EXCLUSIVE: Paula Abdul Vacations Out Of Country While Contract Talks Continue

Jul. 21 2009, Published 5:58 a.m. ET

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Paula Abdul is vacationing out of the country while her contract talks with American Idol continue, has learned exclusively.

A source close to Abdul told that Paula was “overwhelmed” by the support she received from Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest and Idol fans.

Abdul has received an avalanche of support on Twitter, where she has nearly 725,000 followers. “She was truly touched anad cried when she read the postings,” the source told

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Both Cowell and Seacrest also supported her return publicly and the source said she was truly grateful. Idol auditions start next month and Abdul hopes to continue her overseas vacation for a few more weeks. As previously reported, she is asking for a $20 million deal.

Click here to read details of Paula’s demands.



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