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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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91.

Jacqueline13    

I couldn't for the life of me figure out how and why she was
ever on the show, period. I just didn't get it. I think
Jessica Simpson would be a great addition. She's really a
nice person and would lift the contestants spirits.

1456 days ago
92.

Jacqueline13    

...I'm talking about KARA!

1456 days ago
93.

Dee    

WOW! That is amazing news! I had come to the conclusion that I would not be watching since Simon is not longer on the panel, but with these choice for judges, I will certainly be looking forward to a great season.

1456 days ago
94.

Ms Kris    

how about just end the show
1. No winner or losers from the show are selling records/albums How many seasons has it been since there has been a successful AI contestant?
2. This years concert tour I have read is NOT selling tickets

Just end the show

i was losing interesting in seasons 7 & 8 BUT 9 I COMPLETELY STOPPED WATCHING DUE TO WHO REPLACED PAULA

1456 days ago
95.

HumanNature    

I WON'T BE WATCHING!!!!

1456 days ago
96.

janet    

Ellen knew she didn't belong as a judge and chose to leave. Kara got fired because she just plain sucked.

1456 days ago
97.

HumanNature    

I AGREE!!!

JUST CLOSE THE SHOW!!!!

NO PAULA!!!

NO SIMON!!!

NOW, THAT WAS THE SHOW!!!

1456 days ago
98.

Lucy    

I'm glad Kara is gone, no more of her saying "the thing is". I love Ellen, but she was not right for the show. As far as J-Lo being added as a judge, what exactly are her qualifications, the only thing she does is pose on red carpets. Steven Tyler might be alright and I've always liked Randy. I'll probably watch a few shows to see how it goes.

1456 days ago
99.

G.R.    

Good. I never liked Kara anyway. Plus she has the face of a gremlin.

1456 days ago
100.

Celebrities Suck    

it's going to be BORING with out Simon........... Idol without Simon I'm not going to watch Idol anymore!!!! JHO on Idol? JHO the home wrecker?

1456 days ago
101.

cancelledaccount    

I may watch a few shows but this is really over for me. However, Kara was the main reason I couldn't watch the past few years. They should have dumped her immediately and now they are paying for a stupid decision.

1456 days ago
102.

barnswella    

I stopped watching when she came on. I simply couldn't stand her.

1456 days ago
103.

Celebrities Suck    

they need to fire the producer of IDOL... Leave Idol what it used to be Simon, Paula, And Randy now that's American Idol!!!

1456 days ago
104.

ama    

My God I hope it's not true that Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson are going to be the judges. What a snoozefest. Anyway, last year I decided I wasn't going to watch American Idol, I ended up watching anyway but this year I'm done. They should just stop running the show, most of the artists don't make it big anyway. And even when they do their hype has died down now anyway.

1456 days ago
105.

Celebrities Suck    

they ruined the show when they started bringing celebrities on the show to back up the judges.... Randy Paula and Simon are what want. I will NOT watch it... We should all go to http://www.americanidol.com/ and let them know how we feel....

1456 days ago
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