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.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.