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Paula Abdul tweets her departure from American Idol

Months of speculation can now come to an end: American Idol judge Paula Abdul has announced via Twitter that she is indeed leaving the show. In her Twitter posting (or Tweet, in Twitter terminology), she says she will mostly miss 'being a part of a show that I helped from day1 become an international phenomenon.' A statement from Fox Broadcasting, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment read in part: '...we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show. While Paula will not be continuing with us, she's a tremendous talent and we wish her the best.'
August 5, 2009

Months of speculation can now come to an end: American Idol judge Paula Abdul has announced via Twitter that she is indeed leaving the show. In her Twitter posting (or Tweet, in Twitter terminology), she says she will mostly miss ‘being a part of a show that I helped from day1 become an international phenomenon.’ A statement from Fox Broadcasting, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment read in part: ‘…we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show. While Paula will not be continuing with us, she’s a tremendous talent and we wish her the best.’

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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