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Paula Abdul announced she is leaving "American Idol" via Twitter on Tuesday night. In two separate tweets, she said:
"With sadness in my heart, Iíve decided not to return to #IDOL. Iíll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all..Cont'd...
Iíll 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."