Paula Abdul: Not Returning to American Idol?

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Might season nine of American Idol be the sanest season yet of the nation's top-rated show?

According to David Sonenberg, the manager of Paula Abdul, his client has not receive a contract offer to return to the series.

"Very sadly, it does not appear that she's going to be back on Idol," told The Los Angeles Times. "I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that [American Idol production companies Fremantle and 19 Entertainment] haven't stepped up and said what they want to do."

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Would you watch American Idol without Paula Abdul?

Sonenberg says Abdul would "love to be on the show," but is yet to receive any word about her status.

"She's not a happy camper as a result of what's going on. She's hurt. She's angry," Sonenberg said. "I think at this point we're going to be considering everything, including some kind of a competition show. She has tremendous ideas for a whole variety of shows."

Last week, Ryan Seacrest agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal to continue as host of American Idol; while Randy Jackson is signed through 2011 and Kara DioGuardi has expressed interest in returning.

Simon Cowell's contract runs through next year, as negotiations continue to keep him around for many more seasons.

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HELL NO IM NOT WATCHING AMERICAN IDOL WITHOUT PAULA ABDUL ON THE SHOW SHE IS MY FAVORITE JUDGE ON AMERICAN IDOL SHE HAS BEEN SINCE I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD SO THEY BETTER KEEP PAULA ABDUL OR ELSE I WILL NEVER EVER EVER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WATCH IDOL AGAIN.

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PAULA DOESN'T RETURN-NEITHER WILL THE VIEWERS!! KEEP PAULA!!! A.I. SUCKS!!

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PAULA SHOULD STAY!!! RYAN and KARA SHOULD GO!! STUPID SHOW, A.I.-if they don't keep Paula-WON'T WATCH A.I. WITHOUT PAULA!!!!

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sorry- 11:15 comment should say-on her OWN

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sorry- 11:15 comment should say-on her OWN

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PAULA SHOULD STAY, ONLY if they offer her what she wants! PAULA WILL DO GREAT ON HER ON, if she does that!! PAULA IS FANTASTIC!!!

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WINNER PAULA!!!!!!! LOSER American Idol!!

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WINNER PAULA!!!!!!! LOSER American Idol!!

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All you Paula fans, or anyone who wants her to return to American Idol, join the massive twitter on her behalf. Tweet #keepPaula. Come on folks, do it now.

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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