Diva, Paula Abdul is no stranger to the spotlight, whether it is good or bad attention, she seems to thrive off the drama. Now that she is “leaving” the world famous television show, American Idol, the gambling world has picked up on it and is making every penny possible off of her. Since nothing is official yet, betting sights are taking wagers from bettors that say she will come back to the show, as well as those who believe she will not return, apparently so strongly that they are willing to put money on it.
Idol producers are just about fed up with crazy antics. They have negotiated an abundance of contracts with different offers and nothing seems to make Paula happy. Why should she receive a raise when she allegedly shows up to recordings under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs? She is apparently happy being the center of attention, at any rate, even when it’s negative attention; she’ll take whatever she can get. Abdul has been accused of showing up for interviews intoxicated as well, so maybe they should take bets on whether she’ll be sober at her next appearance to the public.
While Abdul publicly announced that she will not return to the show after co-star Simon Cowell was offered a sizeable raise and she wasn’t, American Idol producers are still trying to entice her back because they know how much the public loves her. Furthermore, it is likely that the show’s producers are fearful that the iconic program won’t be the phenomenon that is previously was without Abdul on the panel, especially considering how ill-received Kara DioGuardi was when she joined the show in the 8th season last year.
Rumors are that there is one final offer on the table for Abdul, for now anyway. Whether or not Abdul is bating producers or is really just over the experience all together is unknown. If you have a hunch, then perhaps you should put your money where your mouth is!