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Paula Abdul Twitter Confirms She Is Leaving American Idol, Fox Statement

Paula Abdul Confirms She's Leaving Idol — Are You Sad?

Tonight, Paula Abdul announced on her Twitter page that she is not returning to American Idol. Now, Fox has issued a statement saying, "Paula Abdul has been an important part of the 'American Idol' family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show. While Paula will not be continuing with us, she's a tremendous talent and we wish her the best." There have been a lot of rumors about this over the past few weeks, but we always thought they'd figure out a deal. So tell us — are you sad Paula is leaving American Idol?

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paulaaa paulaaa 7 years
EVERYBODY LOVES PAULA ! WE ALL R GONNA BE SAD!
paulaaa paulaaa 7 years
IDOL NEEDS A HEART , BRING PAULA ABDUL BACK !
paulaaa paulaaa 7 years
idol is nothing without paula ! paula was the heart of the show !
flamingo08 flamingo08 7 years
I think it's a total bummer. She's such an integral part of that show. I think it'll be much more boring without her. I'm sad for her.
manders411 manders411 7 years
I will miss her I didn't really like Kara too much but we will have to see how it goes. I agree though that if Simon should leave Im done.
jaan_black jaan_black 7 years
NO - I can't stand that show past the try outs..Paula reminds me of a heroin addict nodding off, so she doesn't really bring anything...she is a horrible singer so critiquing anybody with even a little talent seems ironic...that new one, the wanna be whatever she is, is soooo annoying....
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i've never really watched AI and im' not a huge fan but i think that it's a shame that she's not going to return. she's really a key part to the show and i feel like it just shows you that maybe it's lived it's life and we should move past the AI phenomenon
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 7 years
I'll miss her, but not because she's a great judge, but because I will sorely miss her incoherent comments and overall craziness.
KrisB KrisB 7 years
American Idol is on it's way down hill. Paula rocks and it's sad AI couldn't realize that. Kara better get a personality quick if she expects to fill Paula's shoes because know one cares to hear her same comment about "artistry" over and over again.
lemamike lemamike 7 years
Personally I think Kara is great. She makes her feedback time worthwhile, has constructive suggestions good thoughts to back it up. While I do enjoy Paula on the show I feel like while most of her feedback is positive and encouraging she often just talks around in circles.
jjoonie12 jjoonie12 7 years
I would much rather her return than Kara, although I barely watch the show I know she added very little when she commented. I think that Paula will regret not returning, not to be mean, but there is probably not much else out there for her career wise.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
It's sad Paula is leaving, who will Simon argue with because Kara doesn't have the same attitude or history. I really wish they would've booted Kara and kept Paula. Oh well though as others have said the show will go on and probably still be top in the ratings. I hated last season all together, I don't think anyone was really good and yes that included Adam (he annoyed me). I will dvr everything again next season and enjoy the auditions because let's face it that's the best part of the season.
GeminiDolly GeminiDolly 7 years
Ehhh, the show will go on. Nothing special. Now when Simon leaves.....
Crimen Crimen 7 years
I haven't been watching idol a whole lot lately, but Paula gave light to the show. I for one will miss her. :(
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