Paula Abdul NOT Coming Back to 'American Idol'

April 17, 2010 03:44:13 GMT

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

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"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She has since been replaced by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.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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posted by delredd on 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.
posted by palaking on Apr 20, 2010
ellen is great but paula that's paula's field
posted by Melon on Apr 18, 2010
Anyone would be better than Ellen !!She is not funny and knows zero about Music!
posted by ME on Apr 18, 2010
would love to have Paula abdul back! Ellen D is boring and knows NOTHING about music!!!
posted by Forever my girl on Apr 18, 2010
I hope she returns and choreograph more numbers. She fun to watch.
posted by spiffj2004 on Apr 16, 2010
i think gene smmons would be a great judge for american idol.

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