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Miley Cyrus Replaces Kara DioGuardi As Judge

American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi makes a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of Miley Cyrus’ hit Disney show, Hannah Montana.

In episode “Judge Me Tender,” Hannah (Cyrus) fills in for Kara alongside judges Andy and Byron on reality show America’s Top Talent. Her stint as a guest judge turns complicated when Oliver (Mitchel Musso) auditions and delivers a knock-out performance.

Kara‘s episode of Hannah Montana premieres on Sunday, October 18 @ 7:30PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.
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Kara DioGuardi: Wedding Details!

American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi (in Vera Wang) and teacher-turned-general contractor Mike McCuddy tied the knot on Sunday (July 5) at 12:30PM in Prospect Harbor, Maine.

They exchanged vows at the United Methodist Church, across the street from her house, in front of about 30 guests.

“I feel great. What was most unbelievable about the experience was when I looked out at the church and saw all these people that were so important to me and Mike, who were there for us. It was pretty powerful. I was very emotional and I’m not somebody who breaks down and cries,” Kara tells In Touch, adding that the weather even behaved. “It’s been raining in Maine for 60 days. The only day that was nice was yesterday!”

Kara, 38, met Mike, 34, when he built the house next to hers in Maine.

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Adam Lambert Is Gay, Says Kara DioGuardi

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is openly gay, says Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.

“I don’t think that Adam was ever in [the closet],” she says in a taped interview airing Friday on The View. “I think he was always openly out. I never thought he wasn’t.”

When asked by Barbara Walters whether Adam‘s perceived sexuality may have swayed voters, Kara said, “Well, first of all, I hope not … because we should be judging on talent and viability in the music industry and they both [Adam and winner Kris Allen] had that.”

Kara DioGuardi is a Bikini Babe

American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi strips down to her bikini while performing onstage during the American Idol Season 8 Grand Finale held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday (May 20) in Los Angeles.

The 38-year-old sang a duet with Katrina Darrell, aka Bikini Girl. The twosome performed their own rendition of Mariah Carey‘s “Vision of Love.” Watch the performance below!

FYI: As host Ryan Seacrest so poignantly pointed out, Katrina got breast implants since we last saw her during auditions!

Kara DioGuardi & Bikini Girl Sing Duet
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Kara DioGuardi is an American Idol

New American Idol hottie judge Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul embrace at the 2009 Fox Winter All-Star Party at My House in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Kara, 38, also spoke at the Fox Network portion of the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel Los Angeles on Tuesday, pictured below.

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Kara DioGuardi's New American Idol Family

Kara DioGuardi is introduced as the new American Idol judge at Chelsea Piers in New York City on Tuesday.

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson welcomed the new judge with open arms, as they all walked the red carpet and posed for pictures.

“It’s like, you know, having dinner with three people for seven years, and getting quite bored of each other,” Cowell said. “So it’s having a fourth person, new opinion, I think it’s gonna be interesting.”

Kara has a good reputation of A, having hits; and B, having an opinion. And that’s a good combination,” Cowell said. “And she’s cute.”

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Kara DioGuardi: New American Idol Judge!

Kara DioGuardi has joined American Idol as a fourth judge!

The 37-year-old will sit alongside Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson and use her background as a songwriter/producer in the eighth season of American Idol (premieres January 2009 on FOX). Paula finally gets another female on the panel to pow-wow with!

Kara‘s songs, “Cheetah Love” and “I’m the One” most recently appeared in the Disney Channel movie Cheetah Girls 3: One World.

“We are turning the heat up on ‘Idol’ this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges’ table,” said creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “She is a smart, sassy lady, and one of America’s most successful songwriters. We know she will bring a new level of energy and excitement to the show.”

For more information on Kara, visit her official website at

Hopefully this is one of the twists AI needs to hook new viewers and keep the old ones!

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