Paula Leaves 'A.I.' -- A Hoax?

8/6/2009 2:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paula Abdul says she's done with "American Idol" and "A.I." officially says "right back at you." But we're hearing otherwise.

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Well-placed sources at "Idol" tell us Paula may indeed reach an agreement with the show. It's all about money, and a last-minute agreement would create a good buzz for season 9.

Auditions will begin tomorrow -- without Paula.

"Idol" insiders say it's definitely not over, but a source very close to Paula says "If 'Idol' wants her back it's news to her."

In that case -- welcome to Hollywood, Paula.

Vanessa Hudgens Attacks Over Naked Pics

Vanessa Hudgens is on the warpath against websites that are publishing nude pics of her -- and she's leaving open the possibility of filing criminal charges -- sources tell TMZ.

The pics have been pitched to various sites, including TMZ -- we turned them down. Several websites have published the photos, taken by Vanessa herself in her home. Vanessa's lawyer says the pics were taken when she was underage. As such, publication could be a federal crime.

Sources tell us Vanessa uploaded the pics into her computer and she could be the victim of a hacker. Her lawyer says Vanessa had absolutely nothing to do with the dissemination of the photos.

The lawyer has sent cease and desist letters to various websites that have published the photos, asserting the publication is both a crime and a violation her right of privacy.

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