Paula Abdul: “I can only return to Idol if the deal is fair”

Paula Abdul is back on Twitter talking about her American Idol 9 contract negotiations, and she basically confirmed that she’s holding out for more money.

“Your support & encouragement means so much to me. I hope you understand I can only return to #Idol if the deal is fair,” she wrote. Earlier, she posted that “I’ve been quiet as we are trying to work out details of how I can return to #Idol.”

Last week, she said producers were ignoring her, and today said, “I will give you updates on how things are going, to the extent I can. I know your attention is very powerful & can help a lot.”

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.


More Married at First Sight

Married at First Sight couples

The couples who stayed together after being Married at First Sight--Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix, and Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis--are now being followed by cameras for a brand-new reality series.

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