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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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Amy    

of course she was fired, it's funny how they all said, I left the show, I feel it's the best time to, they make it seem like they were the ones to walk out of it when reality is they get fired or let go, they think we don't know the truth, you really believe that if Idol didn't fire her she would walk out of that paycheck? lol to her....

1445 days ago
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TEXAS PRINCESS    

I THINK THEY MADE A MISTAKE...TERMINATING KARA...HER QUALIFICATIONS ARE EXCELLENT AND BENEFICIAL TO THE CONTESTANTS IMO THESE KIDS ARE HOPING FOR A CHANCE IN THE BUSINESS, WHY IS ALL THE FOCUS ON THE JUDGES, ANYWAY? I DON'T REALLY CARE TILL I SEE THE TALENT.. THEN I'LL DECIDE TO WATCH OR NOT SIMON WILL BE MISSED BECAUSE HE TOLD THE TRUTH AND IT WAS NOT GLOSSED OVER IN ANY WAY. ALL THOSE KIDS WAITED ANXIOUSLY FOR HIS OPINION!!!!

1438 days ago
63.

Bevy    

I think Kara DioGuardi was an excellent judge. She knows the business inside and out. Not saying JLo doesn't; I'm sure she does, but is AI going back to three judges?

1436 days ago
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Dawnella    

When Idol first began it was about talent. Now it's about looks. Average talented people was what the show was supposed to be about. Now It's all about looks not talent.I really don't care who the judges are.I know longer watch the show. Talented people come in all shapes and sizes.

1430 days ago
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