I never said (I wasn't returning). I just said that I'm not sureAbdul 'not sure' about staying with 'Idol' Jun 06, 2009
I've been staying in different homes and hotels, and I have security with me. ... I have my family, and I have my good friends who've completely opened their hearts and their doors to me, which is greatFan death keeping Abdul away from home Dec 08, 2008
I've spent the better part of my life teaching, mentoring, nurturing -- working with so many talented people -- and I consider myself truly blessed to be able to continue to do something that I hold so dear to my heartAbdul to judge new CBS dance series May 24, 2010
I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day1 become an international phenomenonAbdul says she's leaving 'Idol' Aug 05, 2009
With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to returAug. 5, 2009 Aug 05, 2009
Paula Julie Abdul ( /ˈæbduːl/; born June 19, 1962) is an American recording artist, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.
In the 1980s, Abdul rose from cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers to highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era before scoring a string of pop music-R&B hits in the late-1980s and early-1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1 there. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video - Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".
After her initial period of success, she suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life, until she found renewed fame and success in the 2000s as a judge on the television series, American Idol, for eight years, before departing from the show. Abdul had moved on to another television series, CBS's Live to Dance, which debuted in January 2011. The series has since been canceled. Following her judging role in Live to Dance, Abdul moved to the American version of The X Factor with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell which will premiere in September 2011. She is said to be working on a new album.