My headline above has no basis in reality. I mean I don't know how much money Paula Abdul wanted to guest star on Ugly Betty but apparently it was a lot because they turned her down. I really don't understand her at all. All the rumors and whispers say she will be back on American Idol. Part of me agrees with that but I think it would be at slightly over her old salary. I also don't think it is a done deal.
Why? Well this Ugly Betty fiasco for one thing. They wanted her on the show and she wanted to be on the show and then she gave them a huge number and wouldn't lower it. If you knew you were going back to American Idol and going to make some serious coin you probably wouldn't be playing hard ball for an episode or two of Ugly Betty. If, on the other hand you knew that you need to make as much money as possible then you might try and squeeze your former salary out of the few shows who want you to show up. I hope she realizes there are not an infinite number of shows out there and that eventually she will need to say yes. It is also interesting that if she is making all these plans to guest star on shows for next season that she must not have any shows of her own in development.
Meanwhile, according to the NY Post, Pimpa Joe has been offering up Jessica for Paula's old job saying she would be perfect. I think it is an interesting possibility.