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'American Idol' Update: Jennifer Lopez Out, Kara DioGuardi Unsure, Mariah Carey Wants In

by Scott Harris, posted Aug 11th 2010 2:20PM
Another day, another rumor about the ongoing 'American Idol' judges' panel musical chairs. In this round: Kara DioGuardi's in the dark about her future on the show, J.Lo's diva demands take her out of contention and Mariah Carey starts her own campaign.

The 'Idol' producers may not be talking to the press about their plans to replace outgoing judges Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, but apparently they're not talking to the other judges, either.

According to Kara DioGuardi's dad, Joe DioGuardi, his daughter still hasn't received a contract for next season. In fact, she gets all of her 'American Idol' news from the same place as the rest of us -- through the media.

"Would you believe that she did not hear and still has not heard anything? She read it the way you did and I did," Joe DioGuardi said in an interview on the local New York TV show 'Capital Tonight.' "In fact, her disappointment is that's the way she's being treated, and she feels that's not proper," he said, adding, "does she want to do it another year? I think so."

There's one person who probably won't be occupying Kara's chair, though -- according to People, Jennifer Lopez is no longer in the running for a spot at the judges' table. "Her demands got out of hand," a source told the mag. "Fox had just had enough."

Don't worry, though, another pop diva has tossed her name into the ring. Nick Cannon proclaimed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that his wife is also interested in the gig. And his wife? Well, she just happens to be one of the most decorated pop stars in music history: Mariah Carey.

"She talks about it," he said when asked his Carey would consider being a judge on 'American Idol.' "She says, 'I would love to do that.' She is one of the greatest singers of our time; she would be great. I don't know if she has enough time, though, but if they could work with her schedule, I know she would love to do 'Idol.' Let's start the campaign!"

Let us know what you would do. And in the meantime, here's a look at Joe DioGuardi's interview courtesy of the folks at American Idol Now:

What do you think? Should they bring back Kara DioGuardi? Are you sad about J.Lo? Or would you rather see Mariah Carey at the judges' table?

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