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Paula Abdul Will Not Be Dancing With Any Stars

2/28/2010 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Paula AbdulWhen you wake up Monday morning to read the list of "stars" who will be on next season's "Dancing With the Stars" ... Paula Abdul's name will not be on it.

Sources close to Paula tell TMZ the former "American Idol" judge has decided against doing the show -- despite the giant bag of money ABC practically threw at her.

As we first reported, the alphabet net offered Paula a $1,000,000 development deal ... if she agreed to do "Dancing."

Paula is still in talks with Simon Cowell about joining his upcoming "X Factor" show.

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Mayu    

go head girl... she was experienced at ALL types of dancing. to think she can't cha-cha or ballroom dance is just ignorant. Her whole Career next to singing was dancing... dancers are adept at more than one dance style you know.

when you earn your living as a professional dancer, and a choreographer, not only are you able to pick up the moves faster than the average non-dancer, but you also have inside knowledge that would be an unfair advantage.

1696 days ago
17.

Triple Play    

She knowa that she would probably lose in the first few weeks. Psycho Bitzh can't stay off the chemicals

1696 days ago
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Extremely Poor Taste, TMZ!    

ITA with you, #15/16 Mayu! THAT is what will eventually kill DWTS because viewers are getting so tired of the "stacked" (no pun intended) competition when professionals are in the cast. I'm still fuming over Kristi Yamaguchi winning a few seasons ago...ho-hum, like we didn't see THAT coming??? Of course she won! No, she's not a dancer per se, but she IS a professional and Olympic athlete...that alone gives her a HUGE advantage for being able to move her body, unlike novices.

I want to see people on DWTS who have NO dancing experience whatsoever...like Helio Castroneves, a former winner. He was FANTASTIC! Never danced before in his life, and yes -- he is an athlete of sorts (race car driving0, but still...that doesn't exactly translate into winning dance competitions. And Gilles Marini? Hoo-boy...let me cool off first before I start thinking about him! LOL Wow...he looked like one of the professional dancers and again, NO previous dance experience. (And, of course, WHO did he lose to? Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson! Grrr...).

I did NOT want to see Paula on the show. Even with her injuries, she would still have had a huge advantage over others. I like to watch the contestants grow, like that Cody kid (believe he's on Hannah Montana). What a goofball at first, but he turned into a really great dancer with beautiful arm extensions and form. He really grew up during that whole experience, as did Kelly Osburne, who just charmed the pants off everyone! You could just see her becoming more self-confident each week...hers was truly a Cinderella story!

1696 days ago
19.

A    

uh, duh, the gig would've been as a PRO, to TEACH the stars, not to compete as one.

1696 days ago
20.

Darlene    

LOL!!! They probably changed thier mind on having the **has been**!!

1696 days ago
21.

SweetMelissa    

I think Howard Stern should replace Simon Cowell

1696 days ago
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SweetMelissa    

I PRAY TO GOD, ALLAH, JOHOVA THEY DONT BRING BACK THAT PATHETIC REALITY SERIES "KATE & JON MAKES 8 " OR "OCTO MOM" GIVE ME A BREAK SHE WAS ON THE VIEW........ ARE THERE REALLY IDOIOTS THAT WATCH THAT STUPID CRAP?????.

1696 days ago
23.

carol    

It wouldn't be right for her to be on the show anyway. SHE'S A DANCER BY PROFESSION. Talk about an unfair advantage.

1696 days ago
24.

mo    

POCLT never showed nude pictures. Paula is not done and she is still a nice lady. POCLT and a lot of other porn sites will do anything to get photos of Paula.

1696 days ago
25.

VaGentleman    

Paula, if you don't need the $, I'd be happy to take it for you :)

1696 days ago
26.

tomcat    

She is better off doing X Factor, it will have more variety of acts and artists, and not be all teenagers.

DWTS should just open it up to real dancers who want to compete and no has-beens.

1696 days ago
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sammy dogg    

# 15, 16, 18 you Guys are idoits. She was never ever going to be a dancer. She was thinking of signing on to be another host (Samantha Harris is out) or maybe a 4th judge. Dumb Arses. ugh

1696 days ago
28.

tomcat    

I only check out DWTS to see the guys shake their asses. Pro who was Marie Os's partner has the best booty! Also Drew Lachey and Cameron Mathison. Donny Os is built like a Ken Doll, blah..

1696 days ago
29.

Enough Already    

PAULA AB-DOUCHE NEEDS TO FOCUS ON MILKING THE NETWORKS WITH HER BABBLING. SHE IS NOT TALENTED ENOUGH TO TALK AND DANCE.

1695 days ago
30.

Terp    

Given how much American Idol sucks this season, it's no surprise that Paula wouldn't dance for dollars and, instead, will join Simon Cowell in judges/mentoring on X Factor America.

The X Factor America site says it airs September 11, 2011...should be the final nail in the American Idol coffin.

1695 days ago
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