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Kara DioGuardi To Take Over For Christie Brinkley In Chicago

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Congrats girl!

Kara DioGuardi is about to make her Broadway stage debut in the fifth longest-running production in Broadway. The former American Idol judge is poised to take over the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago for Christie Brinkley once she leaves to take the role in London.

A pretty big role for your debut, and a stellar one none the less.

Break a leg!

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Kara DioGuardi Claims Being An Idol Judge Was "Torture"

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Kara Says Idol Was Torture

Kara DioGuardi, arguably the fans least favorite judge (we thought she held her own!), has written a memoir and recently had a chat with Matt Lauer about the show and how it affected her.

We can definitely understand the daunting task of being the one to "mix things up" on a show that has a huge following and a pretty set way of doing things. We can also understand that people didn't really know what Kara did or really who she was in the scheme of it all, including the industry.

Here's what she had to say about her experience:

“It took the viewers awhile to understand why I was there. It was like I broke up the Beatles.”

[S]he describes American Idol as being “mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging… it was torture.”

“I think they wanted to mix it up. They wanted the chemistry to be fresh. It was really difficult to come into something so established.”

“I have to say I have nothing but love for American Idol. I came through it. I’m stronger for it. I got to face some really big fears.”

Well, we're glad that you aren't throwing the show to the wolves, even it it was torture of you. Having a positive outlook on it is much healthier, and believe it or not — the show did a lot for you career in bring you to the attention of everyone who watched, which, as we know, is a balls-load of people!

Hope everything is going well post-Idol!

Will U be reading Kara's book?

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Kara DioGuardi Opens Up About Childhood Molestation

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Kara DioGuardi Opens Up About Childhood Molestation

Life hasn’t always been bright lights and rockin’ music for Kara DioGuardi.

In her new memoir, A Helluva High Note, she opens up about being repeatedly molested when she was 11 by a family friend’s teenage son.

Wrote DioGuardi:

"On one particular day, he took me into the back shed of his house and put his hands all over my breasts and vagina. I remember freezing and not knowing what to do."

Kara also recounted a story about a time when she went for what she thought was a friendly dinner with a “fairly well-known producer” who then date-raped her.

"[W]ithin a few hours, he was on top of me, pumping, sweating, and speaking to me in Spanish, not a word of which I could understand."

Sadly, those aren’t the only devastating stories from her book.

It breaks out heart to hear these! Her ability to overcome them is amazing, and speaks volumes about her character!

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Kara DioGuardi Tells All About Idol

| Filed under: American IdolSimon CowellKara DioGuardi

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Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has just announced that she will be writing a memoir called, A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, And American Idol.

This should be interesting!

Kara, who quickly became a household name left American Idol after the 10th season under mysterious circumstances.

She now wants to set the record straight and let everyone know what happened. And what life was really like working with Simon Cowell and her fellow judges.

Kara's book is set to come out in April of 2011.

Interested to see what went on behind Idol's closed doors??

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Kara DioGuardi Makes Her Official Exit From AI Statement

| Filed under: American IdolKara DioGuardi


This isn't exactly brand new information, but now it's been made official.

Kara DIOlusional has made a statement regarding her exit from American Idol and girlfriend is pretending she didn't get fired!

The former judge says:

“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. I am very proud to have been associated with American Idol – it has truly been an amazing experience … I look forward to my next challenge, and want to thank everyone who has supported me. All the best to everyone on Season 10!”

Everyone knows that Kara's tired ass was fired from AI, so guess what? You ain't fooling anybody, honey!

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