Paula Abdul will not be returning to American Idol next season. Abdul broke the news to her fans via her Twitter.
"With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to #IDOL. I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all ...being a part of a show that I helped from day1become an international phenomenon ... What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me ... It truly has been breathtaking, especially over the past month ... I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all."
Fellow judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson already are under contract for the upcoming season and the host Ryan Seacrest signed a three-year deal for a reported $45 million.