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Paula Abdul Demands $3M from Simon Cowell
Showbizspy.com ^ | Wed, May 12, 2010

Posted on 05/12/2010 3:37:30 PM PDT by DBCJR

PAULA Abdul is one demanding diva!

The former American Idol judge reportedly told Simon Cowell she’ll join his new The X Factor show – if the millionaire music mogul pays her $3 million in advance.

“Paula really wants to reunite with Simon on his new show next year,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“But she thinks he needs to either put up – or shut up!”

The source adds that Abdul and Cowell — who used to come to blows as judges on Idol – “have discussed reteaming, but Paula feels Simon needs to commit financially.”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abdul; americanidol; simoncowell
American enterprise at work!
1 posted on 05/12/2010 3:37:31 PM PDT by DBCJR
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To: DBCJR

Please Simon, NO!


2 posted on 05/12/2010 3:40:39 PM PDT by Bullish (Light skinned with no negro dialect (unless I want one))
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To: DBCJR; silent_jonny

You go girl!

If you can get him to pay you what you want, that is American Capitalism at its finest!

That will be a fun show — old people can finally compete.

And AI will be in the dustbin of history (this has been the worst year ever, especially for the judges).

Ping to silent_jonny who hosts the AI thread — and I am sure will be hosting the XF threads in the future :)


3 posted on 05/12/2010 3:42:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: silent_jonny

ping to the list.


4 posted on 05/12/2010 3:42:53 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: DBCJR

Simon should just marry her. He could probably get some freaky sex for three million. /sarc


5 posted on 05/12/2010 3:44:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: DBCJR

used to come to blows?

oh please


6 posted on 05/12/2010 3:44:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: DBCJR

I fell out of the habit of regularly watching AI several seasons ago, and haven’t seen a single episode this year. Paula Abdul was becoming an incoherent babbler way back then. She had little constructive to say, just inspirational pap, and even that devolved to gibberish on occasion. Some attributed this to substance abuse of some form. I have no idea what was behind it, but she left everyone scratching their heads on numerous occasions.

I don’t see what value she’d add to any new venture as a result. Cowell should judge her as he judges AI contestants. She wouldn’t make it to the next round.


7 posted on 05/12/2010 3:46:03 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: DBCJR

What diva? This is business, she is either worth that much or she isn’t


8 posted on 05/12/2010 3:49:42 PM PDT by mainsail that
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To: DBCJR

I’m surprised she remembers anything about Idol. She seemed either drunk or on drugs most of the time, to me. Simon is crazy to hire her. Does anyone miss her on Idol? Anyone?


9 posted on 05/12/2010 3:50:27 PM PDT by fish hawk (Dreaming in my flight, I fly beyond my dreams.)
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To: DBCJR

Nice work if you can get it!!


10 posted on 05/12/2010 3:51:35 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: precisionshootist

Just think how many children $3 million could feed - or Oxycontin it could buy.


11 posted on 05/12/2010 3:54:27 PM PDT by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: DBCJR

Abdul has leverage in that she can claim AI’s ratings demise this season on her departure. Although, I doubt that has much to do with it...AI has become a train wreck. Other than Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, the show has not uncovered much real talent.


12 posted on 05/12/2010 3:58:50 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: Azzurri

you don’t think the gay guy last year didn’t add to their demise?


13 posted on 05/12/2010 3:59:52 PM PDT by tioga
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To: DBCJR
You get whatever you can sweetie... simon is a jerk... milk him for every pence baby.

LLS

14 posted on 05/12/2010 4:04:17 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: DBCJR
The source adds that Abdul and Cowell — who used to come to blows as judges on Idol –

Ummm....

Considering the fact that I have never seen a single episode of American Idol,

And I haven't watched any TV in over four years,

I'm not EVEN going to ask for some additional data on the above statement...
15 posted on 05/12/2010 4:04:43 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Azzurri

Ellen Degeneres? I think that explains it....clearly...


16 posted on 05/12/2010 4:05:17 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying for minus 24 today....at least minus 23...)
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To: DBCJR
Oxycontin it could buy.

Huh??? How does that fit into this topic?

17 posted on 05/12/2010 4:15:56 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Bullish

Aw, ease up. Paula’s a load of fun.


18 posted on 05/12/2010 4:16:43 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: tioga
you don’t think the gay guy last year didn’t add to their demise?

Yeah, you're right, I forgot about that freak show.

19 posted on 05/12/2010 4:50:39 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: Hot Tabasco

Abdul has a problem


20 posted on 05/13/2010 6:41:30 AM PDT by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: DBCJR

$3 million buys a lot of pills and young boy toys!


21 posted on 05/13/2010 7:22:20 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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