Paula Abdul has no deal, “still [hasn't] heard from the producers”

Paula Abdul’s return to American Idol 9 is still not happening, as she just wrote on Twitter, “I have not made a deal w/ #IDOL.Don’t know how that rumor got started but it’s not true as I still haven’t heard from the producers.”

Two anonymously sourced reports claim she’s just holding out for more money: Radar claims Paula wants $20 million but the producers are offering $10 million, while TMZ claims “somewhere between 2 and 3 times what she’s making now,” which they say is “between $2 and $3 mil a year.” That’s quite the difference, but what else can you expect from gossip magazines that use anonymous sources?

EXCLUSIVE: Paula Abdul Demands $20 Million From American Idol [Radar]
Paula Abdul — One Pissed Off Judge! [TMZ]

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.