Paula Abdul indicated she will not return to "American Idol" after eight seasons with the show, she announced on her Twitter feed late tonight.
Details were still emerging on this latest impasse in talks with Abdul, who had been involved with some rather public contract negotiations with Fox. Judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson were already locked in for season nine, while Kara DioGuardi reupped for her second season on the "Idol" panel earlier this week.
Fox declined comment, referring calls to 19 and FremantleMedia, which did not immediately return calls or emails.
"With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to #IDOL," Abdul wrote on her Twitter page. "I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all ... being a part of a show that I helped from day 1become an international phenomenon."
Sources: Variety & Paula's Twitter
NOOOO!! Idol is going to suck without her.