Shock: Paula Abdul “No Contact From American Idol”

how can I answer if you don't call?

Maybe we all saw it coming, Paula Abdul’s exit from American Idol.  Last season, with the addition of a new judge, it seemed apparent, AI producers were making the cross fade from Abdul to new judge Kara DioGuardi.  That seems more likely than ever now that Abdul still has been offered no new contract.

Adbul’s manager, David Sonenberg, stated to the LA Times, “Very sadly, it does not appear that she’s going to be back on ‘Idol,’” and that’s not all Sonenberg had to say, “I find it under these circumstances particularly unusual; I think unnecessarily hurtful,” he said of the contract holdup. “I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that they haven’t stepped up and said what they want to do.”

Talk about getting the cold shoulder, neither Fox nor 19 ENT. has not even bothered to contact Abdul or her people,  “I have not received any proposal whatsoever.” Said Sonenberg.

Sonenberg seems like he may be feeling the stonewall effect as strong words usually indicate the beginning of the end of negotiations, going as far as threatening that Abdul might produce her own version of American Idol if they don’t hire her back, “She’s not a happy camper as a result of what’s going on. She’s hurt. She’s angry,” Sonenberg said. “I think at this point we’re going to be considering everything, including some kind of a competition show. She has tremendous ideas for a whole variety of shows.”

I saw this coming a country mile, but who knows? With for AI’s ninth season starting Aug. 6, there’s always a chance for an eleventh hour deal.

Kara DioGuardi Leaving American Idol!!?

Kara DioGuardi recently told TV Guide the following:

“I’m only here for one season,”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That’s sucks! I bet she’ll change her mind.  (I personally think she’s going to replace Paula Abdul …Paula is about 2 pills away from knocking herself out of the show despite her claims on Nightline!! I think she brings a balance of “songwriting” and making hits)

While the pull-no-punches pundit admits that she’s enjoyed her tenure on Idol so far, she’s not sure if she’ll be back next season.

“That’s what we’ve discussed. So we’ll see what happens. Hopefully they’ll keep me on.”

“I feel grateful to America that they let me grow and they let me find my groove on the show and that they were patient,” she adds. “And hopefully I haven’t disappointed them. It’s been a scary experience at times.”

Lindsay Lohan Interview In Nylon Magazine

On Samantha Ronson:
Samanthaand I have been living together¦ and I finally found this great new house in LA so now we’re closer to each other. It’s literally around the block¦ I got my license back a week and a half ago. That was a big deal. It’s [restricted], but it just feels so good.

On Britney Spears:
She’s marketed as an entertainer, which is what she is. Not necessarily as, like, an artist. And I respect that about her, cause she doesn’t want to pretend.

On her future:
I’m talking to [lots of people]. One is Sean Penn I spoke to him again the other day. We’re trying to get Seth Rogen for this project, but Seth won’t call us back. So call us back, Seth, if you’re reading this!

Seth Rogan is the smartest son of a you know what!!!

I had something different in mind for this interview. Here are the questions I would have asked:

1. What does Samantha do that really turns you on?

2. Do you like waking up at 4pm every day and not eating?

3.  Do you call Jack Nicholson daddy?

4. If you could pinpoint one moment you truly lost your mind when was that? Parent Trap?

5.  When exactly are you going to cut those 6 feet long extensions?

6. No really…what about Samantha turns you on?