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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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31.

Mememememememe    

Bye bye biotch!

1860 days ago
32.

Mememememememe    

Wouldn't it be cool if we read about teachers getting million dollar contracts instead of crackhead whores like Paula, Simon, and Ryan?

1860 days ago
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christine    

Boo, hoo, Paula. How sad for you that you're being forced to walk away from a job because a measly $2.5 MILLION per year isn't anywhere near enough. Go cry to the people who have lost their homes. Tell your sob story to the Americans who have had their retirement funds wiped out and who are part of the nearly 10% unemployed. Typical self-centered, narcissitic Hollywood spoiled celebrity. Get in touch with the real world, bitch!

1860 days ago
34.

Sam Sunshine    

But then again Hollywood loves for you to hit rock bottom and make a clean drug free come back. Heroin is cleaner then taking all the pills to get high I just wonder when she is going to get tired of chasing the dragon?

1860 days ago
35.

Homie1Kanobe    

APPLAUSE DARCY ...APPLAUSE

1860 days ago
36.

Peterson32    

Dawg...it's like you know you come in to work high as a kite can't focus so I'm afraid it's gonna have to be a no...sorry, babe

And dawg...you're like a huge pompous jerk and your radio show sucks and you're not funny plus you stick jerks like Kim Kardashian on TV so I'm gonna have to say you're worthless too...

And dawg you wouldn't even have a career today starting out with all those awful novelty records you produced that blew chunks plus you're a British pompous a s s so goodbye to you too...

Which leaves me and I'm afraid you're stuck with my retarded a s s until 2011. There are no winners on this show folks especially the ones who watch it...

1860 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

YEAH PAULA , GO TO ANY UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE AND TELL YOUR STORY TO THE PEOPLE WAITING IN LINE FOR A $350.OO CHECKtELL YOUR STORY ABOUT ONLY MAKING 2.5 MILLION A YEAR

1860 days ago
38.

FlowerChild    

NOONE WANTS PAULA ABDUL ON IDOL.....SHE IS A LAUGHING STOCK.....ALSO, MANY ARE GETTING BURNED OUT ON IDOL.....THE IDOL CRAZE IS STUPID AND THE "TALENT" SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! PAULA SHOULD DO SOME BEHIND THE SCENE STUFF SO NOONE HAS TO WATCH HER MAKE A TOTAL ASS OF HERSELF ANYMORE!!!

1860 days ago
39.

Sam Sunshine    

Stupid bitch you should be grateful you have enough money to get High! Day after Day!

1860 days ago
40.

carla    

Shut up Paula!! You should be happy Idol and Simon still want you to be part of the show . You can't sing, dance or talk. Hire me Idol....I need a job.

Let start a campaign GET RID OF PAULA and find someone who can speak clearly.

1860 days ago
41.

TOM    

When I live in Southern California, we had an expression.... "Only in LA...." in this case I would say "Only in LA do you complain about a $2.5 million salary where you only have to work six months a year!" What a greedy bitch!

1860 days ago
42.

Anti-Jolie People - Get a Life!    

Four judges are more than enough! Being articulate is a big requirement to be a judge. Paula fumbles her lines too many times during the season. She says the most inane things and always in conflict with Simon, who is the heart and soul of the show.

With her departure, maybe we could get more performance time for the contestants.

1860 days ago
43.

Mememememememe    

Why do the two white gay guys get multi-million dollar contracts, and the two people in protected classes get peanuts? Girl, you need to drive to the nearest Civil Rights Office to file a petition. If that "WISE LATINA" doesn't get her job on the Supreme Court, you need to sign a retainer with her to sue their a$$es! JUST SAYIN...

1860 days ago
44.

CL    

Paula don't let the door hit you in the a*s on your way out.

1860 days ago
45.

JustMyOpinion    

Paula should make as much as Ryan Seacrest but how do you complain about making 2.5 million dollars a year? I'd be doing back-flips if I could make efven half of that.

1860 days ago
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