Paula Abdul NOT Coming Back to 'American Idol'

Paula Abdul

Producer of the popular TV show has denied rumor Paula Abdul will replace Simon Cowell in the next season.

"American Idol" producers have shot down reports Paula Abdul will return to judge the U.S. TV singing competition - less than a year after she left the series. Last August, Abdul announced long-running negotiations had fallen through and she had quit the show after eight seasons.

She has since been replaced by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. Recent reports suggested Abdul would rejoin the judging panel to replace Simon Cowell, who will quit the show next month to concentrate on bringing his hit British talent show "The X Factor" to the U.S.

However, "American Idol" executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz denies reports Fox network executives are wooing Abdul back. Frot-Coutaz tells the New York Daily News, "There's no truth to that rumor."


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    Jun 19, 2010

    happy birthday paula abdul! wishing u the best b-day ever. i really miss u o a.i. please coe back. ur were the only reason i watched.

    Apr 20, 2010

    ellen is great but paula that's paula's field

    Apr 18, 2010

    Anyone would be better than Ellen !!She is not funny and knows zero about Music!

    Apr 18, 2010

    would love to have Paula abdul back! Ellen D is boring and knows NOTHING about music!!!

    Forever my girl
    Apr 18, 2010

    I hope she returns and choreograph more numbers. She fun to watch.

    Apr 16, 2010

    i think gene smmons would be a great judge for american idol.

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