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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?

[Image via WENN.]

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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!

[Image via Brian To/WENN.com.]

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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??

[Image via Kristen Noseda/WENN.]

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Kara DioGuardi Makes Her Official Exit From AI Statement

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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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Kara Dioguardi Trying To Spin Her Failure On Idol!

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Kara Dioguardi is full of shit surprises!

According to a source, Kara has been trying to leave American Idol for some time now.

"She went to Fox two months ago and told them she didn't want to do another season. She's ready to move on. She did two years and thinks that's enough."

PUHLEASE!! The source goes on to spew more bullshit talk about Kara’s “contractual obligations” to Fox, which apparently prevent her from taking meetings with other companies.

"It's frustrating because she can't even take any meetings…everyone wants to know what her schedule will be like, but she doesn't know. What happens if Fox tells her they still want her for next season?"

Um, we don’t buy this for a second. This is Kara planting stories and trying to cover up her embarrassing exit from Idol.

Stop trying to spin this, Kara! You lost this battle!

[Image via Kristen Noseda/WENN.]

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Even Ad Buyers Are Sick Of American Idol

| Filed under: TV NewsAmerican IdolEllen DeGeneresSimon CowellKara DioGuardi


We don't blame 'em!

According to a survey, ad buyers were asked various questions about the upcoming season of American Idol, including who their favorite judge is and how many seasons they think the singing competition has.

Most of the participants said that Simon Cowell was their favorite judge and that they believe this next season should be their last.


Many of them even agreed with Fox's decision to get rid of judges Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi.

As predicted, ad buyers believe that AI's ratings will most likely fall dramatically now that Simon is out and producers are scrambling to find the right mix on the judges panel.

Here's an easy answer: PICK PEREZ!!

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Kara DioGuardi Found Out She Was Fired From The Newspaper

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It seems Kara DioGuardi found out that she wasn't returning to American Idol by reading it in the paper. According to her father Joe DioGuardi, Fox gave her the silent treatment - and still is!

He said:

"Would you believe she did not hear — and still has not heard — anything? She read it the way you did and I did. Her disappointment is that that's the way she's being treated and she feels that's not proper. I think they're trying to create a lot of buzz … they're trying to reformat the thing. But Kara has a very deep career in music … she'll be fine. Would she want to do it another year? I think so … I think at some point [she] will confront them on that."

Real clASSy, Fox.

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