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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. 

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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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Brooklyn    

She was as entertaining as a door knob. Take the money and run Kara.

1495 days ago
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Bernardo7092    

Bring back Paula Abdul... Lose tylerwho looks like a dyke and bring back Ellen degenerouswho ideal and funny

1463 days ago
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Bernardo7092    

Bring back Paula and the show will be a winner lose Tyler who is difficult to look at. This is television the show will crash big time this season becausevofthe choices of judges you need the right chemistry and look to be awinner

1463 days ago
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ChefDulce    

I hope Jennifer Lopez don't start with her fake little girl's laughter (I just cannot stand it) also I don't think she is too smart or don't have a formal training in music; how is she going to provide a critique that is worth something?

1449 days ago
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