After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Paula Abdul is not joining Dancing With The Stars. Find out why and what Paula intends to do next below, there are also some fantastic pictures and a classic video.
TMZ is reporting that Paula Abdul is officially not headed to DWTS, despite the ridiculous amount of money that ABC was throwing her way. I guess since she isn’t going to be on the show that means no development deal for Abdul. ABC immediately began trying to get Paula to be a contestant on the show after she announced she would not return to American Idol. Looks like whatever they offered wasn’t enough, or she has a better offer, more on that later.
The reality that Abbul won’t be entering the famed ballroom isn’t really a big shock. I mean why would she want to be a contestant on a reality TV show when she was a already a judge on a hit reality show? Kind of a downgrade for her don’t you think?
Now the question is what the heck is next for Paula? Well she is reportedly in talks with her former Idol co-judge Simon Cowell to be a judge on his show The X Factor when he brings it to America next year. I would bet money that Abdul is putting her eggs all in one basket so to speak and is waiting for an official offer or non offer from Cowell before she commits to another show or network.
So Paula Abdul is not Dancing With The Stars bound and I for one am okay with that. I think Paula is a great judge and I don’t want to see her on a dancing show, I know she can dance. If I am going to watch DWTS I prefer to watch people who don’t have as much dancing skills like say Ian Ziering or Shawn Johnson, but that is just my opinion.
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