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Paula no longer on Idol


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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:15 PM

According to this LA Times article, Paula Abdul may not be back on 'American Idol" which is, I guess, a threat to the show's well being?

"Very sadly, it does not appear that she's going to be back on 'Idol,' " David Sonenberg, Abdul's manager, told The Times when contacted about the judge's contract negotiations.

With auditions for the ninth season due to start Aug. 6, Sonenberg says he doesn't even have a proposal for a new contract from FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, the production companies behind the show. The new season is scheduled to premiere in January.

Or are Simon's and Ryan's contracts so high they can't afford her?:sure:

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:28 PM

Her not being involved won't hurt the show in the least. You could replace her or Randy or Kara and it would have no effect, IMO.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 08:50 PM

Wonderful news. Now maybe I can get through a minute of that show :lol:
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:01 PM

I'll still watch :) Besides, it usually works out perfectly that the 30 second slip button skips her rambling anyway since I never watch the show live :lol:

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 11:33 PM

Maybe that will kill the ratings and they'll finally cancel it....

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 11:57 PM

Maybe that will kill the ratings and they'll finally cancel it....


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:35 AM

Shock! Horror! How ever will they replace her?
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:51 AM

Sounds like a good spot for some "Hogan's Heros" episodes.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:05 AM

I'll still watch :) Besides, it usually works out perfectly that the 30 second slip button skips her rambling anyway since I never watch the show live :lol:


And to think that people think she has sobriety issues when she rambles on and on and on about nothing. Also, seems when I have seen her, which I avoid at all costs, she is acting like she wants to get laid by any and all of the male tryouts on the show. Is she THAT hard up? :D

If Paula departs, people I know would miss her almost as much as they would a toothache, a 'roid, etc. , yep, that much. Randy and Ryan are in the same boat, they are pretty worthless, IMO, as well. The brit guy is the only one who is not tone-deaf, as far as I can tell.

My wife has me record this show for her, but it has the absolute lowest rank on the DVR it records on...... anything and everything takes precedence over it, so its seldomly heard in this house anyway.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:08 AM

Both females need to go. I won't miss Paula. I would like to see Joan River as a judge, that would be a hoot. Well, I would prefer just to hear her, not "see" her.:lol:
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 07:36 AM

According to this......Paula Abdul may not be back on 'American Idol" which is, I guess, a threat to the show's well being? Or are Simon's and Ryan's contracts so high they can't afford her?:sure:

The fact that they have renewed and extended SImon's contract, as well as Ryan's, but not Paula's should be pretty obvious.

They are likely going in another direction.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:37 AM

Personally, I would like to see the show replace everyone (including Ryan) except Simon.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:50 AM

Never watched it, never will, can't stand the hype around it, but I'll say this. On shows like this it would probably be better to change the entire panel every season. Then the focus would be on the competitors and not on making celebrities out of the panel members.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:59 AM

Never watched it, never will, can't stand the hype around it, but I'll say this. On shows like this it would probably be better to change the entire panel every season. Then the focus would be on the competitors and not on making celebrities out of the panel members.


Except the show wouldn't be the same each year. We may like to think the show is about the contestants, but Simon's kinda right .. The show is all about him. Everyone else is just there to suit his fancy (or not).

Interesting that Paula may be out .. Not entirely unpredicted, though. I liked Kara in her rookie year. Kick Paula, keep Kara and just go from there.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:02 AM

And to think that people think she has sobriety issues when she rambles on and on and on about nothing. Also, seems when I have seen her, which I avoid at all costs, she is acting like she wants to get laid by any and all of the male tryouts on the show. Is she THAT hard up? :D


If you consider addiction to pain killers a "sobriety issue." Paula looked significantly better this past year, so from a layman's perspective, I think she may have kicked the habit. I say good for her and I wish her well in her future projects.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

I've liked Paula's "kookiness" over the years, so I'll miss that if she's not back next season. I'm not sure I like Kara, but as I've said in other threads on AI, I watch for the singers, not for the judges.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:26 PM

Well, this shouldn't be a shock as the rumors began the second that Kara was hired. The panel will have a different energy w/o her, for better or worse. And for those that want the show gone...it's going nowhere for at least the next three years as its a cash cow and the main players all have contracts.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:33 PM

Joan River?
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:11 PM

I think Kara is capable of filling any minuscule gap Paula's departure would represent.

No big loss, if it turns out to be the case.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:20 PM

Joan River?


She is a comedian, with very bad plastic surgery. But she is hilarious and might give Simon a run for the money. Actually, I was just kidding.:rolleyes:
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