Right after Paula Abdul sent out the tweet announcing that she won’t be back on American Idol next season the whole world was in an uproar. So much so that according to Kevin Reilly, Fox Entertainment’s President, Lance Armstrong was tweeting about the whole thing during the Tour de France. Apparently though while the whole world was stunned as they contemplated Idol without Paula, Reilly and the rest of Fox was not that rattled even coming out just 36 hours after with a guest judge (Victoria Beckham…so cool!) for the upcoming Idol auditions making Paula look like she’s really getting the short end of the stick in the deal (or no deal).
Anyway Paula is back with a vengeance (or might be back with a vengeance) with TV execs, the most prominent of which is ABC Entertainment’s President Stephen McPherson, courting her. According to McPherson, “We’d love to have her on ‘Dancing,’ whether as a contestant or participant of some sort, judge. I think she’s a huge talent. There’s a lot made about who she is. I think there is a sensitivity and emotion there that balances out ‘Idol.’ We’d love to get a piece of that.” With their romantic history it isn’t surprising that McPherson knows just how huge a talent Paula really has. But history notwithstanding the point is that Paula is surely going to be worth a lot now that she’s in the market and the demand is much more than the supply.
As for her future endeavors since we found out the Idol news through the the tweet that sealed the deal (quoted at the end of this post) I’m sure we’ll just have to keep on following Paula on Twitter to see what other announcements she might make.
“With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to #IDOL. I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent,but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day1become an international phenomenon.”