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Welcome to Hollywood -- Abdul Threatens 'Idol'

7/19/2009 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paula AbdulPaul Abdul is hurt, angry and threatening to quit "American Idol" ... like "60 Minutes" wants to snatch her up.

It's absurd, but Abdul's manager told the L.A. Times, "Very sadly, it does not appear that she's going to be back on 'Idol," adding "Idol" producers have been "rude and disrespectful" by not offering her a new deal.

Ok, let's now get real. Our "A.I." spies say Abdul is raking in about 2 1/2 million bucks a year -- a nice check, but compared to the $15 mil a year that Ryan Seacrest just sealed ...

In Hollywood, stars have to talk the walk in order to rob the bank. Paula's manager says since "Idol" hasn't offered her a new deal she's now considering starting a competitive show. Here's the deal ... Paula tried starting her own series a few years back with Paramount .... NIGHTMARE! The idea crashed and burned.

So it's yet another ploy for more moolah, and more power to her. Whatever the deal it's a long way from Paula's first season paycheck -- our "A.I." spies say she was pulling in $5,000 a week.

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drumgirl    

This garbage happens every year. She threatens to quit about this time every year so that it starts the hype for the next season. She won't leave......she's not good enough to be on her own. This is just yet another reason why I have never watched Idol....and never will. All reality shows are stupid!!

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Proud2bBlack    

Ryan Seacrest’s new contract, a reported $45 million, three-year deal that makes him the highest-paid reality host on television. Simon Cowell is also in negotiations to renew his contract, while Randy Jackson is attached to the show through 2011.

$45,000,000.00!!!!! YIKES...........................................

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wonderin    

They are all overpaid but fair is fair....pay her more!

Seacrest deserves 15 mill a year?!
He would be a nobody without Idol. Paula at least has had a career as a talented dancer and choreographer/singer.
If she leaves I am not watching, it won't be the same.

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Homie1Kanobe    

PAULA< STOP DOING HERION

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Homie1Kanobe    

PAULA. STOP DOING HERION

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Homie1Kanobe    

PAULA, STOP DOING HERION

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Homie1Kanobe    

JUST STOP

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23.

Sam Sunshine    

At least Ryan Seacrest brings talent to the table. The only thing Paula brings to the table are crumbs and pills. Seacrest has his hands all over Hollywood so you know.

1859 days ago
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Cari    

Paula is as important to Idol as contestants...she is a fair judge...unlike others.... Also Ryan Seacrest is a whiny sickly host who irritates the hell out of me. How is he worth 15 mil ???

Simons inflated ego does nothing for the show whatever some try to say. He is as nauseating as Seacrest. They need a nice fair judge like Paula and two judges with some different types of charisma to add some further oomph....Simon needs to retire and stay in Barbados and Seacrest needs to go and grow up a bit......Paula needs to stay....

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Homie1Kanobe    

jUST SAY NO

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Lady Z    

All these clowns are grossly over paid but for the love of God, get her off this show. She is talentless and I'm sick of seeing her falling off her chair half the time, slurring her words and making no sense whatsoever. Her crying and fawning over no talents on the show is getting old. Get rid of her...better yet...fire all of them. NO way in hell are ANY of these people worth one idota of what they are being paid. I can't stand watching this show most of the time anyway. We are in a major recession in this country. People are unemployed, have no health insurance and cannot afford to take their kids to the dentist and she is bitching about her fat ass paycheck. I would LOVE to see these people try to survive in the real world for even one damn day. If I showed up for work high like she does, not knowing what in the hell was going on, unable to talk and make any sense, my ass would be grass...and so should hers. She's a talentless, unattractive drug addict who should thankful she has a job. The only people on earth who deserve the kind of bank these ingrates are making are soliders, cops, firefighters, teachers, coal miners, plumbers and all those others who do hard, dangerous, physical jobs. This ingrate sits on her ass, high as a kite, does not know where she is 99% of the time, yet wants to bitch that about that even worse Simon is making more scratch than she is???? There all make me want to hurl,

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Sam Sunshine    

YOU ARE RIGHT "HIGHWAY STAR" PAULA NEEDS STOP DOING HERION ON A DAILY BASES.

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bh2    

Paula Abdul needs to go! She can't even speak in complete sentences, she doesn't make sense, she acts very immature and she dresses horrible. I think the judges on So You Think You Can Dance offer entertaining remarks, as well as, constructive criticism. Paula should GO!

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Homie1Kanobe    

TY 26 pAULA HERE IS THE WEBSITE FOR NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS.......WWW.NA.ORG

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30.

Sam Sunshine    

CAN SUBOXONE HELP HER?

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