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The Paula Abdul Negotiations

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

From what I could piece together, here's how Paula Abdul's departure from American Idol went down.

Paula Abdul: I'm Getting 'Many Wonderful' offers

AP | ERIN CARLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Since announcing her exit from "American Idol," Paula Abdul has been in high demand. "At this point, there are so many wonderful thi...

Celeb Career Thermometer: Paula Abdul vs. Victoria Beckham

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nicole Williams

Paula announces her decision to leave Idol, and Victoria joins. Sorry Posh, but there's a reason your singing career didn't pan out. No need to beat a dead horse with a ginormous platform heel.

Victoria Beckham To Guest Judge on 'American Idol'

PEOPLE TV Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As the dust settles on the shocking departure of Paula Abdul, 47, from next season's American Idol, now comes confirmation from Victoria Beckham's pub...

"Forever Your Girl": A Playlist for Paula Abdul, My American Idol

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Paula is always interesting, and her presence as a constant if wonderfully unstable element has helped make American Idol the remarkable phenomenon that it's become.

Breaking: Paula Abdul Announces Alaska Gubernatorial Run

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Morford

Abdul quickly announced she is offering a new, generous gift to all humanity: She will soon be running for governor of Alaska.

Paula Abdul: I'm Leaving Idol

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — If Paula Abdul's abrupt Twitter announcement that she's quitting "American Idol" is a contract negotiating ploy, it's a spectacula...

What The F*** Is Paula Abdul Talking About? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Because of some contract drama, Paula Abdul may not be returning to "American Idol" next season, despite being the judge we've come to rely on for som...

Simon Cowell: Paula Will Be On The Show

PEOPLE TV Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

fter Paula Abdul's manager said that it appears the American Idol judge would not return for season 8 of the FOX hit, her costars are singing a differ...

Paula Abdul 'Idol' Drama: She May Not Return

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Paula Abdul's (ab-DOOL') new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol." According to a Los Angeles Times report, Davi...

Paula Abdul Appointed to Death Panel

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Just days after leaving her judge's post at "American Idol," singer Paula Abdul announced that her next gig will be serving on the nation's very first death panel.

Abdul Says Reality Not in Her Future

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

As speculation swirls about the future plans of ex-American Idol judge Paula Abdul, the former pop singer made it clear today that her plans do not include reality.

Paula Abdul Optimistic About Returning To 'Idol'

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

ATLANTA — Paula Abdul says she has been invited to remain as an "American Idol" judge and that she's optimistic that she'll be able to negotiate...

Paula 'Not Sure' She Will Return To 'Idol'

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paula Abdul told David Letterman Thursday night that her future on 'American Idol' is up in the air. "I just said that I'm not sure," Abdul said. "I ...

American Idol May Need an Adam Lambert Win More than Lambert Does

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Deggans

Idol needs to look relevant: the problem with being the most-watched, biggest moneymaker on network TV? There's nowhere to go but down.

Elliott Yamin Fights For Love; Parties in the Back

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There are times when you sort of need to fight for your artistry, but there's no better gig in the world.

American Idol -- Top 3 Showdown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So is this the finale? Is Simon right when he says Adam Lambert is fated to win? Or could Kris Allen or Danny Gokey surprise everyone the way David Cook did last year?

Adam Lambert for the Win

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The bottom line is this -- Lambert has shocked judges each week with his strong rearrangements of songs, wailing vocals and fashion sense. A mustache seems the next logical step for Lambert.

Entertainment Weekly's Gay Idol Cover: Where's the Controversy?

Mark Pasetsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Pasetsky

EW took an inventive step in noting Adam's sexuality by making it a "footnote." This move is quite symbolic.

Paula Abdul Reveals 12-Year Pill Addiction | Brian Orloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Dealing with Simon Cowell on live TV may be a challenge -- but Paula Abdul says it's nothing compared her struggle to kick her dependence on painkille...

American Idol -- Top 4 Slashed By Rock; Only Adam Escapes Unscathed

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After everyone delivered a solid performance on Big Band Night last week, the Top 4 tackled rock 'n roll Tuesday...and came up short.

'Idol' Fan Anderson Cooper Likes Simon, Mocks Paula, Thinks Adam Lambert Will Win (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Anderson Cooper talked about "American Idol" on "The Tonight Show" Monday night. The CNN anchorman is betting Adam Lambert will win, "He's the better ...

Paula Abdul Fooled By Bruno Interview

New York Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paula Abdul called in to a radio show this morning to explain her embarrassing appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno, which her blundering publicis...

Paula: Adam Lambert Is Like Michael Phelps

AP | ERIN CARLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Paula Abdul stopped just short of declaring Adam Lambert the future winner of "American Idol." Instead, she compared him to a certai...

Real Good Pop Singing, American Idol-Style

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Something to remember about this year's singing is that it's only part of an evolving notion of what popular singing is.