Skip to comments.Kara DioGardi -- Out at 'American Idol' (Major shakeup in judges panel of TV's Number 1 show)
Posted on 07/30/2010 8:05:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Sources connected with the "American Idol" negotiations tell TMZ Kara DioGuardi has judged her last contestant on "American Idol" -- because she's been fired.
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.
Glad to see her gone...Ellen too, although she wasn’t nearly as obnoxious as I thought she’d be(Ellen). I heard that Harry Connick Jr. was being considered as areplacement for Simon, thought he’d be an excellent choice. We’ll see how this new panel does.
I liked Kara but I prefer the 3 judge format. Too crowded up there.
Did Ellen leave before being fired?
I can’t tell you how devistated I am at this news. No, really, I can’t tell you.
Okay I am fine with Kara and Ellen leaving but J Lo and Steven Tyler? Seriously, bring back Paula and put Bret Michaels in.
Folks (that means you who DO watch this show ),
Ive said it before and Ill say it again Season 10 WILL BE THE LAST SEASON FOR THIS ICONIC SHOW.
Simon Cowells departure ( and earlier, Paulas departure) all but killed whatever chemistry was left on Idol.
To add insult to injury, we have the X-Factor coming to America.
For those who cant remember, X-Factor in effect, took over Britains version of American Idol Pop Idol, and effectively killed it.
What happened in Britain, can happen here.
Lets face it, Its been a good 10 years while it lasted.
Ellen was out-of-place; it wasn’t her schtick. I’ll miss Kara though; she was good.
Tin Foil hat on today, do you think Kara got canned because of daddy’s political views?
Yes, Ellen told Idol she was leaving at the end of last season. She agreed to delay the announcement until they made sure they had a replacement lined up.
It looks like Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will be replacing Kara and Ellen. There will be NO replacement for Simon. Nigel Lythgow has made it very plain that he wants the panel back to 3 judges now that he is back in charge.
While all reports are still saying Randy is still on the panel - I am betting that there will be a ‘Surprise’ Randy has chosen to leave Idol announcement on Monday right before Fox holds their Fall Schedule press conference.
I would expect that Randy will be replaced by Nigel himself, or possibly Harry Connick jr.
Kara was a babe and had major industry cred.
Sorry to see her leave.
Somewhere Paula is laughing how the show nose-dived after she got fired.
Taco flavored kisses for everyone.
She’s gone because she is a Republican. Her father is running for office in New York as a Republican. I won’t watch my favorite family show ever again. My kids will be disappointed but too bad.
Ellen was very disappointing on American Idol. She was hardly funny. She could have brought a lot of humor and fun to the show but it turned out boring.
I do. :)
Simon Cowell was always the linchpin to this whole endeavor. This latest news is just a death throe.
Being from New Orleans and familiar (or so I thought) with Harry Connick, Jr.s personality, I can’t see him being as caustic or hard nosed as Simon could be. Maybe I am wrong.
Howard Stern’s name was floated for a while as Simon’s replacement. If they put Robin in to replace Kara, that would be a hoot ...
They should go back to the original panelists: Artie Johnson, Jamie Farr, and Jaye P. Morgan, after all, it’s the exact same show.
Ellen was only out of place because she was nice.
Bret Michaels would be great. Brilliant idea. (I would keep Kara though because she judges on merit, like a Republican should.)
Aw too bad. I liked her. I enjoyed the perspective she brought with her and her delivery was thoughtful.
You’re right but I don’t think you really need that. Harry Connick Jr. is genuinely a funny guy. That would be a better reason to tune in , IMHO, than a nasty smartass like Cowell. I also think HC’s music credentials trump everybody else they’re considering.
I'm soooooo disappointed you've decided not to tell us............
You are certainly correct there. And, I also agree about smart ass Cowell. I am sick of meanness on TV. I love to watch Americas got talent but lately I am finding that the English, Irish or whatever guy is starting to get uglier. Critique is one thing tearing down ones talent is another. They trow in some loonies in the competition to spice it up but the serious talent shouldn't be subjected to merciless comments.
Ellen was good with the wise cracks, but it was too evident that she knew far, far less about singing than Randy, Kara, and Simon.