Paula Abdul Demands $5 Million “American Idol” Pay Raise


Paula wants a raise!

Paula Abdul has been very vocal in recent weeks about her belief that American Idol producers made a tragic mistake by allowing crazed fan Paula Goodspeed-the stalker who committed suicide in front of P.A.’s home last month-to audition for the top-rated singing competition when they knew about the woman’s history of questionable behavior where Abdul is concerned.

Abdul claims Goodspeed stalked her for more than a decade for last month’s suicide and she begged producers not to let the unstable woman near her.

Bruised but not broken, the “Forever Your Girl” star is willing to let bygones be bygones and continue her role as an Idol judge….as long as the show compensates her handsomely for her trauma.

They can start with a 100% pay raise.

Paula will earn $5 million-$7 million to appear on the upcoming eighth season of Idol, premiering next month. But Paula believes she’s worth $10 million; and that’s exactly what producers will pony over if they want P.A. and her cup of Jesus Juice to keep the drunken antics around for a ninth season.

“Paula feels that she’s put up with a lot on Idol, and now it’s time for producers to show her the money,” sources tell The National Enquirer.

“Considering Simon Cowell makes more than three times that, she doesn’t think it’s a lot to ask.”

Suprisingly, things appear to be going her way.

“Idol honchos are doing everything they can to keep her-even if it means doubling her pay.”

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