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Kara DioGuardi Of American Idol Fame Is A New Mama!!

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Oh, this is just the most ah-mazing news!

Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi's son was born this afternoon and more than one person helped make this miracle happen!

She and her husband Mike McCuddy struggled to conceive, but a surrogate mother and modern science eventually allowed them to bring Greyson James Carroll McCuddy into the world!

Regardless of which vaginal canal their newborn boy was borne from, we bet today is one of the best days of Kara and Mike's life!

Congratulations, you two!!

Rest up when you can… and don't forget to show us pics of the little man!

[Image via WENN.]

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It's Official! Mariah Carey Inks New Deal As Idol Judge!

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Mariah Carey Judge American Idol

Well, there you have it!

While it was previously rumored, Mariah Carey has OFFICIALLY signed on to judge American Idol!!!

Mariah will be taking the seat that was once occupied by the likes of Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and most recently, Jennifer Lopez!!

Mz. Carey is expected to be making anywhere from $12 million to $17 million for the show's twelfth season, with Randy Jackson expected to stay on board!

Now, the search STILL is on for another male judge to take Steven Tyler's seat and complete the cast!

[Image via WENN.]

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Guess Who Popped The Question On The American Idol Finale?!

Perhaps one of the MOST emotional moments of last night's American Idol finale wasn't JUST Phillip Phillips being crowned…but one that came as a blast from Idol's past!

Last night's show had its fair share of Idol alum in the audience — including season three runner-up, Diana DeGarmo and season five's pretty boy, Ace Young!

Though they didn't originally find love on set of the hit show, the current couple got close after

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Kara DioGuardi Debuts On Broadway

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We haven't read the reviews yet, but judging from the smile on her face, at least it looks like she had a great time with it.

Kara DioGuardi debuted on Broadway last night with her first performance as Roxie Hart in Chicago. Starring alongside Amra-Faye Wright, she tapped, sang and twirled her way onto the ever-growing list of Hollywood ladies to get a start on the Great White Way with a little Hart!

Check out the gallery (below) to see some pics from her opening night!

Congrats, Kara! Hope it was everything you wanted to be!

[Image via WENN.]

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Kara DioGuardi Talks About Her Chicago Debut

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We're going to be straight with you girl - we don't have too high of hopes for you. Just because you can write music doesn't mean you can perform it. Here's your chance to prove us wrong though.

Starting September 5th, Kara DioGuardi will take over the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago. It's a pretty lofty role for a debut and to be frank, we don't think she fits the part, but according to Kara, she has more in common with her character than we think. She explains:

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