‘American Idol’ judge Randy Jackson, upon hearing that co-judge Paula Abdul is exiting the show said, “I am shocked. Paula is a dear friend and will be missed,” according to Us Weekly.
"I was shocked," said Ryan Seacrest this morning on his radio show regarding Paula Abdul’s departure from ‘American Idol."
"I’m just bummed because we’ve worked together for so many years," Seacrest said, according to E! Online.
After Seacrest heard the news last night, "I got on the phone to track down whoever I could before I went to sleep and I was told, ‘Yeah, it’s sad but true. She’s leaving.’ This week, Randy, Simon, Kara and I are in Denver at the end of the week so I’m sure I’ll have more to tell you."
"We love you," said this year’s ‘Idol’ winner about Abdul. "Glad I was able to be a part of your last season on the show. You showed us so much love."
"I’m really sad 2 see Paula Abdul not coming back 2 Idol," popular contestant Danny Gokey Twittered . "She was the judge with the biggest heart! She really will be missed 🙁 "