Kara Dioguardi was polarizing for most loyal fans of American Idol.
The different poles seemed to typically enjoy Kara and her rambling, sassy criticism, while others just saw her as annoying foreplay for Simon’s criticism.
The latter group will rejoice with the following news: Dioguardi has reportedly been booted from Idol a day following Ellen’s “decision” to leave the show*.
*The quotations indicate sarcasm in that Ellen most likely didn’t just decide to leave Idol, rather she was forced out because she was given the option to save face before she was fired by the show’s producers.
The judges in place to replace Ellen and Kara, according to reports, are Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. At this point, Lopez’s contract is reportedly a done deal while Tyler’s has yet to be hammered out. Flanking Randy Jackson with Tyler and Lopez would be a fascinating change to the show and guarantee renewed interest in a franchise that saw its ratings slide down a steep decline last season.
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