Rumors that Paula Abdul has been busily plotting a return to American Idol have been widely exaggerated, her manager David Sonenberg told the Los Angeles Times yesterday. Abdul and her former bosses have had “no discussions whatsoever about Idol,” and the “Opposites Attract” singer has instead been fielding a range of offers from other networks, Sonenberg said, while adding he would “never count anything out” regarding Fox’s cash-cow singing competition.