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Paula Abdul -- 'Dancing' Is Lucrative

1/26/2010 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul has a million reasons to appear on "Dancing with the Stars."

ABC has offered Abdul a $1,000,000 development deal, with one catch -- she has to appear on "DWTS," sources tell TMZ.

ABC has been going after Paula for a few years now, trying to get her on "DWTS."

According to the proposed deal, ABC would allow Paula to do "The X Factor" with Simon Cowell. We're told Simon and Paula met a week ago to discuss the show, and it looks like it will happen.

Paula has to make a quick decision -- we're told the ABC offer is contingent on Paula doing "DWTS" this season, which starts in March.

A rep for ABC says they don't comment on prospective cast members.


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Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1668 days ago
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Kooky Fan    

Being a former Laker Dancer, wouldn't make for a very fair competetion.

1668 days ago
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a the fantastic    

YEA TEAM PAULA!!!

1668 days ago
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masini    

I think Paula is worth something and I hope you accept. It's a wise woman.

1668 days ago
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Shelly    

Paula can't be one of the contestants on the show. If she is on the show it would have to be as a judge or as a professional dancer. She is a dancer and a choregrapher. If she was on DWTS as a contestant that would be completely unfair for the rest of the contestants. The whole purpose of the show is getting people who aren't dancers and teaching them how to dance. I would love to see Paula on DWTS, but it would have to be as a judge or as a PRO dancer, and not as a contestant. That would be TOTALLY unfair!

1668 days ago
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you just don't get it    

Shelly

Actually the whole purpose of the show is to make money.

1668 days ago
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Simone    

Hahahhahahhahahhahahahahahhahahhahahhahahhahahahhahahhahhaa.

My stalker fake Simone is here!!!!!!! Nobody cares about what you think, bitch!!!!! Go to bed, child!!!!!!!!! : P

1668 days ago
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Ann    

Paula... GO AWAY!!!!

1668 days ago
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tracy    

She has really bad back problems. I dont think this should be a deal breaker. Thats wrong of them to do to her

1668 days ago
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dee    

I agree, Shelly. Paula has been a professional dancer and choregrapher since see was a teenager. Considering her neck and back issues, they better get a medical clearance for liability issues.

1668 days ago
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Ann    

It will be great to see Paula back on TV again. I'm waiting for her to be with Simon again on X Factor. SHe will be great on DWTS!!!

1668 days ago
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king    

What could this goofball possibly "develop" that's worth a million dollars?

1668 days ago
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king    

I like a half-cup of buttermilk in my banana muffins. Just sayin'.

1668 days ago
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Jaggen    

Paula would be an outstanding choice as a contestant on DWTS.

Before all you people start talking about being fair or not. The dancing Paula does is NOT BALLROOM DANCING. Ballroom dancing is quite different and much more difficult. I have been ballroom dancing since a very early age. I can guarentee Paula would have a bigger learning curve then then the others. Much like Kristi Y.

Paula would rock for DWTS

1667 days ago
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Teri    

Paula was a dancer/choreographer so obviously she can't be a contestant, that wouldn't be fair.

1667 days ago
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