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Don't Kiss Paula Goodbye ... Just Yet

8/6/2009 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paula AbdulThe door isn't completely slammed on Paula Abdul ...

Multiple "American Idol" insiders are telling TMZ there is a chance Paula will come back to the show. Reality -- better than a good chance.

We're told the conflict is ultimately all about money ... and buzz leading up to season 9.

But for now, "A.I." is full speed ahead -- auditions for the show are set for tomorrow ... without Abdul.

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pkd    

Paula is a bad joke and does not deserve the money. Why is Paula a judge anyway when her career tanked because she was caught synthesizing her voice, although Britney Spears has always done that. Paula's choreography last season was ridiculous. The only good thing about Paula was watching to see how drugged up she was and what stupid things she would say. Hey Paula, you have nothing else so take anything that is offered!

1843 days ago
17.

jb    

I would like to see Paula come back- because I don't think they will replace her with someone better- (Kara proves that). It is grossly unfair that Ryan gets 15 M a year- that is ridiculous but they say the
squeaky wheel gets the grease, or money in this case. Personally, I don't think he is worth 15 cents. That is what is wrong with thse kinds of shows- hosts make alot more than they are worth ( take Vanna White for instance- millions for just standing there).
The government is "reworking " everythng else in this country- maybe they need to give Hollywood a work-over.

1843 days ago
18.

same same same    

Great Program for the contestants.. pretty good entertainment compared to ALOT of TV. I don't care about the inside drama.

GIVE HER THE MONEY! thats my opinion!

1843 days ago
19.

tangledweb    

I love you Paula and I love watching this show. In fact it is one of the very few shows that I look forward to watching!!! You big money guys at FOX better fix this, because between putting Kara in there last year and now dumping Paula, your big hit show will be down the drain.

1843 days ago
20.

Pogo    

I hope Paula stays with American Idol. It wouldn't be the same without her. Get rid of Kara!

1843 days ago
21.

Debbie    

With Paula gone my mute button may finally get some rest. Let her go..........she's annoying. Drunk, high or not she makes no sense.

1843 days ago
22.

pkd    

Paula is a bad joke, lame choreographer, computer enhanced singer, and a legend in her own mind.

1843 days ago
23.

CanCan    

Another horrible picture from TMZ. Come on you guys...can't you do any better then these horrid pictures you use??

1843 days ago
24.

ldj    

The producers should be embarassed by their salary offer to Paula. Regardless of what value they believe Paula's contribution to the show is, they have created a PERCEPTION that women should be paid less men. The producers need to correct that perception and fast.

1843 days ago
25.

Julie    

I always fast-forward through Paula's commentaries - can't stand to listen to her and she has nothing relevant to say anyways. So, I'd be happy if she didn't come back.

1843 days ago
26.

Linda Mott    

She is playing games and expecting her fans to rally round and contact AI to bring her back and give her more money. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

1843 days ago
27.

Alexa    

testing

1843 days ago
28.

JoeP    

Maybe this time they'll get a female judge who can actually sing

1843 days ago
29.

bayouman    

AI is nothing more than the Gong Show, except the audience wants to gong the judges.

Fox needs to revamp the entire show and get new personalities. Take them all off the air. Give us people we don't mind looking at or listening to. Freshen the show up. It's gotten REALLY stale.

1843 days ago
30.

iamcuriousyellow    

This whole Paula thing may be a publicity stunt, but it worked, didn't it? Any number of news services have carried the story of her leaving (even in other countries). Look at how many entries there are on TMZ about this and look at how many bloggers have commented in posts --- and done so with a great deal of emotion. It's a dumb story but it worked.

1843 days ago
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