It's Twitter-official: Paula Abdul won't return to 'American Idol'

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Paula Abdul told her Twitter fans Tuesday night that she was officially off "American Idol."

"With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to #IDOL. I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all...being a part of a show that I helped from day1 become an international phenomenon," read two tweets posted shortly after 7:30 p.m.

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