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Paula Too Expensive for Star Search

Talks between ABC and Paula Abdul to have her judge on a new version of Star Search have collapsed over Abdul's insistence on a $5 million yearly salary, which is what she'd have been paid for another season of American Idol. Plans for the Search reboot are in doubt, as Abdul was apparently the only living person both qualified to appraise the talent of singing amateurs and not already employed at a competing show. [Live Feed/HR]

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