Paula Abdul leaving American Idol

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 4th 2009 11:45PM
Paula Abdul leaving American IdolFOX hasn't made an official announcement yet, but Paula Abdul has announced on her Twitter page that she is leaving American Idol.

She says that she's decided to leave the show "with sadness in my heart." She also says that she loves the fan support, especially in the past month. Now we have to all speculate on what the show will do about a fourth judge, hire someone to replace Abdul or perhaps just go back to being a three judge show, with Kara pretty much taking Abdul's slot.

Of course, this could be the ULTIMATE negotiating tactic, actually announcing that you are leaving the show. Though if I was FOX (and if humans could indeed be TV networks), I'd be ticked if that was the case.

Update: FOX has confirmed that Abdul will be leaving the show and while they are "saddened," they wish her the best, calling her a tremendous talent.

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Paula Abdual was one of the American idol show original judges---The show has changed and will not be the same----The show might soon be in a stage of boredom----it's yet to be seen

August 12 2009 at 9:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bring Paula back.

August 12 2009 at 6:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Fox is making a big mistake. I for one, will not be watching the show without her. Kara just plain sucks and she adds nothing that Randy has not already said. I love Paula, she was rambling at times but at least it was entertaining. I think she really stepped it up last season and her insights were on point, unlike Kara's. I've been an AI fan since day one, but will not watch without Paula.

August 05 2009 at 6:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I stopped watching the show because of her. She was pointless, but even more than that, she was a cheater. The world at large can pretend that loser and she weren't screwing around and that she didn't advantage him unfairly within the competition, but she obviously did.

Thank God she's gone.

August 05 2009 at 1:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

No sadness here. Listening to her speak is a cringe-inducing experience. Kara at least forms complete sentences and speaks coherently.

August 05 2009 at 11:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

im so sad that paula is leaving! i really never thought the day would come. i personally think that the show is going to loose so many viewers now.. im pretty sure fox will regret that move lol. heres a link to vote on your opinion. does anyone feel the same way?

lets get her backk!!

August 05 2009 at 10:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Nobody thinks that this will effect Simon the most? Paula was Simons setup man, they both played very well off each other... IMO this will leave Simon with less than half of his normal banter.. Bad move for AI, I wont be watching next season..

August 05 2009 at 10:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm not sure this will hurt the show at all. If it was Cowell, then maybe there might be concern. Kara was not exactly a great addition to the show (especially in terms of writing that crap song), but now that we're back to the 3-judge format the show will be so much better.

August 05 2009 at 9:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Does that mean Kara gets more time? AAACk.

August 05 2009 at 9:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She just wants attention. As usual.

August 05 2009 at 8:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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