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Kara DioGuardi -- Fired From 'American Idol'

9/4/2010 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

FOX is finally telling people what TMZ told you five weeks ago -- Kara DioGuardi  has been fired from "American Idol" ... actually, FOX isn't using the word "fired," but that's exactly what happened.

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In a statement released by FOX, DioGuardi said, "I felt like I won the lottery when I joined 'American Idol' two years ago, but I feel like now is the best time to leave 'Idol.'"

As we first reported, FOX decided long ago to 86 DioGuardi but kept her in the dark until recently.

As we reported yesterday, the last touches are being put on the Jennifer Lopez deal  ... it should be finalized next week.

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sadienova    

i'm just glad she's gone...she brought absolutely nothing to the table(no pun intended) and not to mention the songs that she has written suck!

1480 days ago
17.

Wocka    

Listen up you IDIOTS. She was the most qualified of all of the judges whether you liked her or not!
Plus she could actually speak intelligently.

1480 days ago
18.

so sad    

She's better off. The show was a bad fit for her from the get-go. Away from that career mistep, she's a hot lil' mama with a hot hubby, and she writes AWESOME songs and rakes in the dough from that.

Kara, you actually have talent. There's really no place for people like that in the world of reality tv.

1480 days ago
19.

KOZY    

I am not even an idol fan and I'm glad she's gone. Shut up LADY!

1480 days ago
20.

Abe    

You know what this means......

Kara will be on season 12 of Dancing With The Stars.

x

1480 days ago
21.

Dave    

Kara is soooooo freakin' hot. She is adorable. I lub her.

1480 days ago
22.

Manimal    

Nobody uses "fired" anymore...it's "separated" from the company or you've been "relieved" from your duties.

1480 days ago
23.

Lily    

Good riddance. AI jumped the shark long ago; it's time to take it off the air.

1480 days ago
24.

Celebrities Suck    

Idol is dooomed...... buh bye IDOL!!!! Bring back the original judges. Idol ruined it all when they started bringing all these other so called celebrities to fill in. Bring back Paula and Simon. I wont be watching Idol anymore!

1480 days ago
25.

Michael DeMarco    

Wow...all negative comments! I think Kara is absolutely gorgeous, sings BEAUTIFULLY, cared about the people she had to axe (she cried almost every time...and let them down easy)and was one of the only two qualified judges they had. It was Simon's show, but he couldn't sing; Randy sucks, he can't sing to save his ass; he got in because he's a negro, and Ellen DeGenerate can't sing or judge and was picked because she's a homosexual. The ONLY other qualified person was Paula Abdul. (and btw, Kara's body is SMOKIN') Think she's gone because her father is a REPUBLICAN Senatorial candidate in left wing liberal democrat Hollywood?? Hmmmmm...

1480 days ago
26.

Vicky    

She was a lousy judge. Snotty and condescending. Good Riddeance!

1480 days ago
27.

Googie    

Be careful what you ask for. I did not Kara, wanted her off the show. Well she's out and what is replacing her Jennifer Lopez. AWWW HECK, I'D RATHER HAVE KARA.

1480 days ago
28.

Ginger    

Big mistake hiring Lopez. She's a terrible actress and I hear she's a bad singer. I guess her claim to fame is her behind and that green dress she wore slit down to there. I don't care if AI crashes and burns, tho. Guess Lopez is as good as any to kill it.

1480 days ago
29.

Kay-Kay    

Who cares neither one of them have talent anyway. Jenn can't sing...can't they find someone who has real talent to be a judge?

1480 days ago
30.

Paul    

Good she suck anyway ... I don't know why fox pick her up in the first place

1480 days ago
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