Paula Abdul leaves American Idol

It looks like contract negotiations fell through, because last night Paula Abdul announced on her Twitter page she’s not returning to American Idol:

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..
I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent,but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day1 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

In related news, producers will no longer have to keep a fully stocked bar under the judge’s table thus saving the show thousands of dollars which can now be used for a more charitable cause. Read: Buying T-shirts for Simon Cowell that aren’t from Baby Gap.

Photo: Getty