Paul Abdul is most likely not returning to American Idol when the show starts their auditions for the ninth season Aug. 6, her manager told the Los Angeles Times.

"Very sadly, it does not appear that she's going to be back on 'Idol,' " David Sonenberg, Abdul's manager, told the newspaper when contacted about the judge's contract negotiations.

Sonenberg said FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, the production companies behind the show, haven't presented him with a proposed contract yet.

"I find it under these circumstances particularly unusual; I think unnecessarily hurtful," Sonenberg said of the contract holdup. "I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that they haven't stepped up and said what they want to do."

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