Paula’s Gone: Abdul not returning to American Idol

August 20, 2009 by  

paulaPaula Abdul is not in talks to return to “American Idol,” her manager David Sonenberg told the Los Angeles Times, contrary to the many rumors floating about recently. She really is leaving, and that’s that.

Earlier this month, Abdul announced via Twitter she was ending negotiations and leaving the show. “With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to #Idol,” she posted on the 4th.

It seems she’ll have no trouble finding work either. Sonenberg confirmed that most of the networks have already contacted her with opportunities to be in shows of various kinds, so don’t feel sorry for Paula.

Feel sorry for Idol, who no doubt will suffer some viewer losses (at least early on) from the departure, especially the nasty public way it was handled. It’ll probably rebound somewhat, but it won’t ever be the same, we know that much.

Good luck Paula, wherever you land.


One Response to “Paula’s Gone: Abdul not returning to American Idol”
  1. Vickie says:

    Most people I talk to say they are upset that the producer’s failed to keep her. She is the heart and soul of the show. I knew last year when they brought on (that other judge) something was amiss. As far as Ellen~ all I have to say is she isn’t needed. She doesn’t have an ounce of knowledge for music. I feel the standard of the show is slipping. For the first time since Idol started, this die hard fan is not sitting on the edge of my seat for idol to start. It’s not just about the loss of Paula but the lack of an appearance of character on the producer’s part.