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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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They should approach Cyndi Lauper. She's passionate about things.

The male replacing Simon, has to be similar to his personality, otherwise, it won't work.

1548 days ago


JLO, who the F could care about anything she thinks. Wow did they jump the shark on this one. How could such good news be tarnished with this affirmative action hire.

1548 days ago

RJ Hunt    

3 judges is a good move, J-Ho over Kara...BAD MOVE...Kara is a super talented song writer and composer,and has way more music experience than J-Ho...I think if you put the best "music industry" people on the panel it gives the show more merit. But on the flip side J-ho is better looking than Kara and I can understand the producers needing a pretty face with Steven Tyler sitting up there...I'm just say'n...Oh and as for Ellen stepping down...I think it's one of the best moves she ever makes...!!!!

1548 days ago


So now it's one pitchy black guy, one beautiful hispanic woman and one crazy white guy. Wait! Where's the Asian? This latest judge selection is a shocker!

1548 days ago


JLO oh No. Send her back to her twins and husband. Steven Tyler? I would not want to look at him on the show all the time. Thats just as bad as if they picked Mick Jagger. What happened with the guy that was on Celebrity Apprentice. He would have been a better choice probably still not the right choice. Hey what about Jon Bon Jovi?

1548 days ago


i dont understand how this information comes about so fast.. We just learned Ellen Kara fired...and all of a sudden two famouse singers are the next two judges...It just seems very fast

1548 days ago


the show has no chance now! I won't watch. I want Jessica S at least she would be comical.

1548 days ago


Oh crap! I did not like Kara on AI, but I will not watch that annoying Jennifer Lopez. Her voice is so annoying and she cannot act. Why in the heck is she going on American Idol? All her movies are flops. She's so desperate for attention, now she wants to go on American Idol to make the show all about JENNIFER LOPEZ & STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT FROM THE YOUNG KIDS WANTING THEIR BIG BREAK. JENNIFER, JUST GO AWAY & LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH THAT DEAD FLY YOU ARE MARRIED TO.


1548 days ago


Stephen Tyler? Jennifer Lopez?
They keep on making the same mistake of choosing people who are too worried about their own likability to be honest and critical.
that's what happened with Ellen.She couldn't get past her own "aw shucks" need to be liked.

1548 days ago


Remember what Nigel said when he was interviewed not too long ago? He said he would replace everyone but Ryan. So you should all know by now that Nigel is again the ExProd so he must be taking action to his ideas. Wow! Is Randy next on the chopping block?

1548 days ago

come on now    

I would rather put up with Kara know it all, and courgar like monents than Jennifer theat annoys me to end.

1548 days ago


I suspect very little in this "report" is accurate

1548 days ago


what does J Lo know about singing talent seeing she has none herself.

1548 days ago


What the **** is a rock legend like Steven Tyler doing judging a crappy amateur karaoke show? I understand somebody as untalented as Jennifer Lopez but come on Steven.

1548 days ago

Fuck Celebrities    

The show is worthless past the audition stage anyways... they don't need any judges for that.

1548 days ago
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