Paula Abdul leaves American Idol

Wednesday, August 05, 2009
By Julie Wiegan
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Who needs a publicist when you have Twitter? Certainly not American Idol judge Paula Abdul, or should we say ex-American Idol judge. Abdul announced the end of her Idol days in a series of tweets stating, “With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to Idol. I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from Day 1 become an international phenomenon. What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me. It truly has been breathtaking, especially over the past month. I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all.”

Not to worry, judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and host Ryan Seacrest will return next season. In response to Paula’s exit, Seacrest posted on his Twitter blog, “About to go to sleep when I started seeing my Blackberry blow up. I have read what you have read and I am shocked and saddened about Paula.”


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