Ryan Seacrest just got a big raise last week. Is Paula Abdul’s agent playing hardball by going public saying she might not come back?
David Sonenberg told the L.A. Times last week that she has yet to receive a proposal from the bosses at “Idol.”
“She’s not a happy camper as a result of what’s going on. She’s hurt. She’s angry,” said Sonenberg, who began working with Abdul at the end of June.
“I find it under these circumstances particularly unusual; I think unnecessarily hurtful,” he said. “I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that they haven’t stepped up and said what they want to do.”
I suspect she is posturing in public to pressure the “Idol” producers to give her a comparable raise. Two weeks ago, on the set of the “Drop Dead Diva” set, she was far more optimistic about returning to the show, saying she “probably” was going to do so to me and even more positive about it with an AP reporter.
She even tweeted about it:
“I’m actually moved 2 tears upon reading the enormous amount of tweets showing me your kindness, love, & undying support. God bless all of you!” Abdul tweeted. “If it weren’t for you, this specific time and situation would feel a whole lot worse!”
A decision better come soon because the “Idol” judges are due to hit the road soon do auditions, including the one in Atlanta.