Late arrival Ryan Seacrest rushed down the red carpet last night at the "Funny People" premiere.

But he did stop to talk to our sister site,, about the possibility of Paula Abdul leaving "American Idol" because her contract has not been renewed.

Seacrest, it should be noted, negotiated a $45-million contract to continue hosting the show.

But he says he hopes Paula stays and added that he doesn't "want to do the show without her!"

Then how about giving her a few of your millions, Ryan? Surely you can spare the girl one of your 45?

What do you think? Should Paula go or stay? And how much is she worth?

More Paula Abdul dish:

Paula Abdul now denies drug rehab. She was only getting mani-pedis and facials.

Paula Abdul tells LHJ about a 12-year drug habit and rehab. Are we surprised?

Paula Abdul gives Shawn Johnson stalker tips.

Why did Paula Goodspeed die?

Paula Abdul criticizes "AI" for putting her stalker on the show.

Paula Abdul's stalker dies of an overdose of prescription drugs

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead