Paula Abdul is definitely not returning to American Idol, according to People.

As preparations were being made for American Idol’s ninth season, it appeared that Paula Abdul could be leaving the show for good. Back in June, we heard rumors that she was in heated negotiations over her new contract. She even hinted to Dave Letterman that there was a chance she wouldn’t return.

Paula’s manager, David Sonenberg, told The LA Times, “Very sadly, it does not appear that she’s going to be back on Idol. I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that [Idol production companies] haven’t stepped up and said what they want to do. She’s not a happy camper as a result of what’s going on. She’s hurt. She’s angry,” he said.

The recent news that Ryan Seacrest signed a three-year, $45 million deal to return as host of the show must be absolutely killing her.