We all thought it was just fake, but “American Idol” sources say Paula Abdul is really leaving and won’t come back.
FOX issued a statement that said, “While Paula will not be continuing with us, she’s a tremendous talent and we wish her the best.” It definitely sounds real.
Paula was ticked at the salary disparity between her and the others. While Ryan Seacrest just made a $45 million/3 year deal and Simon Cowell can buy a small country with his payment, Paula was getting about $2 and $3 mil a year.
But here’s the twist: FOX could have afforded to raise the stake and seal the deal, which indicates they just weren’t into her.
They just signed Kara DioGuardi.