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Kara DioGuardi Getting The Boot From American Idol?

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He may not be getting rid of everyone at once, but it looks like he might be starting where he can!

There are rumored to be some major shake-ups on American Idol next season now that Nigel Lythgoe is in talks to return as executive producer. There are rumblings that he wants to dismantle the judges panel and start from scratch, but as we mentioned, he can't do that because of Ellen and Randy's contracts.

But that does leave Kara DioGuardi, who is the only judge signed year-to-year, and that means that she could be getting the boot!

Nigel allegedly wants to take over Simon's spot as the judge, and if they can't find a fourth that he deems appropriate, sources are claiming that he'll return the format to just three!

Wow! Looks like this guy ain't messing around!

But maybe this is exactly what the show needs - especially after the BOOOORING, tired last season, it needs some new energy - even if that means losing some of the useless familiar!

What do U think?? Would U be sad to see Kara go??

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68 comments to “Kara DioGuardi Getting The Boot From American Idol?”

  1. 1


  2. 2

    Nope, I wouldn't be sad to see her go. I, personally, do NOT like Kara, so I would probably celebrate instead of sulk.

  3. 3

    Not at all. She is so dull.

  4. 4

    Good riddance, but I'll believe it when I see it. The only thing worse is Ellen, and Randy's just deadwood; hopefully Randy can do some vocal coaching, and Ellen can tagteam with Ryan Seacrest: that way they're both off the panel and have their precious contracts without buggering up the show more than they already are.
    Chris Isaac, Shania Twain, Adam Lambert and Simon Cowell FTW!

  5. 5


  6. LOLaR says – reply to this


    So sick of her. I tivo AI just to ffwd through her comments!

  7. 7

    thank gawd! when kara got there, it started to go downhill… people stopped watching because she is so fucking annoying.

  8. 8

    In our family we ALWAYS fast forward past Kara. Can't stand her. ANYONE will be a very welcome replacement…..ANYONE.

  9. 9

    She is a terrible judge. BUT, she is good looking. Without her, the judges table would look like: Ellen, Randy & Nigel?? Woof! Woof! They should keep her just for aestetics.

  10. 10

    Please no Nigel as judge. Bring on Harry Conick!

  11. 11


  12. 12

    I admit that I am not a big fan of Kara and her style irks me, but that notwithstanding.. She gave good crit. Girl knows what she is talking about. The other judges say the same old tired crap season after season… (minus Simon) and kara actually had valuable stuff to say to the artists. I bet all past contestents would agree.

  13. dummy says – reply to this


    she's so hot, i hope they get rid of that pig, ellen

  14. exBFF says – reply to this


    nope. She could easily be replaced by Simpleton.

  15. 15

    No. Let her go… Please

  16. 16

    its about time ! no one knows who the fuck she is…….her opinions are meaningless .

  17. 17

    Good riddance! Hahaa They should've just kept the original board: Paula, Randy, and Simon. But no, they must change everything about American Idol-for the apparent "best". Next thing you know, it will go up in flames and disappear. Just wish they went by democracy adn had their viewers vote on what to do. After all, that's what keeps their show running! c(:

  18. 18

    So someone who has not signed on to do anything on AI doesn't say he's going to fire anyone and you take that to mean that Kara is gone. You're one hell of a reporter.

  19. 19

    I don't hate Kara but i just don't care about any of the judges.. But i do like the idea of returning to the three judges format.. Anyways i think this show is dead but they can make it last a little longer

  20. 20

    Kara is my favorite!

  21. 21

    I hope she does leave she fucked up American Idol. even though she writes songs for Britney Spears and other singers but she's a bitch you can really tell by looking at her fugly face. go away already nobody likes your fugly ass.

  22. 22

    Ellen needs to really go as well. Snoozefest. I kinda support Jessica Simpson. You know she would be be funny on there!

  23. 23

    Ellen needs to really go as well. Snoozefest. I kinda support Jessica Simpson. You know she would be be funny on there!

  24. 24

    Ellen needs to really go as well. Snoozefest. I kinda support Jessica Simpson. You know she would be be funny on there!

  25. 25

    I'll be glad to see her go. Last year all she did was hang onto Simon and shimmy up to him to be almost in his lap and acted like she was the cat's meow when in reality, it made me see her as desperate and not attractive.

    She's dead weight and I feel like it started going to heck when she joined

  26. 26

    We would all throw a party if Kara got thrown off of AI!!! She is the most horrible judge ever. Avril Lavigne was better than her, and that is scary!!

  27. 27

    I like Kara. She is always on point when giving good or sometimes bad feedback to these up and coming artists. She does not say bad things to them just for the sake of saying them and being mean.

  28. 28

    wtf how come you fucking delete my comments fuck you perez this is the second time go fuck youself.

  29. Lava says – reply to this


    Yes give her the boot and take Ellen along with her. Ellen has no business being a judge on idol. THEY BOTH ARE BORING TO DEATH! Bring in some new judges Save Idol!

  30. 30

    Kara who?

  31. 31

    Kara is BORING! and so are Ellen and Randy even though I like them both. I vote for Harry Conick Jr., he's handsome and funny and even though I am not a Jessica Simpson fan, she could add the ditziness and probably would be flirty with Harry and for entertainment purpose as well as someone who has a musical background also, how about Ozzy Osbourne? Sharon is on a show, it's time to bring back the OZ! and then if Nigel wants to be the 4th judge, that's ok, cuz Ozzy would probably come back at him!

  32. 32

    ….she is just terrible…I am so glad that Tim guy made her shriek last season when he laughed at her…so funny…buh bye…..

  33. 33

    ellen: oh i like your outfit, your best performance/ you didn't do too well.
    randy: amazing dawg!!! / i wasn't feeling it dawg.
    kara: the pitchiness…info info info

    without her, who would be that person??? i like her personally and i understand why people want her gone, but i just don't think nigel could fill her place. perez hon, you should def. be on the panel next year.

  34. 34

    last season was boring and awful. i barely watched, i didn't even have a favourite.

  35. 35

    I don't dislike her. They should bring Paula back.

  36. 36

    I would be sad. Yes.

  37. 37

    How is Kara any more useless than Ellen? At least Kara knows the industry.

  38. 38

    Nope, won't be sad. She has a stuck up, know it all attitude. its really annoying.

  39. 39

    She's a huge bitch, so I hope she goes. She was gagalicious last season, rubbing herself all over Simon. I know he's gone, but I still can't stand her.

  40. 40

    PLEASE get rid of this bitch. Can't freaking stand her.

  41. 41

    I vote no Kara AND no Nigel!!!

  42. 42

    3 judges are enough. The show should be about the contestants but since they OVERPAID Simon and Ryan and UNDERpaid Paula and she quit, the show has lost it's appeal.Kara confuses the contestants and talks too much. NEVER enjoyed her as a judge. Randy is boring and Ellen seems afraid to be honest and Ellen is NOT qualified. Ellen looks so comfortable and is fun on her own show. On Idol she looks like a deer in headlights and rarely smiles.

  43. 43

    I'm sorry, but Kara fucked that show. That and Paula leaving, and now Simon. I haven't watched that show in a while. And no, I wouldn't be sad to see her go. She's annoying. And so is Ellen.

  44. 44

    It was fun to see her get wet during Casey's performances, but I don't like her superficial approach to music. She lacks creativity. She's dull.

  45. 45

    Honestly? Kara = BREATH.OF.FRESH.AIR. Actually, she is a talented writer of pop songs. She isn't trying to be the next best singer, she knows what she is good at and I think she judges accordingly. I think they should keep her. Perez - I have been reading you since 2007, and just joined to "make a comment" - do you actually read all of these?

  46. 46

    I HATE Kara.
    It feels like Christmas!

  47. 47

    I can't stand this chick! Thank God, that would be the best decision yet! Bring back Paula, come on she's worth every penny! LOLOLOL!!!

  48. 48

    She's a fair judge, it's just that four are tooooooo many!!!!!!

  49. pj88 says – reply to this


    Nigel would be perfect as the third judge.. no celebrities!! Nigel has proven himself as a jude on SYTYCD and would be a perfect addition. Personally, I say throw Ellen out (buy out her contract), keep Randy (as an original judge) and bring in a third female judge (or keep Kara.. I can deal with that). I love Ellen on her show, but she brings nothing to the IDOL table and it was the worst move AI did in years.

  50. 50

    ELLEN MUST GO. she has nothing to do with music-!! why is she even there?!

  51. 51

    AI totally jumped the shark by signing her on in the first place. Ellen simply sealed the deal. The agage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" should have applied as far as Paula went, but noooooo

  52. 52

    Sorry, she has to go. I find her annoying to listen to - she does not stop talking. She eats up too much time when it comes to the judging part.

  53. 53

    Peace out Kara!

  54. 54

    I like Kara. She has a lot of experience in the music industry. It would be a mistake to get rid of her. I know they can't get rid of Ellen because of her contract but I wouldn't mind seeing her go. She has no experience in this industry at all. She's kind of funny but I wouldn't miss her at all really. Nygel has a lot of experience in the dance industry. I know he was executive producer before for American Idol but I have to wonder what kind of experience he actually has with the music industry. Is it wise that he be a judge? I think AI should go after either Harry Connick Jr. OR Gene Simmons. Both would be excellent judges. Harry because he was SO awesome as a mentor last season and Gene because he'll tell it like it is with no BS. The man is funny and has the knowledge to do the job. Pleas don't get Brett Michaels. He's not right for this.

  55. 55

    I don't think that too many ppl would be upset to see her go. I don't and never did like her. I don't like the idea of that other English asshole being a judge either. I thought it was AMERICAN Idol. Not BRITISH Idol. Go back to your own country. Bring in an American person. I like Harry Conick. He is down to earth, knows music, he's funny. I would watch AI again if he was on. Won't watch if that Brit is on or that other idiot Brett Michaels.

  56. 56

    I also must agree about no Nigel! He friggin drives me nuts. What a jerk!!!! This show is gonna sink faster than the Titanic……ummhmm…shonuff will :)

  57. 57

    Yay…had enough of Kara! Sure don't want Nigel as a judge…Simpleton would be good…you would have plenty to talk about perez :) LOL!

  58. 58

    She needs to get the boot. She is HORRIBLE and has Nothing interesting to say. DONT let the door hit you in the ass on the way out

  59. 59

    I'll be so happy if she isn't on it anymore…can't stand her

  60. 60

    She used the great opportunity of being on Idol for two years, raising her profile, just so she could do swimsuit shots in Maxim- that alone tells you what an idiot she is- her songs stink and so does she- the faster she is off the panel, the better! And I wish she could take Ellen with her!

  61. 61

    I stopped watching after this patronizing, rude, screachey, bad music writing bitch came on AI and I haven't watched the show since.
    I may even start watching again if she leaves!
    I say good riddance and don't let the door hit ya in the arse!!

  62. 62

    What a great piece of news!!!..Finally, I can watch AI again on live TV. I have to skipped whenever that Kara woman opens her mouth so i stopped watching AI live show. I can't stand that Kara woman. She annoys the hell out of me with her facial expressions and verboseness..PLEASE, sack her!

  63. 63

    omfg how dare you get rid of kara

  64. 64

    I don't know why this show needs FOUR judges anyway, especially one that has nothing to do with music or the music industry.

  65. 65

    wow. i has no clue that people had such hateful and negative feelings about kara. the show is so stale and last season was like watching paint dry, but i don't think that she is the reason for those shortcomings. i actually liked her advice to the contestants, it could get long-winded but her industry experience had to have been more helpful that being told that an outfit was cute.

  66. 66

    Put that in your jealous ass bikini wanna be bod and chugg on it! Hahahahaha!!!!! Bye! Bye! Sugar! And not a minute too soon!

  67. 67

    i think the show has run its course. however if they do make changes they really should buy out ellens contract because she adds absolutely nothing to the show. kara knows the business but she is not very likeable so she needs to go as well. maybe they can keep randy for a season as a familior face but eventually he should go as well. they just need to start from scratch at this point. course none of this really matters because i think the public is simply over american idol.

  68. 68

    Although Kara made helpful comments and was obviously knowledgeable, she lacked the personality, warmth, and wittiness to connect with a broad audience and that is why she needs to leave the show. Ellen is leaving the show voluntarily, and that was a good choice for her as she doesn't need it and it wasn't a good fit.