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Kara DioGuardi -- Out at 'American Idol'

7/30/2010 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the "American Idol" negotiations tell TMZ Kara DioGuardi has judged her last contestant on "American Idol" -- because she's been fired. 

Kara DioGuardi
We're told the show will be going back to a three-judge format and assuming all deals are finalized, the judge's panel will consist of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

We're told the only way Kara could get a reprieve is if the J-Lo deal falls apart -- but we're told that deal is done.

Ellen DeGeneres announced earlier Thursday that she was leaving the show after just one season.


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Gloria Unread    

That's great! Kara added absolutely *nothing* of value to the show. Good to hear that they're going back to the three-judge format, too!

1546 days ago
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effminus    

Who the hell is that??

1546 days ago
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Snerkles    

Oh, jeez! Farewell, A.I...Jackson and Lopez='s huge ego-fest.
'Don't know about Tyler.
Sound the death knell.

1546 days ago
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Nibb    

What the hell? Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as permanent judges? Uhh....

1546 days ago
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Anya    

no great loss there. will miss Simon tho.

1546 days ago
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awards    

She was boring...

1546 days ago
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Ann    

I guess that whole singing/acting career was so 1999 for JLO. Maybe JLO will fare better on Idol because her music career has been at a stand still since 2006 (I'm not going to count JLO's lame albums thereafter).

Either way, without Simon or Paula on, this show will come in second to Dancing with the Stars because it is passed its prime now.

1546 days ago
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mimi    

I stopped watching in large part because of her
She had as much personality as a doorknob.

1546 days ago
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Yepzie    

Without Simon who cares?

1546 days ago
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TLC    

At least Kara has some knowledge amd she is current. May be she was trying too hard last season. Just wrap up the show after this season.

1546 days ago
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SandraD    

Kara and Ellen are both no loss to the show. They need the three original judges and an actual talented group of contestants. Why can they not find 12 talented people out of all of the auditions? Lopez and Tyler=snoozefest. Bad move.

1546 days ago
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Glenda     

After Paula left, I stopped watching. She was entertainment on her own.
Ellen leaving is not a shock. She didn't really seem like the right choice in the first place.
JLo hmmm not sure how that will play out, she seems not as entertaining. Steven Tyler, wow what a choice.

1546 days ago
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Superman    

Just do everybody the big favor and cancel the show!!!!

1546 days ago
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Elissa    

JLO? BORING! How about Janet Jackson!

1546 days ago
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bmull    

Put on Mel Gibson and maybe I'll watch.

1546 days ago
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