American Idol bosses are in talks with Natalie Cole and Belinda Carlisle as possible replacements for show judge Paula Abdul.

Abdul has yet to sign up for the upcoming third season of the hit TV talent show, and masterminds fear she's holding out for a pay rise.

Abdul's fellow judges, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell, have already confirmed they'll be taking part in a new American Idol.

08/08/2003 19:03