Paula Abdul won’t do Star Search after ABC offers less than Idol’s $5 million a year offer

Paula Abdul won’t host or judge ABC’s new Star Search after all, so she’s still free to judge The X Factor.

Paula and ABC couldn’t come to terms because “Abdul was reluctant to take a lower salary” than what Fox offered and she rejected for American Idol ($5 million a year), “[a]nd ABC was, naturally, very reluctant to indulge in such high figures for launching a new, untested reality show into a marketplace crowded with successful talent competitions,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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