Paula Abdul Not Likely to Return to American Idol

July 20, 2009 By:
Paula Abdul Not Likely to Return to American Idol

It's the end of an era! According to Paula Abdul's manager, the American Idol judge most likely won't be returning back to the show for its upcoming ninth season due to contract negotiations.

"Very sadly, it does not appear that she's going to be back on Idol," Abdul's manager, David Sonenberg, who has yet to receive a proposal for her return, told The Los Angeles Times.

"I find it under these circumstances particularly unusual; I think unnecessarily hurtful," he added of the holdup. "I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that [Idol production companies Fremantle and 19 Entertainment] haven't stepped up and said what they want to do."

All hope isn't lost yet though, because Sonenberg added that Paula would still "love to be on the show," but he hasn't received any sort of proposal from the network yet. The new season is set to premiere in January.

"She's not a happy camper as a result of what's going on. She's hurt. She's angry," Sonenberg said. "I think at this point we're going to be considering everything, including some kind of a competition show. She has tremendous ideas for a whole variety of shows."

While we're agree that A.I. won't be the same without Paula, we highly doubt she'll be able to pull off her own type of competition show. Would you be upset to see Paula go? Or do you think it's time for her to move on?