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Paula Abdul, American Idol

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Now that the reality is sinking in that Paula Abdul might really, really not be sitting pretty at the American Idol judges table next season, we're starting to mourn her loss a bit.

Of course, there are still those who think this is all just a bargaining strategy and that the "nice judge" and the powers that be behind America's biggest competition show will eventually come to an agreement, but for now, it's looking like Idol will be Paula-less.

And that got us thinking: What will we really miss about Paula Abdul? Take our poll below and then hit the comments with your thoughts.


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