I have just come across this info. It looks like Paula is really angry and hurt and considers not returning as a judge for the next Season 9 of American Idol.
Why is she hurt?
Because apparently she makes a little bit over $ 2 million per year for her appearance on the show, while Ryan Seacrest sealed a new deal for $15 million per year.
I like Paula, although I consider her too nice and polite to be an objective judge.
Why is Seacrest paid that much? Now that’s a good question. I found him obnoxious.
My guess is that if Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are out of the AI picture, the show will lose the majority of the audience. I can’t imagine anybody tuning in to hear the stupidities that get out of Seacrest’s mouth, especially when attacking Simon with his ridiculous remarks. Other than that, what is he doing besides just sitting there?
Wait! It’s getting even worse!! I have read that Jennifer Lopez might be the next judge, replacing Kara I suppose.
What a nightmare.
Imagine the American Idol’s new format: Seacrest paid undeserved huge amount of money will become more boring and obnoxious, Randy will wait until 2011 when his contract expire and bail out, Simon and Paula replaced by Jennifer Lopez and… who knows what other boring ‘celebrity’.
Recipe for disaster. I am not going to watch if Simon is no longer with the show. He is, hands down, the most intelligent and down to Earth person the show will ever have.
I mean, if somebody is to ask for more money to stay with the show that would be Simon. Next on line I would say it’s Paula, because as loopy as she looks and talks sometimes, she is entertaining. Ryan Seacrest gets on my last nerve and Randy ‘the dawg’ it’s just Randy. His input is pretty much equal to zero.