Earlier in the week, we excitedly told you that Paula Abdul was gearing up to host yet another talent competition, this time a revamp of our old fave, Star Search. Once again though, Paula’s contract disputes and a push for a huge payout have put that rumor to bed.
Abdul was reportedly offered $5 million to remain at American Idol this season, a figure that she rejected since, after all, Simon Cowell‘s judging expertise was going to net him eight bajillion dollars*. (*Approximate figure.)
Star Search and the ABC network were willing to offer her even less, at which point Paula decided enough was enough with the lowballing**, and she took herself out of the running. (**Sarcasm.)
At this point, we’re not sure what amount of money will appease Paula, she does realize we’re in a recession, right? [Photo: Getty Images]