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Paula Abdul

Tweets Bye-Bye to Idol

8/5/2009 12:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paula Abdul Guess who just blinked in American Idol's high stakes game of chicken? Paula Abdul says she's leaving the show.

She just tweeted this:

"With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to Idol. I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day 1 become an international phenomenon."

Sources have told TMZ that Paula's been negotiating for a big raise, and the deadline was this week because rehearsals are about to start.

So, hardball negotiation ploy on Paula's part or the real deal?

Stay tuned...


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Quiet    

Time to go get married and have some kids Paula.. time to chill out .. you are no sppring chicken anymore and if you want a family , maybe focus on a husband and conception before its too late for you

1814 days ago
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Big Steve    

Good riddance! She was too clueless on good talent!

1814 days ago
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mitch myers    

first good riddence pill popper!

1814 days ago
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mitch myers    

didnt know how to clap. ever watch her hands?

1814 days ago
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ree ree    

buh-bye!

1814 days ago
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bb    

GOOD RIDDANCE! The most annoying "judge" on that show.

1814 days ago
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over 9000    

This sucks. Who else will be able to say "Wow that was good." over one million times in one show?
:(

1814 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

Try to save some of the money, and don't put it up your nose

1814 days ago
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Naomi    

Paula was good entertainment on the show. I'm sad to see her go. Even though she seemed crazy, she was still good to watch. They should have gotten rid of Kara! She's awful, boring, no personality,etc. I'm predicting that season 9 is going to be more boring than the last two(7 and 8). That's all I have to say.

1814 days ago
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KINGOFHORROR    

I Love Paula! Wont Watch Show Without Her other Judges Suck! Ryan really SUCKS SO DOES SIMON AND RANDY

1814 days ago
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hamilTonyan    

I dont think she is being Straight up. She is being a little Coldhearted and may be Blowing kisses in the wind. I think she wants Simon to think she is Forever your girl on Idol and asked Randy Do you love me?

1814 days ago
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Woo Hoo!!!!    

Don't let the door hit you on the way out! If you thought getting 3 million a year wasn't enough for sitting on your a** acting stupid, you don't deserve to be on the show. Have fun selling crappy plastic jewelry on HSN and QVC from now on a la Suzanne Sommers.

1814 days ago
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seller1254    

No! I hope Paula doesn't leave the show. I would like to see however that new girl leave!!! she's so annoying!

1814 days ago
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Henderson NV    

The public really has no write to bash her. She's an integral part of the show. Everyone else is cashing in big time. Until recently she was the only woman on the show. Why shouldn't she be compensated as well as the men? Sheese they can throw $15 million a year at Ryan Secrest and can't bump Paula's pay? I like her and I think the show will be much worse without her.

1814 days ago
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yks    


This whole show is crap and needs too go!! It used to be good but last season was beyond bad. Kara is so full of herself it makes me turn the show off.

1814 days ago
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