Paula Abdul to Leave American Idol?

August 30, 2008 02:34:07 GMT

Paula Abdul has reportedly told a friend that she is threatened with the addition of Kara DioGuardi as an 'American Idol' fourth judge.

Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi
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This week's addition of Kara DioGuardi in the judging panel of talent TV show "American Idol" have left some speculations, one of which says that the show will change their judge line-up. A source even claims that the show's producer is hiring a new younger female judge to ditch Paula Abdul.

Paula has recently showed her concern over the new judge and says that she is worried about the audience's acceptance. According to Us Magazine, Abdul has told Phoenix's KISS-FM, "I am concerned about the audience and acceptance. Time will tell. We'll see."

Speaking of Kara, Paula continues saying that they are old friends who used to work together and after a long time separation, Paula welcomes her and considers it as a reunion. "[Kara] was my roommate! And I took her all around the world with me and introduced her to wonderful people...She stayed in Sweden and wrote with these people and got started living her dream," Paula explains in the interview.

However, Paula's statement has apparently failed to wash away the cornering gossip. An insider from the Idol show states in this week's edition of the National Enquirer that Paula is actually feeling a bit threatened by Kara. "Paula is trying to put a happy face on this situation, but she feels very threatened that a younger, internationally successful female is joining the cast of judges," the insider says.

Furthermore, Paula has reportedly told a friend that she is going to be booted off the show. "Paula sees Kara's introduction onto the show as the beginning of the end of her 'Idol' career," the insider states. Unfortunately, Paula as well as the Idol's producer and representative haven't given any confirmation yet.


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posted by vitrelle on Jan 06, 2010
Paula quited because she felt that in the last season, the judges's opinion on Lambert turned out to be completely and utterly different from America's votes. America "faith"-fully voted for Kris rather than the luscious Lambert. What a shame...
posted by awesome a on Apr 15, 2009
i hate kara i love paula go paula
posted by sexyback731 on Jan 19, 2009
i think the old show plus a new judge is great...and knowing her background, kara is so qualified...she's so different with paula and i like them both. hope nobody leaves the show.
posted by Sunshine on Jan 13, 2009
Paul don't leave. Kara could never outshine you. You make the show fun and interesting. I almost don't want to watch the show without you being there on the panel.
posted by GSP on Sep 11, 2008
I've waited years for Abdul to be replaced. This is tremendous news. She is being phased out. This is the best news in a long time for Idol. Most of her comments she stole from Randy or Simon. Artists are supposed to be original but she sets a bad example. Wasted space. Free ride is almost over. She may be a decent artist but she's a very weak judge.
posted by GerJ on Aug 31, 2008
"nobody knows this new chick" Google a little bit about Kara DioGuardi and you will see her successful career as a producer and songwriter. She's written many pop songs for famous artists, and they've charted on the billboard. Paula is OK, she shouldn't leave the show. But it's not like she's a real critical judge. AI needed a twist like the introduction of THAT fourth judge.
posted by blah on Aug 31, 2008
If Paula leaves maybe she'll put more focus on her music career and be even in better shape than American Idol. I HOPE SO!! CAN'T WAIT UNTIL NEW ALBUM!
posted by mr on Aug 30, 2008
Paula shouldn't worry about this, nobody knows this new chick, and Paula is the International star of that show.
posted by Eona on Aug 30, 2008
Paula SHOULD stay. Kara is just a good addition.We love YOU Paula.

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