WOW! Big news rolling out of Hollywood, it looks like Paula Abdul may have been dumped from American Idol. Seriously??? I think Paula is a million times better than Kara. The new judge is a big snorefest. It would be interesting if they had different celebrity judges, or I would LOVE to see Sharon Osbourne shake things up a bit.
According to her manager, our Gemini girl, is VERY hurt and upset that they have not offered her a new deal. The LA Times Reports…
Paula Abdul is unhappy. And unless the producers of “American Idol” change her frown to a smile soon, she’ll dance like there’s no tomorrow away from TV’s No. 1 show.
“Very sadly, it does not appear that she’s going to be back on ‘Idol,’ ” David Sonenberg, Abdul’s manager, told The Times when contacted about the judge’s contract negotiations.
With auditions for the ninth season due to start Aug. 6, Sonenberg says he doesn’t even have a proposal for a new contract from FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, the production companies behind the show. The new season is scheduled to premiere in January.
“I find it under these circumstances particularly unusual; I think unnecessarily hurtful,” he said of the contract holdup. “I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that they haven’t stepped up and said what they want to do.”
That’s really sad. I have met her a couple of times in person, not only is she gorgeous in person, she is incredibly sweet and nice. I predict there will be a MAJOR fan backlash if she doesn’t return. Come on, they offered Ryan Seacrest $15 million a year for 3 years…surely Paula should be offered a couple more seasons.