A host of celebrities have filled the fourth spot on the judging panel of the TV talent show alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi since Abdul quit the show earlier this month (Aug09).
But speculation about Abdul's involvement with the contest refused to die down as U.S. tabloids dismissed her departure as a publicity stunt.
Media outlets even speculated that the singer would resume her place in the live final rounds of the competition.
But her manager, David Sonenberg, insists Abdul is not in talks to come back.
He says there are "no discussions whatsoever about Idol.
He adds, "She feels fabulous. She feels free. I think in some ways she was typecast in Idol and she was kind of restricted from doing anything she wanted to do and now she's free to decide. She really is very excited about the future and that there's support for her.".