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Idol To Add Fourth Judge!!!!!

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Big, BIG news!

Faced with dwindling ratings and the departure of longtime show-runner Nigel Lythgow, the producers of American Idol are shaking things up this coming season.

The Fox show, for the first time ever, is adding a permanent fourth judge!

Who is it????

It's songwriter Kara DioGuardi (above).

She's the woman "responsible" for many of Ashlee Simpson's "greatest hits."

They're just getting all their ducks lined up in a row and planning for the end of Paula Abdul, we think.

What do U think????

"We are turning the heat up on 'Idol' this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges' table," said creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. "She is a smart, sassy lady, and one of America's most successful songwriters. We know she will bring a new level of energy and excitement to the show."

Adds executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz, "We had originally intended for AMERICAN IDOL to have four judges. We've seen from our international series that having a fourth judge creates a dynamic that benefits both the contestants and the viewers."

As for Paula, Mike Darnell, President, Alternative Programming of FOX, added "For the past seven seasons, Paula has had to endure the experience of being the only woman at the judges' table. She's been as an island of consideration and gentle criticism between Randy and Simon, offering her invaluable expertise as a performer and No. 1 artist to the thousands who have competed on AMERICAN IDOL. With Kara by her side, Paula finally has some back-up and now there is going to be a lot more 'girl power' on the show."

So….

What does Abdul have to say about all of this????

She may try to paint a pretty picture, but secretly….

She must HATE this!

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54 comments to “Idol To Add Fourth Judge!!!!!”



  1. 1

    idk who that is but I really don't care
    I used to never miss an episode but now its just boring



  2. 2

    it will still suck.



  3. 3

    FIRST !!!



  4. 4

    They need a gay judge, WE can spot talent!



  5. 5

    WHO?!?!??!



  6. 6

    I



  7. 7

    I dont care…I dont watch. bring back punky brewster! mofos!

  8. bouge says – reply to this


    8

    Stupid idea. The three that they already have don't even have enough time to say what they want. Add another judge! That should help!



  9. 9

    Speaking of Ashlee Simpson, did you hear Audrina Patridge was a slut and had a fling with Ryan Cabrera while he was dating Ashlee Simpson.



  10. 10

    omg….BUT AT LEAST SHE'S GOOD not some drugged up whats-her-face like most judges on any show. I love how they put she was "responsible" for Ashley Simpsons's "hits" lol



  11. 11

    Re: CoDy A – Hahaha…soooooo true. Couldn't have said it any better myself.



  12. 12

    ughhh
    thats lame.



  13. 13

    Yes agreed they are just preping the Public for when they Boot Paul's drunk drug crazy ass. See yah Crazy hello who? the girl who wrote Jessica Simpson's stuff…….. cause we all know that makes her talented? WTF get someone big who actually had a career!!! No to Paula, No to new Chick hello to ………. Posh spice ? interesting twist eh!!!!



  14. 14

    who even still watches that lame show… it, and top model need to just die already… the only true stars from that show were/are kelly clarkson, carrie underwood, and now taylor swift



  15. 15


  16. 16

    Kara is an amazing songwriter…not only is she a songwriter but she also plays guitar, piano and is also an AMAZING singer! Check out her band Platinum Weird she is really really really crazy good. She has written song for almost everyone who has had a hit in the past 2 years…not to mention that her publishing company Arthouse Entertainement was the 10th most profitable publishers last years right behind big players such as Warner….Gotta respect this woman. It's an honour to even be in her presence for contestants!



  17. 17

    one more person for paula to bum pills off of

  18. Lor says – reply to this


    18

    Excuse me, Ashlee Simpson had a hit, had more than one? WTF was I.



  19. 19

    …who?!



  20. 20

    Well that is dumb as all hell, what great hits did Ashley Simpson come out with????
    If anything then she ruined Ashley simpsons career for all that crap she created.

    Its like the same thing they did when they added that chick to judge americas next best dance crew. She was a one hit wonder…. I cant even remember her name,….



  21. 21

    Re: SmellsLikePeas – taylor swift???? never saw her on there.



  22. 22

    she shud probably be shot for writing songs for whats-her-face



  23. 23

    Well,absolutely,Ashlee is sexy.
    She hooked up with a cow boy on a personal site," Seekingtall.c oM ".
    It seems like a serious relationship,cuz they're together more three months!!!!
    ♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥ ♥



  24. 24

    Re: hottie

    i mean jordin sparks… i don't keep up with the pop kiddies… all sounds the same.



  25. 25

    Umm…All the other Idol's have 4 judges. This is the only one that does not. But I'm not shocked American's don't even look at the world around them unless they want something out of it. Oh and Paris isn't Nick looking goooood!!!!



  26. 26

    PAULS IS A CRACKHEAD AND SHE SHOULD BE KICKED OFF IDOL, CAUSE SHE IS USUALLY HIGH OR DRUNK AND MAKES RIDICULOUSLY STUPID COMMENTS OR CRIES!



  27. 27

    Re: SmellsLikePeas – it totally sounds the same !! i do like kelly clarkson tho



  28. 28

    cant wait i love this show………. catfights



  29. 29

    WHY isn't this show off the air yet? It's sucks.

    xoxo, Isa



  30. 30

    never heard of her.



  31. 31

    Paula has got to be pissed….but she has become increasingly loopy over the year. That said, I fail to see how some unknown chick responsible for "songs" by Assly simpson has anythinng interesting to offer. The show has jumped the shark.

  32. DaLa says – reply to this


    32

    Does anyone remember Paula's "career"? She can't sing. Why is she judging a singing competition? This Kara isn't a singer either. At least in the UK version Danii Minogue IS a singer with an actual recording contract.



  33. 33

    The new judge helped with Ashlee Simpson's greatest hits? Well, isn't that a huge claim to fame?:))



  34. 34

    What is she supposed to be, the eye candy for Simon/Ryan to flirt with? Blah. The show is getting tired and it's not the judges…Last season sucked….it was the lame ass themes! After Kelly and Carrie, the rest? *yawn*



  35. 35

    Re: LettyB – Speaking of dumb bitches that cry, where is Jane Doe today???



  36. 36

    Re: Andy27s Chin – HAHAHA! LOVE THE NAME! NOT SURE WHERE SHE'S AT!



  37. 37

    i cant see why they would add a fourth judge… i hope its not jumping the shark for Idol.. i looked her up and she has a lot on her resume… i hope its all for the best, i love AI!!



  38. 38

    Re: LettyB – quit talking to yourself it's getting scary!! :)



  39. 39

    Re: hottie – The only thing scary around here is my size!!



  40. 40

    They know Paula is sick. With her back injury! They are being prepared!
    I would like to see a gay judge with the rest of the judges. It would be
    interesting.



  41. 41

    they are getting trying to get rid of medicated up paula! dang, its probably the only reason why i watch ai. to see paula's long, doesn't make any sense, dribble about the contestant and their outfits (cause that obviously has to do something with their singing).



  42. 42

    Re: hottie – NICE ONE BITCH! YOU'RE A FUCKTARD LIKE THE REST OF YOUR GAY PORNO CREW!



  43. 43

    Re: Andy27s Chin – OH MY GOD! HAHAHAHAHAHA!



  44. 44

    The beginning of the end for AI……



  45. 45

    I DON'T CARE. I've NEVER seen this marketing tardfest and never will.



  46. 46

    WTF!!
    WHAT A STUPID DECISION
    AMERICAN IDOL JUST DOESN'T WORK WITH AN ADDITION TO THE PANEL
    THIS IS THE END OF AMERICAN IDOL.



  47. 47

    She's really pretty, but isn't Idol all about performance? They should have hired someone in that area like a producer or something, or at least a more accomplished songwriter.



  48. 48

    That is the best they can do? Ashlee Simpson's greatest hits? OMG…
    Paula is a nut but at least she is fun to watch and laugh at.

    Isnt it time for this show to go away? PLease someone deliver us from another season.



  49. 49

    ASHLEE SIMPSON DOESNT HAVE ANY GREATES HITS. HAHA.



  50. 50

    Kara Dio WHAT? Who Karas about her?
    If yer gonna make a big change then choose someone known. Or maybe go with celeb judges that change week to week. PEOPLE WE KNOW.



  51. 51

    Hope she ain't Crazy!!!



  52. 52

    forget paula…i HATE this!!! why fix something if it's not broken? alright fine, the ratings are down but this is not the way to go about fixing that.



  53. 53

    Is Paula is gonna be pissed! I can already see the claws coming out!



  54. 54

    She needs to get a grip