Kara Dioguardi Recent News



‘Platinum Hit’ Exec Producer Evan Bogart: Why He Chose Kara DioGuardi

Bravo is ready to shake up the reality competition world with Platinum Hit, a new show that goes behind the scenes of the industry like never before.

Celebuzz talks to executive producer — and hugely successful songwriter —  Evan Bogart about what makes the show so different, why he chose Jewel to host…

Wes Ferguson | May 30, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Kara DioGuardi Returns to TV With ‘Platinum Hit’ (VIDEO)

Kara DioGuardi is back in the judge’s seat — but this time it’s for Bravo’s new series, Platinum Hit.

Hoping to cultivate a new generation of songwriters, Kara is ready for the world to see how hits are really made. She recently told NBC:
“Songs are the backbone of the music industry,…

| May 30, 2011 - 10:00 am

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler Join ‘Idol’

After months of rumors and speculation, American Idol finally announced its two new judges on Wednesday, with Ryan Seacrest confirming in a live press conference that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join the musical juggernaut in season-ten.
After the Aerosmith frontman, 62, was introduced on stage, J.Lo, 38, emerged from a cloud…

| September 22, 2010 - 10:23 am

Labor Day Weekend in Review: Kanye, Bieber & Paris Scoop

Too busy enjoying fun in the sun this Labor Day Weekend to keep tabs on your favorite celebs? Not to worry —Celebuzz is more than happy to update you on Paris Hilton’s post-arrest vacation, Teresa Giudice’s latest legal drama and which American Idol judge is officially out in our handy Labor Day Weekend in Review:…

| September 6, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Kara DioGuardi Wanted to Leave ‘American Idol’

Don’t feel too bad for Kara DioGuardi. Sure, she might have gotten the ax from her American Idol judging gig, but she didn’t want the job anymore anyway. Really.
A source tells E! Online that DioGuardi, who was reportedly shown the door at Idol late last month, was actually looking to get off the…

| August 23, 2010 - 4:41 pm

Kara DioGuardi and Emmanuelle Chriqui Get Naked In ‘Allure’ (PHOTOS)

Nice to see at least some famous women rebelling against society’s increasing obsession with fashion.
American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, Grey’s Anatomy actress Jessica Capshaw, “Bubbly” chanteuse Colbie Caillat, Entourage beauty Emmanuelle Chriqui, Death at a Funeral actress Regina Hall and Michael Douglas’ sole reason for living, Catherine Zeta-Jones, all do their part to…

Alex Blagg | April 13, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Celebrity Homes: Kara DioGuardi’s Idol Sanctuary (PHOTOS)

Welcome to a photo tour of celebrity homes currently on the market, guided by the celebrities themselves (not really, but let’s pretend).
Next up on our star tour: the 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom, $1.6 million Idol Sanctuary of A.I. judge, Kara DioGuardi.  “No Boundaries” inside Kara’s home? 
Take a peek and see…

Alex Blagg | February 26, 2010 - 1:42 pm

PHOTO GALLERY: Kara DioGuardi’s Fancy Footwork in NYC

Kara DioGuardi put on quite the performance for phogotographers outside her hotel in New York on Tuesday.
Decked out in a delightful red dress, the American Idol judge amazed everyone with her bending prowess by dipping under a low railing. If this whole singing-contest thing doesn’t work out for her, we bet she could…

Celebuzz | September 16, 2009 - 3:45 pm

Kara DioGuardi Approves Of Ellen On ‘Idol’

It seems like everyone is excited that Ellen DeGeneres has been picked as the new judge on American Idol!
Idol judge Kara DioGuardi couldn’t be happier to share the judging table with the talk show host.
“I’m a huge Ellen DeGeneres fan,” she said in an interview airing today on Sirius XM’s The…

Betsy Waldman | September 11, 2009 - 10:30 am

Kara DioGuardi “Shocked” by Paula’s Idol Exit

Count newest American Idol host Kara DioGuardi among those who were caught off-guard by Paula Abdul’s abrupt departure from American Idol earlier this week.
“I can’t get over it. I’m completely shocked,” DioGuardi professed on Ryan Seacrest’s KIISFM radio show on Friday. “It’s such a loss for the show, such a loss for the…

Celebuzz | August 7, 2009 - 5:45 pm

Kara DioGuardi Is Returning to American Idol

Rejoice! Or, if you prefer, lament!
E! Online reports that controversial fourth American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi will indeed be returning for the show’s ninth season, which begins shooting auditions in the coming weeks.
“Her deal is done. There are no ifs, ands or buts,” a source reveals. “Done. She will be back.”

Celebuzz | July 30, 2009 - 8:45 am

Kara DioGuardi Has Tied the Knot

In Touch Weekly reports that American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi wed her fiancé, general contractor Mike McCuddy, in Prospect Harbor, Maine, on Sunday.
The pair—who met when McCuddy built the house next to DioGuardi’s and got engaged in December—exchanged vows at the United Methodist Church in front of about 30 guests.
“What was…

Celebuzz | July 6, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Kara DioGuardi Outs Adam Lambert

Throughout the past season of American Idol, judge Kara DioGuardi never was one to keep her mouth shut, and so it’s no wonder that she continues to run her mouth after the season has ended.
As everyone knows, the main topic of conversation since last week’s finale has been when, and if, runner up

Betsy Waldman | May 29, 2009 - 9:15 am

VIDEO: Kara DioGuardi Has Been Working Out

Last night’s American Idol finale was entertaining, to say the least. 
While many were shocked that Kris Allen beat out the favorite Adam Lambert to win the eighth season, perhaps a bigger shocker was delivered from controversial fourth judge Kara DioGuardi
When Ryan Seacrest brought back the contestant known as “Bikini Girl” to the stage…

Betsy Waldman | May 21, 2009 - 9:45 am

Simon Cowell Says Kara DioGuardi Isn’t Going Anywhere

She was out last week, but Simon Cowell says she’s back in.
Only a few days ago, Kara DioGuardi shared the news that she was almost 100% sure that this would be her first and only season as the fourth judge on American Idol. However, Simon appeared on an episode of the The Ellen

Celebuzz | May 5, 2009 - 11:45 am

Kara DioGuardi May Be Done With ‘Idol’

Well, that was quick.
After becoming the controversial, fourth judge for the current season of American Idol, Kara DioGuardi is confirming that her time is almost up.
She tells TV Guide Magazine, “I’m only here for one season. That’s what we’ve discussed. So we’ll see what happens. Hopefully they’ll keep me on.”

Betsy Waldman | May 2, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Kara DioGuardi ‘Disappointed’ By Paula Abdul

Newest American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has responded to recent comments by Paula Abdul in which she said that four judges was one too many.
“Paula has a right to her opinions, but I was disappointed by her comments, and hurt that she did not address them to me in person,” Kara told Access

Celebuzz | February 26, 2009 - 9:02 am

Kara DioGuardi on Bikini Girl: “What a B*tch!”

It looks like American Idol host Kara DioGuardi has won the battle of wills between herself and contestant Katrina Darrell, a/k/a Bikini Girl.
Darrell got the ax from the show on last night’s episode, after seemingly sabotaging her partners’ performance during group night by ditching practice for sleep the night before and throwing major…

Celebuzz | February 5, 2009 - 4:45 pm

American Idol Is ‘Loving You’

As Randy put it last night, Season 8 of American Idol is shaping up to be “very weird.”
Meet Naomi Sykes and her friend Jessica. A nervous Naomi, completely convinced of her talent, rolled into the audition in Jacksonville, Florida with the intention of blowing the judges (Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul,

Celebuzz | January 28, 2009 - 11:15 am
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