“Very sadly, it does not appear that she’s going to be back.” Said her manager. “She’s not a happy camper as a result of what’s going on. She’s hurt. She’s angry,” David Sonenberg, told the LA Times.
Negotiations have been under way since last season to re-sign Abdul, whose $5-million-a-year deal ends next month. But speculation is high that the shocking statement is the latest negotiating ploy in the protracted talks. Sonenberg has been representing Abdul only since last month and may have wanted merely to stir up public sympathy for her. It seems to have worked too. “KeepPaula” was the No. 1 topic on Twitter this weekend, according to trend reports. So far, American Idol producers declined to respond.
I can’t say that I wont miss Paula. I mean, sure she is a train-wreck and all, but she sure does provide a lot of entertainment. I am curious to see how all of this will pan out in the end.
What do you think?
Do you want Paula On or Off American Idol?