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Paula Abdul NOT Coming Back to 'American Idol'

April 17, 2010 (3:44 am) GMT
Producer of the popular TV show has denied rumor Paula Abdul will replace Simon Cowell in the next season.
Paula Abdul

"" producers have shot down reports will return to judge the U.S. TV singing competition - less than a year after she left the series. Last August, Abdul announced long-running negotiations had fallen through and she had quit the show after eight seasons.

She has since been replaced by comedienne . Recent reports suggested Abdul would rejoin the judging panel to replace , who will quit the show next month to concentrate on bringing his hit British talent show "" to the U.S.

However, "American Idol" executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz denies reports Fox network executives are wooing Abdul back. Frot-Coutaz tells the New York Daily News, "There's no truth to that rumor."

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