute nonsense. i like her as a person definitely, she's very nice. but seriously… she doesn't shut up. just using big words that don't go together at all and stumbling and rambling on. it is ridiculous.

    and honestly… it's kind of ridiculous as well that she is asking for more money and making such a big deal about it. i'm pretty sure that she has plenty of it already… just saying.

  73. 73

    no paula no idol

  74. 74

    Yes it is too bad. Paula has been there from the beginning. Kara is okay, but not wacky enough.

  75. 75

    omg………i thought i didn't care too. but for some strange reason i do. i totally do. i can't stand the new girl whatz her name. pppppppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuullllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  76. 76

    you would have to rethinkt hat concidering how much teh world is in ressesion

    those starst earning that amount of money PER EPISODE is bull crap, they could help end the ressesion.. but rather then that they get paid that per week

    what the hell do you even need that much money for……

    hollywood serioulsy need to concider dropping pays and making some contrabutions to sociaty, as the whole world is in ressesion… and this clearny is not helping….

    all those humanterians out there liek ange, she calls meagan fox a bad actresa becasue she has no interest in humanterian stuff but i dont see ange donating her millions to the ression, just adopting more kids…….

  77. 77

    I am not a fan of Paula!! But I probably will not watch AI without the entertainment of SImon and Paula

  78. 78

    clearly shes not wearing not enough make up. AND THAT DRESS eww, cute clutch

  79. trix says – reply to this


    The chemistry will be gone.OMG..nooooo. I wanted to dump the show last season but then I heard Adam Lambert sing. So I doubt we'll ever see an Adam Lambert again, so I'm def done with AI.

  80. J7 says – reply to this


    show is gonna FREFALL now !!!! The chemistry between simon and paula - alone - was a HUGE part of the show. Kara is garbage as a judge - sorry LOL!

  81. 81

    Argh! It makes me so angry. It is the same in the UK. There is a show with two presenters, a male and a female. The male, Philip Schofield, gets big bucks. when the femail, Fern Britton, requests the same they say NO! and she leaves. Total sex discrimination.

  82. 82

    I'm being completely serious. Does anyone actually give a fuck??

  83. 83

    This is ridiculous! I could do with out Randy quicker than Paula!!!
    The nice thing about Randy , Paula and Simon was the 3 different judging styles..Kara to me is a female Randy!!! why do we need that????
    I wish they would give her more and realize what a value she is!! she truly is!!
    Idol has been sucking BIG time these past seasons and now this is the cherry on top!!

  84. 84

    NNOOOO! Sucks! AI is a FAMILY! Saula is CLASSIC! :[ …

  85. 85

    Although I'll miss some of her ridiculous comments and slurring words, after a while she gets on my nerves. Simon is the only one really worth listening to.

  86. 86

    HAhahahaaha…I think it's hysterical! Poor Boo has it sooooo tough having to sit there for all of what…3 weeks followed by 12 weeks, one day a week and judge acts? That's worth 20 million dollars? What an IDIOT! Sounds like the best job in the world to me, I would do it for half that! Maybe AI will give me a call. I can play stoop-id as well as Paula any time.

  87. 87


  88. 88

    Uh, Perez, Randy already has a contract. They WANTED him to stay.

  89. 89

    no :( :( :( :(

  90. 90

    The show won't be the same without her and I may not even watch!

  91. 91

    Perez, please!

    This was all set up!
    Kara DioGuardi to enter american idol for a year just to make a smooth transition when Abdul leaves.. All planed

  92. 92

    i won't watch now, she was the entertaining one. kara definitely wasn't.

  93. 93

    i'm sad paula's leaving, but i heard that sexy biotch Audrey Landers from dallas and a chorus line the movie was replacing her! She's the perfect candidate just youtube her! Biotch can saaaangggg it! I hope this is true i would like pee myself with excitement oh jesus pleeeeease be true sorry paula, but audrey landers is qualifieddddd