Seacrest Definitely In ... DioGuardi Out?

7/13/2009 3:44 PM PDT
Thanks to a brand new $45 million deal, Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting "American Idol" next season -- but Kara DioGuardi might have reason to worry.

Seacrest -- who is now richer than fettuccine alfredo -- was eating with Jennifer Lopez this weekend at Madeo when we suggested she take Paula Abdul's place on the panel ... Ryan said he'd love to see J. Lo sitting "next to" her.

They'd be crazy to get rid of Simon ... Kara D., not so much.