paulaabdul foxtca2009 290 Paula Abdul says leaving 'American Idol' wasn't about the moneyPaula Abdul finally gave an interview since she left “American Idol.” She says it wasn’t about the money, it was about the principle.

Paula tells TV Guide, “I had to stand on my principle. I’m going to miss the experience of watching young talent evolve into a place where they get to take off and soar … I stand on principle where many people stand on money. I’m
a hard-working artist. I’ve lasted in this business for 23 years. And
you can’t do that unless you are good at what you do.”

That’s our Paula. Lots of words, very little substance. What exactly is her “principle?” She doesn’t really say. Is it that other people were offered deals before her and she felt disrespected? If it’s not about the money, then what is it about?

She goes on to say that she loves her fans and all the support they’ve given her through this whole saga.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."