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.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.