Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who will be joining the judging table for American Idol's eighth season. DioGuardi grew...

Because one Kara DioGuardi reality show isn't nearly enough...

The former American Idol judge will appear alongside Jewel on the singing competition Platinum Hit later this month, premiering May 30. But for those who are dying to go further inside the life of this songwriter, Bravo will soon have the show for you!

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In her upcoming memoir, "A Helluva High Note," former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi writes about her successful career in the music business.

But it's DioGuardi's personal past that is getting attention right now, as excerpts of the book have been released and they focus on a pair of traumatic experiences: molestation and date rape.

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Forget trees falling in the forest. Consider this question: if someone pens a memoir, but no one ever reads it, does the book actually exist?

We ask this question in light of the news that Kara DioGuardi will release "A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, And American Idol," in April 2011. The songwriter, who was never very popular during her two years on the show, was fired/quit Idol in early September.

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One way or the other, it seems highly unlikely that Kara DioGuardi will return to American Idol next season.

While the show refuses to comment on speculation regarding its panel in 2011, Steven Tyler is all but confirmed as a new judge - and a new report states DioGuardi wants to exit of her own volition even if producers want her back. In fact:

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A year after strutting around in a black two-piece on stage on the American Idol finale, Kara DioGuardi tells Women's Health that the move "probably saved my job."

"I kept saying no," the songwriter said, recalling the plan to face off against Katrina Darrell, a.k.a. Bikini Girl. "I mean, what crazy nut is gonna go out there in a bikini at almost 40 years of age against a girl who's 20 and likely cosmetically enhanced?"

Kara DioGuardi Biography

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Kara DioGuardi Quotes

I have my own style ... I'm honest. And pretty feisty.

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I can be pretty tough at times, and nurturing when I have to be.

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