Paula‘s plan for revenge!
Still fuming after her unceremonious exit from American Idol in early August, Abdul, 47, is banking on her upcoming one-woman Las Vegas show becoming a mega-hit.
"Paula believes she’s got the draw of a Cher or Bette Midler and she’s determined to rub the noses of the ‘Idol’ bosses in her success," a Sin City insider told The ENQUIRER.
"She’s funneling her anger and resentment into making this project a hit. She wants to strike back."
As The ENQUIRER previously reported, Paula left Idol after producers balked at her demands for a $20 million salary.
"It’s not just about the money," the source said. "Her new mantra is success is the best revenge."
Even before ankling Idol, the eccentric entertainer and choreographer was working on a music-and-dance extravaganza, similar to the wildly successful Cirque du Soleil.
"If this thing takes off, Paula wants to spin off a TV version," added the friend.
"Her fantasy is to go up in the same time slot as American Idol – and to DESTROY THEM."