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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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Vicky Elena    

Come on, everyone. Paula MADE the show with Simon and Randy. They were the original THREE who made it popular. I have watched every show every year, starting with the tryouts in August, and this season I will NOT watch it unless Paula is on it. Kara should go and Paula - please come back!

1813 days ago
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a the fantastic    

this is sexism at its finest.

1813 days ago
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Chris Ronk    

OMG! Please tell me this isn't true. Who else is going to make me shake my head in disbelief every time they talk?

1812 days ago
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Suzwat    

I personally, will be sorry as hell to see Paula go. She might have been a nut but she was 100% more interesting that Kara who copies everyone else's comments.

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