Report: Kara DioGuardi Returning To ‘Idol’
First Published: July 30, 2009 1:06 PM EDT Credit: FOX
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Kara DioGuardi, a new addition to the judges’ table on “American Idol” last season, will be returning to the reality competition, E! Online reported.
“Her deal is done. There are no ifs, ands or buts,” an E! source said. “Done. She will be back.”
When contacted by Access Hollywood, a rep for “Idol” had no comment on the new report.
The news comes after the future of another judge, Paula Abdul, has been in question.
“She’s not a happy camper as a result of what’s going on. She’s hurt. She’s angry,” David Sonenberg, Paula’s manager, told the Los Angeles Times earlier this month, claiming that Paula had yet to receive a new contract proposal at the time.
Meanwhile, host Ryan Seacrest was awarded a $45 million three-year contract earlier this summer, making him the highest-paid reality host on television.
“Idol” Season 9 auditions are underway, with the show set to return this fall.
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