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'Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi Date Raped and Molested as Child

By Adam Wenger on
In her shocking new book, A Helluva High Note, Kara DioGuardi tells the harrowing story of how she was both molested as a child and later date-raped as her career began to take off. The song-writer and former American Idol judge broke news of these shocking revelations in a excerpt posted by E! News, roughly a week before her memoir hits shelves. She writes that at the age of 11 she was repeatedly molested by a teenage family-friend. The memoir looks to be full of grim detail, as one excerpt...Read Full Story

Kara DioGuardi to Judge Singers on New 'Idol'-Like Show

By JJ Duncan on
(Getty Images)Kara DioGuardi found herself out of a job earlier this year when American Idol producers decided to rebuild the judging panel, but come next year she'll be featured on a new Bravo show that takes a few cues from the popularity of Idol. Kara will join show host Jewel for Going Platinum, a show that will follow 12 singer/songwriter contestants as they compete in a series of songwriting challenges. The 12 contestants will live together and their personal lives (and all the...Read Full Story

Report: Kara DioGuardi Booted from 'American Idol'

By Deena Bustillo on
Another one bites the dust: Reports say American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is leaving her post, and not on her own accord. Apparently she was given the boot by execs yesterday, the same day Ellen DeGeneres announced her departure from the TV talent show. Ellen decided to leave after only one season as a reality show judge, explaining: "A couple months ago, I let FOX and the 'American Idol' producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn't leave them in...Read Full Story

'Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi Weds

By Olivia on
Celebrities arrive at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the "American Idol" grand finale. (Photo by Photo Agency) DON'T MISS Kara DioGuardi Dons Bikini on American Idol New Idol Judge Is Engaged Kara DioGuardi, the fourth judge on American Idol's panel, tied the knot yesterday with her longtime boyfriend Mike McCuddy. The ceremony was held in Prospect Harbor, Maine, where the couple first met. As the story goes, DioGuardi owns a home in Prospect Harbor, and she met McCuddy (who's...Read Full Story

American Idol Adds Fourth Judge

By Tatiana Guertin on
After seven wildly successful season, American Idol , the show that has turned nobodies into pop stars, will add a fourth judge.The Fox network announced Monday that Kara DioGuardi, a grammy-nominated songwriter, will join Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson for the eighth season of the show, which premieres in January. Aiming to even out the male to female ratio on the judging panel, Fox executives said a second female judge is long overdue. "With Kara by her side, Paula has some...Read Full Story