Paula Abdul leaves American Idol

August 5th, 2009 // 44 Comments

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

  1. olzoll


  2. fearsarewishes


  3. The Observer

    You stole that Baby Gap joke from Ashton Kutcher!

    Douche points bro. Major douche points.

  4. The Malcontent

    At first I never understood how a woman responsible for such musical crap could be a judge on that show, but then I heard that music from the winners of that show, and it all made sense.

  5. me

    whats that baby Gap joke of Ashton Kutcher??

  6. I wonder how much those deep pockets and short arms are paying the #1 dawg from that show…she had to quit!

  7. Thank god the dumb bitch is gone!!!!!

  8. OhWell

    Maybe they can get Jennifer Love Hewitt to be a judge. She can sit next to simon in a bikini with a tennis racket in her hand. Ever time she hears something that inspires her she go under the table and give Simon oral. The camera can pan away so that tv audience sees simon’s smile and Jennniers butt and legs with all the real action hidden by the table and table cloth. I’ll bet this is why paula is gone. Because she woudn’t do Simon dirty the way JLH will.

  9. Dread not

    No more, Idol for Paula? If she loses her appearance time on home shopping channels, she’s going to have WAY too much down time. The suicide/self destruction watch for Paula Abdul has begun. Another, Dr. Feelgood is going to be in the news, as Paula returns to her prescription drug addiction to numb away her pain. This could get messy. *wickedly rubs hands together*

  10. Deacon Jones

    @9 lol

    I can’t blame her for walking. Seafag gets 45 million over 3 years, and theyre throwing 2-3 million a year at her. She was the reason half the people were watching the show since she was fucked up half the time.

  11. Slightlyinsanestacey

    Thank god! Now maybe I can understand wtf all the judges are saying instead of trying to decode what that borderline tard is trying to communicate.

    I just stumbled across this site and I have to say I freaking love it! You are just saying what others are thinking.

  12. New

    RD* Deep pockets short arms is that yours? If so can I borrow? Funny!

  13. Course you can, we are exchanging pleasantries arent we? ya its mine…

  14. Now she can focus on reviving her music career!

  15. Pat

    No. One. Cares.

  16. New

    Thanks! You are a wordsmith extraordinaire and a man among men.

  17. dk

    @ FISH!!!!

    How do i get a hold of Paula ASAP!!!!

    I have a job were i show up 20 hours a week, drunk, criticize people, and fuck the contestants, many of who are young and tight!

  18. dk

    @ FISH cont.

    Them bastards are only paying me a couple million a year. I NEED A RAISE!!!! Paula please negotiate for me!

  19. amoi

    *yawn* Buh-bye!

  20. ashley

    Maybe she will be on the Dancing show, which is her specialty! –

  21. zips

    Ah, humility. Thy name is certainly not Paula Abdul.

  22. CaptainMorgan

    FAKE! This is all FAKE. She is NOT leaving the show. This is a publicity stunt! The outpouring of “support” will convince Fox to “have a change of heart” and bring her back. IT’S ALL ABOUT RATINGS.

    If I’m wrong, then I’ll just have to have sex with my wife (ugh).

  23. radio_babylon

    am i the only person left that has managed to never see a single episode of american idol?

    i am legend!

  24. vanillapill

    what’s more amazing is if someone never managed to miss a single episode of american idol.

    I quit long time ago. The talent and creativity is dwindling. “Everyone’s a winner” it’s no fun anymore. Oh and the judges annoy me.

  25. sixpack

    That show is still on TV?

  26. kill it with fire

    @14. RichPort’s Ghost :

    Maybe she can be a contestant on American Idol???

  27. FU

    just wanted to add a comment about something else.

    Thanks for turning off comments for the Giuliani & Bill “story”
    I guess you can’t have the wave of normal comments about them being worthless and her taking it up the ass by a yak.

    oh yeah….Paula, I’d hit it…with a rake

  28. Horse

    It’s off to the old actors’ retirement home in Woodland Hills, CA, for her.

  29. Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker, PhD resciinded

    Countdown to overdose: 5-4-3…… Ha ha ha, please die.

  30. Randal

    Hey there Paula, sorry to hear about this turn of events. Quite frankly, I’m shocked because you are the glue that has kept the show going for all of these years. You’ve released hit song after hit song and know how the industry works. I won’t be surprised when the show in canned due to poor ratings.


  31. Jamie's Uterus

    Good. She’ll be the next celebrity that overdoses.

  32. azalea

    I look forward to the inevitably hilarious action as she attempts to resuscitate her singing career.

  33. Paula was the second best judge for the sole reason that she has some semblance of a personality… now the show is going to be even more dependent on Simon

  34. Jibbly Biggins

    Yeah, too bad she only got $10 million instead of her goal of $20 million!

    People so rich they can no longer see straight are annoying. Poor Paula – she won’t make in a season what we make in a lifetime!

  35. Patrick Bateman

    I’d still hit it… preferably drunk.

  36. Galtacticus

    Sometimes you have to make tough decisions! Good luck to her!

  37. Sanna

    Kirstie Alley announced on her Twitter that she will take Paula’s place on “American Idol”…

  38. Sanna

    Kirstie Alley announced on her Twitter that she will take Paula’s place on “American Idol”…

  39. I think she’ll be replaced in no time.

  40. mamamiasweetpeaches

    I never understood how they could keep paying her to show up for work drunk and/ or trippin on pills. I love to drink and hate to work but I have never showed up for work drunk! Can I be an AMERICAN IDOL judge??? I promise not to drink more than a 12 pack before each taping!

  41. bbwsinglesdate

    Thats so sad, and end of an era! She is a once in a lifetime performer, best-selling artist. She deserves another shot at redemption! –

  42. jnjoblon

    Good ridden.
    This woman’s career was completely over, non-existent, in the toilet… before someones unprecedented act of charity, gave her a spot on the judges panel. ot many people experience a second chance at fame and fortune like she has, and shes thrown it all away. Shes become so enamored with “herself” and demanded this insane amount of money that she clearly does not deserve.
    She is on the same path Kathy Lee Gifford took, and I will enjoy watching her fail miserable at anything she tries to do from this moment forward.

  43. vitrelle

    Paula quited because she felt that in the last season, the judges’ opinion on Lambert turned out to be completely and utterly different from America’s votes. America “faith”-fully voted for Kris rather than the luscious Lambert. American Idol is a singing competition so they said, it’s not a moral competition, is it? What a shame…

  44. First, I got it, never a woman is responsible for such crap music that shows how a judge may be on, but then I heard the music from the show’s winner, and all understand created.

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