"American Idol" lost the wrong judge.
As I wrote in January, Randy Jackson is the one who brings nothing to the show. At least with Paula, we had the chance of seeing a live trainwreck every week. Randy offers nothing but cliches. If he went, we would have seen Paula & Kara team up against Simon, which could have been endlessly entertaining, as he can more than handle them.
As for Paula -- who will never again have a shot at an eight-figure salary -- I look forward to her next project, "Hello, Mrs. Larry."