Topic: American Idol

Kara DioGuardi Refuses to Go Away

Kara DioGuardi Refuses to Go Away

Although I thought that the way American Idol fired judge Kara DioGuardi was kind of cold, I agreed with their choice to let her go – Kara was long-winded, annoying, and kept turning every critique into a story about herself. However, getting canned from Idol has not caused her to go away and stop bothering me. More »

Conspiracy Theory: Jennifer Lopez Is Holding Out for More ‘American Idol’ Money

Conspiracy Theory: Jennifer Lopez Is Holding Out for More 'American Idol' Money

Although the tenth season of American Idol produced another lackluster winner, the ratings for the show have remained strong. A lot of that has to do with the stunt casting of new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. However, J.Lo is playing coy about whether she’ll be back for season 11. It’s likely that she only signed a one-season contract, and the show isn’t above canning female judges after just a season or two (see also: Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres). But I think there’s another reason J.Lo is claiming to be “on the fence” about coming back – money. More »