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:
"She went to Fox two months ago and told them she didn't want to do another season," a source told E! News. "She's ready to move on. She did two years and thinks that's enough."
Many Idol viewers seem to agree. Kara isn't exactly a viewer favorite.
Will Kara DioGuardi tell American Idol fans to talk to the hand? Her status is still unknown.
However, the songwriter's contract extends for another year. So even if she wants out, the show could keep Kara around if it can't reach an agreement with Jennifer Lopez or other rumored replacements.
"It's frustrating because she can't even take any meetings," the insider said. "Everyone wants to know what her schedule will be like, but she doesn't know. What happens if Fox tells her they still want her for next season?"
The network hasn't said a word about DioGuardi's status yet. Do you want her back on the show?