People bemoaned Paula Abdul and her drunk-like comments on American Idol. No one really understood what she was saying. But people tuned in to see her antic and her interactions with acerbic judge Simon Cowell.
This year, ratings are down. And producers are speculating it's the lack of Paula.
Randy Jackson is a sorta-nobody who got lucky by landing that judge's spot; Ellen just isn't funny enough to command the panel; Kara is terrible; Simon is leaving; and Ryan Seacrest is loopy.
Did the producers make a mistake by not paying Paula the ridiculous amount she was demanding? Maybe.
What do you think?