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Ellen quits, Kara DioGuardi fired, J. Lo stepping up? 'American Idol' gets shaken up.

Looks like Kara didn't make the cut. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for VH1)

It seems as though in the last 12 hours Fox has decided to give American Idol a complete overhaul, judge-wise. Following some rumors, Ellen Degeneres announced on her Twitter account that she was, in fact, leaving Fox's hit show. The news came as quite a shock considering she'd only been a judge for one season and seemed to be enjoying herself. Granted, her lack of knowledge about the music industry had a few fans complaining, but overall it seemed like a decent fit.

Apparently not.

Or maybe Fox just wanted to freak everyone out, because now? Kara DioGuardi has been fired according to The show is returning to a three-judge panel and Kara got the boot. Randy Jackson is now the only original judge left standing considering Simon Cowell retired from the show at the end of last season.

Rumors are running rampant with people like J. Lo and Steven Tyler being talked about as the new judges. No official announcements have been made by Fox as of yet but Steven Tyler has apparently already started fielding questions about being Ellen's replacement (TMZ) and Jennifer Lopez's contract is a done deal.

Just a few months ago, it was rumored that Adam Lambert would be showing up as a judge and well, we all see how that turned out. Your best bet? Wait until Fox makes the official announcement.



  • Beanie 3 years ago

    I hope that show runs itself square into the ground. I hate it. And not just because I waited in line for 30 hours to do my Tone Deaf Rhapsody and be thrown out of the auditions either....Totally not why I hate it.

  • Boner1 3 years ago

    i agree with beaner, the show sucks. I wish it would go away and instead air reruns of that sweet Nam show, Tour of Duty. Dien cai dao, mutha f*cka.

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