Boo! Hiss! Boo!
We're NOT going to have a party this Friday night, because there really is no reason to celebrate now that we know Paula Abdul isn't going to host the Star Search reboot. Ed McMahon can cancel those coffin rolling lessons, because his legacy is preserved...for now.
A source tells E! News that Paula and ABC were thisclose to closing the Star Search deal. Apparently, Paula and ABC just couldn't agree to the terms of her contract and so they both stepped away from the table. Actually, ABC was waiting for her to sign the contract, but Paula got distracted by something shiny in the corner so she dropped her pen and went to play that. By the way, the shiny thing in the corner was Simon Cowell's nipple. Speaking of...
Paula is still talking to Simon about possibly being a judge on The X-Factor.