Paula Abdul used Twitter to shock fans of the television show, American Idol, when she wrote several messages explaining that she has chosen to abandon her judging duties.
In the first message, she wrote that she has “decided not to return to #IDOL” and then goes on to say that she will “miss nurturing all the new talent” as well as being “part of a show that [she] helped from day 1 become an international phenomenon.”
She thanked her fans for their “undying support and enormous love.”
I’ve got to confess – I’m completely shocked and more than a little bit disappointed. I think that contestants really liked Paula and I’m sure they will miss her. I know that viewers enjoyed seeing how crazy she can get and they also loved the chemistry between Paula and her fellow judge, Simon Cowell.
I know that Paula felt like she deserved more money but maybe the producers deliberately low-balled her since they renewed Kara DioGuardi’s contract and wanted to force Paula into quitting. I know they said that she could stay on the show for “however long it lasts” but it doesn’t seem like they wanted her enough to beg her to stay.
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