Paula Abdul Won't Return to American Idol

August 20, 2009 By:
Paula Abdul Won't Return to American Idol

Don't expect to see Paula Abdul back on American Idol, because the negotiations are reportedly over.

A ton of celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Joe Jonas and Kelly Clarkson have already agreed to join Idol as guest judges this season, but will that fill Paula's void?

Paula's manager David Sonenberg says there are "no discussions whatsoever about Idol" and Paula returning. And Paula twittered to confirm the news herself. She tweeted on Tuesday night, "with sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return."

Paula's manager added, "She feels fabulous. She feels free. I think in some ways she was typecast in Idol and she was kind of restricted from doing anything she wanted to do and now she's free to decide. She really is very excited about the future and that there's support for her."

An insider revealed to the New York Post's Page Six that while both sides tried to work something out for her to return there "was a hang-up. And they tried offering less money to just have her appear for the live finals in LA, but negotiations broke down."

Idol producers are working overtime to get new stars to guest star on the new season hoping to get fans excited about the new changes. Will you miss Paula? Do you think Idol will still be great without her? Who do you think should guest star on the new season?