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Idol News: Randy Jackson Stays, Kara DioGuardi Goes, J.Lo Arriving

Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson

After months of waiting, Kara DioGuardi has finally received the answer she’s been wanting to hear: She won’t be returning to .

Although the decision comes as no surprise, it’s taken some time for it to be official. In fact, Kara - who supposedly tried to quit two months ago - has been waiting just like everybody else to learn the news.

“Would you believe, that she did not hear, and still has not heard anything?” DioGuardi’s father said earlier this month about rumors she had been canned. “Her disappointment is that that’s the way she’s being treated and she feels that’s not proper.”

Well, now she knows.

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Mariah Carey Could Be the Next American Idol Judge

Mariah Carey

The tenth season American Idol judging panel is still up for grabs, according to sources who are in the know. Though early rumors suggested that Jennifer Lopez would be joining new judge Steven Tyler on the reality series, new gossip suggests that FOX is still looking elsewhere for their new female panelist. According to one source, would love to join the series.

Carey’s husband Nick Cannon has also that his wife would “love” to be on the show.

Reps for FOX and for Carey have not commented on the possibility, but everyone involved with the Idol camp has remained mum on all pending judging deals. Though rumors suggest that Steven Tyler is definitely , fans aren’t likely to hear any official Idol judging news until the entire panel has been filled.

Stay up-to-date on all the latest panel rumors and gossip - read all our posts.

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Gossip: Steven Tyler Signed to American Idol Deal

Steven Tyler

FOX is still parroting the “no comment” line, but insiders say has already signed his name on the American Idol contract. According to one source, Tyler inked the deal last week. It’ll be fun to see whether he ties scarves around his desk mic, too. Now, the big question: who will join the Aerosmith front man at the judging table?

Rumor has it that Jennifer Lopez, who was named early as a possible new face on the panel, is asking for a $20 million salary on top of her own styling team and a large dressing room area (which is being referred to as a “compound”). Even despite all this, sources say that J-Lo still isn’t out of the running…though she’s not the only celeb FOX is currently speaking to about the American Idol gig.

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American Idol Source: Don’t Believe the Rumors

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An anonymous source reportedly close to the American Idol judge hunt has come forward - secretly - to denounce rumors that the . Entertainment Weekly broke the story over the weekend. The source is quoted as saying that all celebs up for consideration have been “really gracious,” and that no “unreasonable” demands have been made during the negotiations.

“Don’t believe everything you read,” said the source. , was a potential newcomer to the reality series, but reps from FOX have offered no comments on the news. Early last week, many media outlets reported that J-Lo was no longer up for consideration for the job.

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American Idol: Could Shania Twain Replace J-Lo?

Shania Twain guest judging American Idol

TMZ’s mysterious sources are hinting that Jennifer Lopez may not be totally out of the American Idol picture—but execs have a backup plan, just in case.

According to one unnamed source, pop/country singer is also on the short list of potential Idol judges in Season 10.

Twain previously appeared on Idol in Season 9 twice, both as a guest judge and mentor to the contestants.

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Report: Jennifer Lopez Too Demanding for American Idol

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler

Did Jennifer Lopez’s diva-like reputation cost her a job on American Idol?

According to a source, yes.

Although it had been reported with near certainty that Lopez was going to be a judge on Idol’s tenth season, FOX execs had yet to confirm the rumors. There’s probably a reason for that: she was never officially locked in. Now, it appears J.Lo may have pushed herself out of the running.

“Her demands got out of hand,” an insider told People. “Fox had just had enough.”

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The American Idol Revolving Door: DioGuardi, DeGeneres Out, Steven Tyler, J-Lo In

Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres - American Idol

On the heels of the news that American Idol after only one season, the entire reality hemisphere is erupting. Today, TMZ is reporting that Kara DioGuardi, who graced the show for two seasons, has been fired.

Simon Cowell announced his decision to leave the show at the beginning of Season 9, sounding a death knell for the series…or did he? Two new judges with serious singing chops have now signed on to the singing competition, and they will definitely change the entire dynamic of the show.

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UPDATE: DeGeneres Leaves American Idol, More Changes Possibly Coming

Ellen DeGeneres

UPDATE: No announcements are expected from FOX on Monday.
UPDATE: Jennifer Lopez has reportedly closed a deal to be one of the new judges.

Will it be Chris Isaak or Harry Connick Jr. on American Idol next season? Could it be Isaak and Connick? Or how about this: Isaak, Connick and Jessica Simpson?

These all could be very real scenarios as rumors about a total show makeover grow.

Prior to this week, Idol chatter had primarily been focused on Simon Cowell’s replacement. Then former executive producer Nigel Lythgoe came back into the picture. Then Ellen DeGeneres announced her departure.

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This Week on TV (6/28-7/4)

 

MONDAY (6/28)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  “Ali takes one to a bathhouse, another to a bazaar and four others to a historic fort, where they slather themselves in olive oil and wrestle with each other to earn one-on-one time with her.” The one who enjoys it the least is the one who will win the date.
  • All Worked Up (truTV, 10pm):  “A showgirl uses her dance training in vain to avoid getting towed.” is proof showgirl experience won’t get you far.
  • Obsessed (A&E, 10pm):  Season premiere. “A woman’s need to exercise constantly leaves her little time to spend with her family.” She makes sure to wave at their avatars when she runs past them on Wii Fit.

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This Week on TV (3/8-3/14)


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MONDAY (3/8)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Still hurting from the way Barney ended their romance, Robin gets back at him by getting a beautiful self-help author, played by Jennifer Lopez, to turn the tables on Barney.” He was lead to believe her love wouldn’t cost a thing.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie and Chelsea have one-night stands after breaking up.” Unlike hers, Charlie’s was spent behind bars.
  • Fashion Police (E!, 10pm):  “Comments on fashions worn at the 2010 Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.” Those who aren’t invited, judge…or have a show on E!.

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