Arts & Entertainment

Paula Abdul decides to leave "American Idol"

TelevisionEntertainmentPaula AbdulRyan SeacrestVictoria BeckhamSimon Cowell
After weeks of negotiation, Abdul announced she was leaving her TV home of the last eight years. Abdul reportedly wanted a significant salary bump, to make money similar to that of her fellow judge Simon Cowell and host Ryan Seacrest, who both just negotiated huge new contracts. Abdul... Chris Pizzello / Associated Press