Paula Abdul: I'm Receiving "Many Wonderful" Offers

Entertainment Aug. 7, 2009 AT 9:52AM
Paula Abdul Paula Abdul arrives at Nickelodeon's 2009 Kids' Choice Awards at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 28, 2009 in Westwood, CA. Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Paula Abdul, who announced Tuesday that she is leaving American Idol after eight seasons, isn't sweating the fact that she is out of a job.

"At this point, there are so many wonderful things that are being offered to me," she told the Associated Press Thursday while taping a cameo on Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. "And I got to take a deep breath, sleep a little ... and go through everything."

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Asked if she would ever consider joining So You Think You Can Dance, she said, "I am not going to rule that out. I'm a dancer, a choreographer. Dance is a love of mine. But I have yet to sit down and discuss anything with anyone. It's all happening within the next couple of weeks."

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She said she also would like to do more episodes of Diva, in which she guest stars as a "real judge." (Her episodes air Sept. 13 and Oct. 11.)

"I hope! You know, this is exactly what life's about - working with people you absolutely love working with," she said.

In light of her Idol departure, she said her life is "insane right now. ... It's been a lovely experience and the thing that is the most charming and the most heartfelt that makes my heart swell is the outpouring of love that people showed towards me. And it's overwhelming and it's beautiful."

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Added Abdul, "And I got to tell you, I'm never going to change who I am at the core. I'm a hard worker, I love working hard and nothing gives me more joy than to be on a project and working with people who are trying to achieve the same goal. And that's where I'm at right now."

On Thursday, Fox Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice said producers are currently looking for a fourth judge to replace Abdul.

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