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Kara DioGardi -- Out at 'American Idol' (Major shakeup in judges panel of TV's Number 1 show)
TMZ ^ | 07/30/2010

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.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: americanidol; fired; karadiogardi
Reminder, if you don't watch this show and don't care what happens to it, just ignore this thread please.
1 posted on 07/30/2010 8:05:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 07/30/2010 8:08:10 AM PDT by pgkdan (I'm a monthly donor...you can be one too!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I liked Kara but I prefer the 3 judge format. Too crowded up there.


3 posted on 07/30/2010 8:09:17 AM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: SeekAndFind

Did Ellen leave before being fired?


4 posted on 07/30/2010 8:09:23 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t tell you how devistated I am at this news. No, really, I can’t tell you.


5 posted on 07/30/2010 8:09:29 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: SeekAndFind
Reminder, if you don't watch this show and don't care what happens to it, just ignore this thread please.

LOL

6 posted on 07/30/2010 8:10:01 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay I am fine with Kara and Ellen leaving but J Lo and Steven Tyler? Seriously, bring back Paula and put Bret Michaels in.


7 posted on 07/30/2010 8:11:25 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: JaguarXKE

Folks (that means you who DO watch this show ),

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — Season 10 WILL BE THE LAST SEASON FOR THIS ICONIC SHOW.

Simon Cowell’s departure ( and earlier, Paula’s 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 can’t remember, X-Factor in effect, took over Britain’s version of American Idol — Pop Idol, and effectively killed it.

What happened in Britain, can happen here.

Let’s face it, It’s been a good 10 years while it lasted.


8 posted on 07/30/2010 8:11:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Ellen was out-of-place; it wasn’t her schtick. I’ll miss Kara though; she was good.


9 posted on 07/30/2010 8:12:08 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: SeekAndFind

Tin Foil hat on today, do you think Kara got canned because of daddy’s political views?


10 posted on 07/30/2010 8:12:12 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Loyal Buckeye

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.


11 posted on 07/30/2010 8:13:17 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: GoCards
, bring back Paula and put Bret Michaels in.

I'd love to see Bret Michaels... my only problem is his health. He could collapse in the middle of the show.

Harry Connick Jr. would be a good fit IMHO. He was a great mentor last season and has a great sense of humor ( IOW, he's entertaining to watch ).
12 posted on 07/30/2010 8:13:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: JoeGar

Kara was a babe and had major industry cred.
Sorry to see her leave.


13 posted on 07/30/2010 8:19:46 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SeekAndFind

Somewhere Paula is laughing how the show nose-dived after she got fired.


14 posted on 07/30/2010 8:22:35 AM PDT by tlb
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To: SeekAndFind

Taco flavored kisses for everyone.

15 posted on 07/30/2010 8:37:22 AM PDT by Azeem (The world will look up and shout "Save us!"... And I'll whisper "No.")
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


16 posted on 07/30/2010 8:37:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: pgkdan

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.


17 posted on 07/30/2010 8:38:57 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: GoCards

I do. :)


18 posted on 07/30/2010 8:40:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: SeekAndFind

Simon Cowell was always the linchpin to this whole endeavor. This latest news is just a death throe.


19 posted on 07/30/2010 8:45:26 AM PDT by mancini
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To: pgkdan

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.


20 posted on 07/30/2010 8:46:28 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: SeekAndFind

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 ...


21 posted on 07/30/2010 9:00:19 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They should go back to the original panelists: Artie Johnson, Jamie Farr, and Jaye P. Morgan, after all, it’s the exact same show.


22 posted on 07/30/2010 9:07:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JoeGar

Ellen was only out of place because she was nice.


23 posted on 07/30/2010 9:08:01 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: GoCards

Bret Michaels would be great. Brilliant idea. (I would keep Kara though because she judges on merit, like a Republican should.)


24 posted on 07/30/2010 9:09:48 AM PDT by Gritty-Kitty
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To: SeekAndFind

Aw too bad. I liked her. I enjoyed the perspective she brought with her and her delivery was thoughtful.


25 posted on 07/30/2010 9:12:14 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Bitsy

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.


26 posted on 07/30/2010 9:35:35 AM PDT by pgkdan (I'm a monthly donor...you can be one too!)
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To: JaguarXKE
I can’t tell you how devistated I am at this news. No, really, I can’t tell you.

I'm soooooo disappointed you've decided not to tell us............

27 posted on 07/30/2010 9:52:11 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: pgkdan
I also think HC’s music credentials trump everybody else they’re considering.

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.

28 posted on 07/30/2010 10:00:35 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: goseminoles
Ellen was only out of place because she was nice.

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.

29 posted on 08/01/2010 4:13:06 AM PDT by JoeGar
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