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Paula Abdul -- One Pissed Off Judge!

7/20/2009 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paula Abdul is pissed off that Ryan Seacrest is a very rich man, our "American Idol" spies say.

Abdul isn't angry at Ryan personally for his new $45 million, 3-year deal, but she's bent out of shape at producers that she's making minimum "Idol" wage -- we're told between $2 and $3 mil a year.

Our spies say producers want Paula back for sure, but she's now doing the Hollywood thing of pretending like she'll walk.

Here's the fun part. Auditions for the next season start on August 6. We're told there are already plans to start the auditions without her if they don't have a deal.

As for what Paula wants -- we're told somewhere between 2 and 3 times what she's making now. Here's our guess -- $4.5 a year ... a lot better than the $5,000 a week she pulled in for season one.

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Kathy    

Idol does not need 4 judges. Kara is o.k. but take that money and give it to Paula. This is the old game that women aren't worth the same as men even tho they do the same job. All women need to start standing up for them selves and others of the same sex. We all want Paula back. It is only fair. Times have changed pay up GUYS. It makes me not even want to watch. I'm sure you'll try to make Kara sweeter but it won't be the same. GET PAULA BACK.

1802 days ago
2.

atabaw    

Blah blah blah with the whole greed in hollywood.

1838 days ago
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Ivonne    

She should get paid more

1838 days ago
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Maggie    

Such a no talent whining loser! Go see Bruno, see her vacuous performance, sitting on a Mexican bench! Stupid cow!

1838 days ago
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MindTerrorist    

WHO GIVES A RATS ASS!!!!!

1838 days ago
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London not England    

SCREW THAT LOOPY BITCH!!!!!

In the early 1990'S that crazy COW made multi-millions off of L.A. GEAR, and they never even got to sell the DAMN tennis shoes she got paid for....the deal was worth SO MUCH $$$ they wouldn't even say how much...rumors were it was at least 100 million...so she's one to TALK....
Sit down and take another "downer" BITCH!~!~!

1838 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

Dump her ,all she does is show off her jewelry line and her boobs,the boobs would be ok if we could see all of them,as for ugly jewelry line, it sucks

1838 days ago
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Robert van den Heuvel    

If Paula Abdul can't take the heat, she should stay out of the kitchen. Say thanks for the many times they did ask you.

1838 days ago
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The REAL DEAL    

NO Paula - NO Idol. Ship that sorry POS of Kara to hell and give Paula her money.

1838 days ago
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Dawn Dyer    

I am sorry; but even though I like Ryan Seacrest, I think Paula Abdul brings so much more to the show.
A lot of people watch American Idol because of her.
I hope she gets the credit she deserves.

Paula, if you are reading, you could start your own show; maybe with children; remember the Jackson 5?

1838 days ago
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Stacey    

I feel soooooo sorry for her as I exist on unemployment........not!

1838 days ago
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ArtyChick    

They should be rolling out the red carpet with money in hand for Paula Adbul. She is the antitheses to Simon. AI has proven with their pocketbook, they can't afford to lose Seacest or Cowell. Kara, sadly, was a mistake. Go back to the three judge - with occasional guest judge, format. It worked. Meanwhile - they need to adjust Randy's deal with a clause that if he can't utter anything other than "it was just a'ight dawg", "your the bomb", and "didn't work for me dude" - his contract will be up and he will be replaced with a much more cost-effective robot or impersonator. AI also needs to be careful - they could be slapped with a justifiable lawsuit based on sex-bias.

1838 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

SHE MAKES THE SHOW.............. PAULA DESERVES A LOT MORE THAN SHE IS GETTING............


MONEY TALKS, B/S WALKS..............

1838 days ago
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Robin    

Wait, Auditions don't start August 6....... they're already over......

1838 days ago
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Cary    

Get a grip.....when people are losing jobs and others sleeping on the streets, how ridiculous is this tantrum? The only thing worse than someone crying over a $2-3 million payday are media execs that will pay $45 million for a show host. Boy are our priorities screwed up in this country!

1838 days ago
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