Kara DioGuardi will be on American Idol, Paula Abdul’s future still not certain

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Kara DioGuardi will return as a judge for the FOX juggernaut American Idol, much to the dismay of many fans who felt she was too self-promoting last season. The established songwriter wrote the much-maligned song “No Boundaries” for last season’s winner, and also had the guts to challenge Bikini Girl to a sing off on the season finale. But where does that leave resident space case Paula Abdul’s contract negotiations?

Guessing which of the judges will be back on American Idol next season has become a popular game.

And yeah, we’re having trouble keeping track of the rumors, reports and whispers, too.

However, we can tell ya that Kara DioGuardi will be back for season nine of the hit reality show…

“Her deal is done. There are no ifs, ands or buts,” a source said. “Done. She will be back.”

No surprise, but the source reports that DioGuardi’s new deal doesn’t even come close to what the other judges are getting or, in Paula Abdul’s case, asking for.

DioGuardi is set to start shooting a new season of auditions in the next week or so. Reps for DioGuardi and the show declined to comment.

Even if Ms. Abdul is still hammering out a deal, we have a feeling all will be worked out in the end and all four judges will return.

[From E!Online]

I guess I am in the minority, because I would much rather see Kara on the show than Paula. I actually mute the TV whenever Paula is talking because she adds absolutely nothing to the show with her idiotic comments. And don’t even get me started on her fashion choices! At least Kara tries to add some constructive criticism. I think she was in a tough position last year, coming into a situation where the three original judges already had massive fan bases and she was a total unknown. But give her some time- I really believe she will turn out to be a much better asset than Paula – who seems more interested in hawking her tacky jewelry line and fooling around with Simon than the actual contestants.

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  1. Obvious says:

    I HATE Kara. Another season of me refusing to watch it. As much as I love to make fun of Paula I adore her. She’s like a puppy, incredibly helpless-however I find her just as annoying as said puppy howling at 2am because it’s lonely.

    It’s a shame they’ve ruined this show. I hated the new format, and being able to save a contestant? Come on. BULL!!!!

  2. Tia says:

    ughhhhhhhhhh Kara is so irritating.

  3. Ron says:

    There is nothing like watching Paula’s Vicodin kick in about 30 minutes into the show. She is by far my favorite part of Idol. Now that Ryan is making 15 million a year they can fork over his hair frosting budget and get Paula some cash!

  4. Mme X says:

    oh no. I was hoping Kara would leave. She made me like Paula.

  5. Ruby Red Lips says:

    I really liked Kara and don’t understand why everyone hates her.

    Thought she gave great advice and was v honest. Loved her.

    Paula giving ‘advice’ is a joke, but saying that the show wouldn’t be the same w/o her

  6. access says:

    I think she’s a good songwriter and her comments are useful to the contestants.

  7. barneslr says:

    I don’t hate Cara, but she adds nothing to the show. There’s just no reason for her to be on AI. Surely there is some other program they can put her on, where she will be of value.

    Idol without Paula just isn’t Idol. They need to hurry up and get her back under contract ASAP. They will lose a lot of viewers if she isn’t there.