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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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Mary    

could she really do this? I remember years ago her telling everyone she cannot dance like she used to because of her injuries. If she can, more power to her.

1542 days ago
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Travis    

Being that they are not looking for a judge, Paula can only be a contestant and not one of the professional dancers. In order to be a professional dancer on the show, one must have had ballroom experience, which Paula has never had, which also makes her eligible to be a contestant.

Personally, in the past I was torn over the idea of her being on the show, but now, I think it is a whole new ball game. With her being off Idol and the new season of DWTS to start in March, this would be TV Gold to have her on the show. It would also give Idol some major ratings competition. Go for it Paula!!!!!!!

1542 days ago
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Beth    

Would love to see her on DWTS but I don't think it will happen. First of all, she now has four titanium plates in her neck and this show is very grueling physically. And second of all, rumor has it that Simon signed her to a very lucrative, very exclusive contract months ago. If she never works for anyone but Simon for the rest of her life, she will do very well money-wise.

1542 days ago
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Sharon    

You're right! Please tell her to go away!!!!! I can't stand her either......

1542 days ago
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Harweygirl    

Love Paula! Wow if she was on DWTS I would be so happy! I've missed her on Idol this year. She's funny and soooo pretty! :D

1542 days ago
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Darlene    

I cant stand that has been woman, Dancing with the Stars should find someone worth watching!

1542 days ago
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Elizabeth    

Isn't she a professional dancer and (I'm gonna spell this wrong...)coreographer? How is that fair to the other contestants???

1542 days ago
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I selpt with John Edwards, too!!!!!    

Where's the John Edwards story? Is TMZ too embarrassed by a fellow Nazi to post it?

1542 days ago
24.

ric    

boring

1542 days ago
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Deb    

I love Paula, and am really missing her presence on Idol. I'd love to see her back on tv in this or any capacity. If Olympic gymnasts and figure-skaters can be contestants, then why not her? I also can't wait to see the reunion of Simon and Paula on X-Factor. They are tv magic together. I'll drop Idol like yesterday's news to watch them battle it out on Simon's new show.

1542 days ago
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Bettsie    

Paula is all things good and great dancer. What were they thinking when there going to put Ellen on as a judge. Duh

1542 days ago
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Helen    

I can't imagine Dancing going that route. She is a professional dancer and choreographer. What's the deal?

1542 days ago
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kate    

I think she would make a great contestant. She is no more over qualified than an Olympic ice skater or these pop singer/dancers they have on. Actually since she is 47 and has a giant metal rod in her neck she has a bit of a disadvantage to the 20 somethings healthy kids.

1542 days ago
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Ooooo Noooo!    

How in the wild world of sports can she possibly stay sober long enough to make it through a dance number?

1542 days ago
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go away    

Did anybody else notice the Conan rerun NBC aired last night? They used his own sketch of the focus group with seniors not liking him for the Tonight Show host. Low blow NBC.

1542 days ago
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