American Idol May Still Be Considering Paula Abdul

RadarOnline reports that American Idol producers are now conducting focus groups to determine whether to bring back Paula Abdul to the show, and at what cost.

I’m beginning to believe that my original take on Paula’s twitter resignation as negotiating tactic–rather than closing the door on her Idol career–was correct. They called her bluff, but now the two sides, after a little time has passed, are re-considering their positions. Yes, Idol, those guest judges sure do suck, don’t they? And hey Paula, the big bad world outside the Idol bubble doesn’t seem so welcoming, does it…

There’s are quite a few convincing indicators out in the blogosphere that the negotiations between Paula and Idol, in some form or another, have resumed. Her talks with ABC appear to have broken down, presumably to sort out her situation with Idol. And former Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoe, in a recent interview with Access Hollywood, backpedals a little on his offer to Paula. It turns out, he never talked to her in Vegas, and says he’d like to convince her to begin renegotiating with Idol again. He claims to have no inside information. But, you know…yeah right.

Eh. In the end, Paula will come back. Drag it out for a few more weeks and there is your major story keeping Idol in the news for the summer. Now, TPTB will need to drum something up for the fall…

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