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If the reports are true that she was offered a $2 million salary plus $1.5 million for expenses while Simon Cowell is pulling in $30 million a year and Ryan Seacrest will get $10 million a year, she did the right thing for herself and her gender by walking away.

Goofy Paula was as much a part of Idol as the other two. The only explanation I can think of for such a pay disparity is sexism. Idol producers have proven very canny in preserving their franchise for this long. But they just blew it.

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