August 12th, 2009
08:35 AM ET
Paula Abdul has left "American Idol" and her fellow judges are finally speaking out.
Among the responses, in a handout tape provide by Fox:
"I'm kind of in black, because I'm mourning," said Kara DioGuardi.
"She was like my best buddy, really, on the show," said Simon Cowell. "and you only realize how much you miss somebody when they're not there. So I'm sad."
Abdul might not be out of work for long. She's allegedly being pursued by other networks for spots on other shows, but nothing has been nailed down yet.
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