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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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Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

I DISAGREE WITH MANY OF You so may I clear some things up.

Paula Abdul cannot compete on Dancing With The Stars.
She is a FORMER Professional dancer and choerographer.
It would be totally unfair to the other contestants .
She has had classes as a child, most likley as all kids in dance classes do, in ballet,tap, jazz,ballroom dancing,square/folk,polka,etc. Really.
Paul'adancing did not start when she was a Laker Girl.It started way before in dance class.
Also, she has had ballroom dancing experience. Checkouther videos from her songs of the late 1980's,early 1990's when she was a recording artists.
The ballroom dance moves were there in many vids. Look at, Come To Me or something like that.
Paula also knows timing of music to the moves,ryhtm,etc.

PAULA CANNOT do this show either because she has age going against her DANCER's body, has back trouble because of her former career, has had broken leg, muscle pulls,etc.The whole thing. People ehrage and older are not too old to dance, and she is not old,but her dancer's body is old.
She could cripple herself. She would embarrass herself and be eliminated quickly too.

1732 days ago


WOW - it's not as if Paula - a professional choreographer - would have an upper hand in DWTS - goodness if I were scheduled to appear on that show with her I think I might be a bit upset that the deck was stacked!

1732 days ago


I have to agree with Shelly and Dee and cry "foul" for allowing Ms.
Abdul to ever become a contestant on DWTS! I know it may appear to many people that ballroom dancing is completely different from other dances but as a former dancer (mostly ballet, jazz and tap) I
have done just about every form of dancing there is to do, yes even
ballroom dancing. I feel if you know how to do one kind of dance, the chances are you'll know how to do just about any other kind of dance - as dancing is IMHO universal. If you've done some ballet and/or jazz, and try to learn the Tango, you shouldn't have too much trouble trying to learn that type of dance.

Paula would make an excellent choice, also if she were to be a host
or a judge. Although I wouldn't want to see Tom Bergeron leave
DWTS, on account of Paula taking his job!

1732 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

I don't think it would be fair to have Paula on DWTS. I'd love to see Jennifer Grey (female lead in "Dirty Dancing") on DWTS! Jennifer is not a "trained" dancer, but she obviously has the ability to dance, as shown in the DD movie. And I bet she could use the exposure!

1732 days ago


Power wheelchair ads just beneath the comments? Touche, TMZ!

1732 days ago


It would be a huge step backwards for Paula to appear as a contestant. She has nothing to win and everything to lose. She needs a new manager if she is suckered into making such a bad career move. Don't do it Paula!

1732 days ago


As much as I like Paula, she shouldn't be on DWTS. She can dance, for goodness sake!!! But it would be cool to watch her!!! She'll blow away the competition!

1732 days ago


Paula can't dance anymore. She hurt her back years ago. Plus she's a dope addict.

1732 days ago


Bring it ON Paula........... You and SIMON make a GREAT TEAM.

1732 days ago


1731 days ago


Paula Abdul should never be a Contestant on DwtS, but she SHOULD be a Choreographer. I think it would be great if she helped the lowest scoring team that got to stay every week do their Choreogrpahy-so the Pro had more time to teach the routine to the Contestant.

Paula has all sorts of Dance experience, she's far too professional, and too advanced. Compared to someone who never even put a gown on, or who thinks a New Yorker is someone who lives in one of the states of the Northern U.S.

1731 days ago


Okay, just for argument sake, suppose Paula was eligible to be a contestant. Why would she WANT to do such a thing? The stars in
Dancing with the stars, are usually B-list celebrities that are
either trying to revive their career, or if they're newbies to the business or it may be a way to gain fame and noteriety However Paula already has fame and has had it for a while. She's really an icon in Hollywood. Not just b/c of AI, but b/c of her successful singing - selling millions upon millions of records as well as, dancing and choreography. Put it this way she's way above DWTS. It's like she's too good for that show! Oh well. She can do just about anything now. She can pretty much tell producers and directors what she expects to get for money, etc, etc..

1731 days ago


Now that Samantha Harris is leaving DWTS, there is a great spot open for Paula doing the backstage interviews. She couldn't be any worse than Samantha w/the ad-libbing.

1729 days ago


Can't wait to see her on television again!!!!!

1729 days ago
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