Kara DioGuardi Calls it Quits on American Idol
The departure of Kara DioGuardi from “American Idol” has been made official by Fox. Meanwhile the rumor mill over Jennifer Lopez arriving as a judge continues to heat up. DioGuardi was an “American Idol” judge during the show’s eight as well as ninth season.
DioGuardi said in a statement that Fox issued, I feel it’s the best time for leaving “Idol” right now. I am looking forward to new challenges.
Show executives offered no reason for the departure of DioGuardi.
Simon Fuller, executive producer and “Idol” creator provided a cryptic quote that suggested the relationship wasn’t completely over. Fuller said I will miss her being on the show, however I am looking forward to work in music with her for many years.
TMZ.com meanwhile, is reporting that a Lopez deal should wrap up in the days following Labor Day weekend.