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."
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.