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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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61.

GermanIrishChick    

I'm confused. How can Jennifer Lopez judge TALENT? Paula couldn't sing either, at least Kara could. So confused. This show is DONE, J-Lo on the panel just proves it.

1357 days ago
62.

Joanne Kaiser    

THANK THE LORD! She was so full of herself & boring. Three judges are all that show needs. The original three were perefect! Of course we were all used to them , thats part of the reason. I hope they get it right or the show is done! This season was so boring. Not soley the judges fault. They need to go back to basics on the show! Paula needs to come back too!

1357 days ago
63.

Palmolive    

THANK GOD THAT LOSER IS GONE!!!! and Ellen too she was just aweful

1357 days ago
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alixaraze    

Does anyone know what happens during the whole audition process on American Idol? Like if you make it, what do you do in between the auditions and Hollywood?

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1357 days ago
65.

Phreaky    

This decision was only made 2 seasons too late. Also, seriously? JLo and Steven Tyler? A LOT of people hate JLo and Steven won't appeal to the young people.
Just hang it up AI, you are running the show into the ground trying to squeeze the last buck out of it. Just let it die.

1357 days ago
66.

Crocrdoll    

Wow, Steven Tyler!

1357 days ago
67.

ter    

with those judges ....RIP American Idol ....its over

1357 days ago
68.

Phreaky    

Also, I'm sure this is stating the obvious, but it's pretty clear Ellen was fired also. She campaigned for the job HARD and now she wants us to believe that she had a problem with critiquing people? Like she never once thought that's what her job would be? Also, the day after she announces it, they already have 2 replacements for her and Kara both? Ellen is currently more popular with her talk show so they probably gave her the option of making an announcement that she "quit" instead of it just being announced that she was fired also.

1357 days ago
69.

Areader    

If true Steven Tyler would be a huge ratings boost!

1357 days ago
70.

yup    

AI: Make it a trifecta and get read of pointless commenter Randy Jackson too.

1357 days ago
71.

madeleine    

jennifer lopez loves wearing fur we will never ever watch ai if she is on it

1357 days ago
72.

Robert    

Swap Randy Jackson for Samuel L. Jackson. That would be very interesting!

1357 days ago
73.

Jennag    

Kara is no loss. Will be sad to see Ellen go. Ellen added a little kindness and the listeners prospective.

Jo Lo and Tyler on there I will have to pass. Bad choices.

1357 days ago
74.

exbff    

Steven Tyler? Consider the shark officially jumped. In terms of Jennifer Lopez, I'm not a fan, but back in the day,the woman had triple-threat talent. I just hope she brings some latina bitchiness and isn't always syrupy sweet.

1357 days ago
75.

exbff    

...and bring back Dunkleman!

1357 days ago
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