Paula Abdul returning to 'American Idol'?
According to E!, the singer-dancer-Idol judge signed a 7-figure contract with CBS that prohibits her from appearing on anything but CBS' version of 'Got to Dance,' including any competition shows on any other network, both broadcast and cable.
The CBS contract is said to be for about five years, and the only way to get around it is for CBS to allow a contract amendment.
Abdul and fellow judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson presided over Idol's most successful years. It's still unclear who'll be behind the judges table this season, after Cowell bowed out, Kara DioGuardi got fired, and Ellen DeGeneres left. Rumored new judges include Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.
'Got to Dance,' currently named "Paul Abdul Dance Show," is a new, all-ages, all-genres dance competition fashioned after the hit U.K. show.