September 1, 2009 2:55:43 pm
Paula Abdul insists her exit from American Idol judges panel was not about money.
In a recent interview,Abdul revealed the reason for leaving the popular talent hunt show.
People magazine quoted Abdul as telling TV Guide: I had to stand on my principle . Im going to miss the experience of watching young talent evolve into a place where they get to take off and soar.
The 47-year-old star said her paycheck was not the sole reason for her exodus.
She said: I stand on principle where many people stand on money Im a hard-working artist. Ive lasted in this business for 23 years. And you cant do that unless you are good at what you do.
Abdul is confident about her future and wants to do a talk show.
Brimming with confidence Abdul said: I believe in myself and you have to have your own self respect.
And sometimes decisions are very difficult to make,but Ive always believed that at the core Im a survivor. Theres not one thing Ive done that Ive really set my mind to that Ive failed at.
I definitely want to do a talk show because it would be different, she says. It would be a lot of fun variety with a ton of unexpected stuff and tributes to everyday people getting their big chance, she added.
The star says she had an amazing experience on the show and shes still fond of it.
She said: I had some really unforgettable moments that hit plateaus for me and Im very blessed to have been a part of what made television history.
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