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Paula Abdul is leaving American Idol
Say it isn’t so! Paula Abdul has cut the Idol cord once and for all folks. Her departure from the series, confirmed Tuesday, was not especially shocking seeing as she has made a habit of going back and forth between wanting to leave and wanting to stay, nevertheless we are a bit bummed.
“With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to Idol,” Paula posted on her Twitter page. “I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day one become an international phenomenon.”
The ex-judge made the announcement a mere two days prior to returning to work, and failed to provide a reason for the abrupt decision. However, Paula’s manager recently voiced his irritation over there not being a new contract in place (her last one expired after the eighth season) so it sounds like FOX wasn’t too eager to keep the fickle critic around.
The remaining judges – Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson – are gearing up for the ninth season of Idol, with auditions kicking off in Denver on Thursday.
With Paula no longer around, will you tune in to the show come January? (People)
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