Paula Abdul to Leave American Idol

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 5, 2009 10:05 am

We’re sad to report that American Idol just won’t be the same. Paula Abdul, the subject of much controversy, was reportedly seeking a raise that would amount to $12 million a year, which is triple her current salary. Unfortunately, show exec’s didn’t buy it and the loopy star is on her way.

Abdul addressed her exit on Twitter:  “With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to Idol,” Abdul said. “I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day one become an international phenomenon.”