Will Abdul Kiss Idol Good-bye?

Singer may leave show before new season starts, sources say
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Dec 12, 2008 2:40 PM CST
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul arrives at the 2008 CMT Awards, in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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(Newser) American Idol may not have Paula Abdul to kick around anymore, reports MSNBC's Scoop blog. Abdul, who seems perpetually ticked off at Simon Cowell and the show’s producers, doesn’t need them, anyway, says a friend: “Paula has a reality show on MTV and her jewelry line.” An Idol source says the show is preparing for her imminent departure: “Obviously we have three other judges who can carry the show."