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Photos of Paula Abdul at JFK, Reports She Asked for $20 Million From American Idol, Victoria Beckham Will Guest Judge

Paula Abdul Has a Brief but Posh Replacement on Idol

Paula Abdul arrived at JFK last night ready to talk about how overwhelming it is to leave American Idol and to say Simon Cowell misses her already. The news Paula's leaving the show saddened many of you, and even her fellow judges Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson have expressed their shock about her departure. Paula apparently wanted $20 million and, when the Idol execs wouldn't meet her demands, she turned them down via Twitter. While nobody can take Paula's place, Victoria Beckham's publicist confirmed Posh will guest judge for one episode. Many people are wondering whether this is all a big publicity stunt, but for now Paula's just sitting back and weighing all of her options.


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paulaaa paulaaa 8 years
love u paula ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
paulaaa paulaaa 8 years
the show will suck without paula !
paulaaa paulaaa 8 years
nobody can replace paula ! she is unique ! ok ....
paulaaa paulaaa 8 years
WHO IS POSH ? SHE SUCKS ! ...idol ppl r crazy !
MFOX4 MFOX4 8 years
The show's creator should stick with the date that "brung him." Which means, stick to Simon, Seacrest (if you MUST) Randy AND Paula. The show became a huge hit because of the chemistry. Why mess with chemistry when it works so well? Paula should be just as amply rewarded for making AI such a huge success as every single other judge. I'm proud of her for sticking to her guns. Principle over Paycheck for a change. She can walk away with her head held high. The dogs FULLER et al., should put their tails between their legs. Yes, they are nothing better than dogs in pack. No offense to dogs! ha! TEAM PAULA! Hope the show fizzles without you!!
jenni5 jenni5 8 years
I read somewhere else she turned down their $8M offer...what a fool. She looks good in these pics though.
girl21innyc girl21innyc 8 years
I dont even watch AI anymore honestly, Paula however was great on the show, she was a great positive medium in between Simon and Randy, she respected the contestants feelings, and attempts. On the other hand maybe the producers didnt think she was worth what she was asking because of those infamous times she appeared to be so unstable or incoherent remember the episode that made headlines when Paula thought the contestant sang two songs when he did one, then she at one point crying because of a performane that was so touching? That's probably why they brought on that unfortunate forth judge last season, to set it up so they would be able to negotiate less money for her, or eventually let her go. Hopefully she can get a judging spot on a dance show, because I always thought she was a better dancer than singer.
Libragirl Libragirl 8 years
I am dearly going to miss Paula, she was the heart of the show. I think the Producers had something up their sleeves when they hired Kara. They were going to replace Paula for Kara. It was their game plan all along!!! I can't stand Kara!
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
right b/c Posh should be telling someone they can't sing...l-m-f-a-o, I hope someone asks her to get up and do a better job
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
that'll be interesting to see her on the show. then again do they really need 4 judges?
MFOX4 MFOX4 8 years
Paula deserved more than $2 million. Ryan Seacrest got a 3-year $45 million contract and he's sooooo annoying. I'd rather see Paula on AI any day over Seacrest. He' horrible at interviewing people on the red carpet, too. Paula brings humanity and compassion to AI. She's the perfect foil for Simon. It won't be as good without her. They really screwed her over.
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
What'll she do now?
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