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Paula no longer on Idol


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#51 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:29 AM

Washington Post:I think her decision directly reflects her unstable mental state. What rational person turns down a 30% increase?

Someone who works directly with others that got an exponentially larger increase? :lol:
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:09 AM

So, instead of a 30% hike, she opts for zero, zip, nada?

That makes sense. :nono2:

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:24 AM

So, instead of an exponentially larger increase, instead of a 30% hike, she opts for zero, zip, nada?

That makes sense. :nono:

It sure would to most people....:rolleyes:

Try wearing these shoes...

If you worked in a department of say....5 people...and only 1 of them is new to the company. They all pretty much do the same thing, but the remaining 4 have all been there for several years, starting when the company was still trying to get established....

Suddenly after a number of prosperous years, 3 of the 4 established employees get a 200% raise because the company is now very successful and making money in leaps and bounds. Even the newbie gets a (smaller) raise. Those raises are then made public.

As the remaining "long time" person, you are offered a 30% raise.

My guess is that the 30% raise, while nice, is perhaps not well received by most people in that situation. It sends a clear message of "low comparison value" by the employer, and some would make the case its even insulting from a comparison standpoint. Maybe that was intended.

I'm surprised Paula simply didn't just tell them all to take a hike.

Honestly...I'm not at all a Paula fan in the first place, and never really have been, but was trying to look at this objectively in the example above....

By the way....the 3 who got the big raises are all men...did I mention that?

(Don't think the lawyers haven't already though about that bit of data...)
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:46 AM

Paula does have her own projects going on .. She won't be hurting, so the 30% is much less relevant to her than it might be to you or I.

I'm looking forward to a 3-Judge panel again. 4 is too much, IMHO and Kara > Paula regardless of any other decision.
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:48 AM

Paula does have her own projects going on .. She won't be hurting, so the 30% is much less relevant to her than it might be to you or I.

You are right on....that's why she can afford to take the position she has.

I'm looking forward to a 3-Judge panel again. 4 is too much, IMHO and Kara > Paula regardless of any other decision.

True...the 3 judge formula seemed to work out best for some time.
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:52 AM

You know what would be even better than Paula not comming back?

None of them comming back. :)

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:55 AM

You know what would be even better than Paula not comming back?

None of them comming back. :)

Down with "reality" tv.

You mean "Lack of Reality TV", don't you....:lol:
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:03 PM

Now if only they would get rid of Simon there would really be a fresh start! :)

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:21 PM

Just think how cheap it would have been if the producers ran and judged a contest for judges and host during the summer and paid the winners scale for the new season.:sure:

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:23 PM

MODS - the heading needs to be updated - she's not coming back...

Film at 11....
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:35 PM

I am not surprised and I hope it is true. 8 months ago I said it on more than one occasion that I did not expect her to be back. I personally think Kara was added for the sole purpose of replacing her. The show does not have to pay big money for her given they have Kara and Paula is not a major piece of the show. The show in my opinion is the contestents and comments from Simon. The comments from the other judges could stay or go.. The show would not take a hit.

The show has gotten to far away from its original purpose. To much jabbing between Simon and Ryan. Also too much interaction between Paula and Simon. If this change sticks, one of those annoyance will be removed.
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:58 PM

I basically stopped watching this rubbish over three years ago.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:59 PM

MODS - the heading needs to be updated - she's not coming back...

Film at 11....

The heading could get long and confusing. According to this L.A. Times article:

Hours after she tweeted to the world that she was leaving "American Idol," Paula Abdul was in discussions this morning for her possible new gig: as a judge and choreographer on "So You Think You Can Dance," which is produced by Nigel Lythgoe, her former boss on "Idol."

:rolleyes:

EDIT: And TVWeek is aggregating the tweets and news on Abdul here. Good lord, you'd think the North Korean's jailed Bill Clinton or something.

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