Since Paula Abdul told the world through Twitter that she's leaving American Idol, a lot of people wondered if the show would go back to having just 3 judges, or if they'd keep going with the 4 judge panel. Just days after signing Victoria Beckham and Katy Perry on for a guest judge spot, Idol execs released a statement saying that they were going to keep the 4 judge panel and not go back to 3.
They also said that they really wanted Paula to return, but she was asking for way too much money. She wanted $10 million a year, but execs only wanted to sign her for $4 million. I actually don't blame the psycho pill popper -- Simon makes $30 million every year, and Ryan Seacrest re-upped his contract for 3 years and $45 million.