But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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We're not surprised!
According to Life & Style, Paula Abdul turned down $8 million to return to the judging table on American Idol!
"Paula had demanded a raise from $8 million to $12 million to stay on as a judge on Idol. And her management took a tough line with the show's bosses and refused to negotiate," said an insider.
She was shocked when she didn't get her way!
"Paula's managers issued a statement in July saying Paula hadn't been offered a deal at all, which only inflamed the situation," continued the source. "After that, the relations between both sides deteriorated to the point where Paula's management was slamming the phone down on Idol staff."
The former judge is said to be devastated because her colleagues Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest have huge contracts!
The source adds that "Poor Paula has been having daily meltdowns over the negotiations and has been left feeling hurt and abandoned by her Idol colleagues."
We'll miss you Paula. Just don't hit the bottle, hun!!
We're sure you'll make $8 million somehow.
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