Paula Abdul Not Coming Back to American Idol? C'mon, Do We Look Like Idiots?

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July 20th, 2009

Do all American Idol judges now negotiate their salaries in public?

First it was Simon Cowell threatening to not come back, but it turns out he was just looking for $144 million a year.

Now, in Paula Abdul's own bit of public negotiating in Variety:

Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol."

According to a Los Angeles Times report, David Sonenberg says he doesn't have a proposal for a new contract for Abdul. He says it doesn't appear she'll be back.

Who are they kidding? Whatever she can get from Idol, and I'm sure it's a mighty sum, would be 100x her potential earnings from anything else. Doesn't bluffing have to have at least a bit of reality to work?

At least Ryan Seacrest's salary negotiations weren't leaked until they were finished.

 
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