Kara DioGuardi Found Out She Was Fired From Newspaper

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How did Kara DioGuardi find out she was fired from American Idol?

"She read it the way you did and I did," her dad, Republican senate candidate Joe DioGuardi, tells Capital Tonight (via The Hollywood Reporter). "Would you believe she did not hear — and still has not heard — anything?"

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Fox has yet to confirm publicly the judge switchup, but multiple outlets began reporting the news on July 30.

Joe goes on, "Her disappointment is that that's the way she's being treated and she feels that's not proper. I think they're trying to create a lot of buzz… they're trying to reformat the thing."

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Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Jessica Simpson have all been rumored replacements for DioGuardi and Simon Cowell, who is leaving to launch the X-Factor in the U.S. See the top 10 celebrity bands.

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Joe doesn't think his daughter, who has written songs for Britney Spears and Pink, will suffer career-wise.

"Kara has a very deep career in music. She'll be fine," Joe says. "Would she want to do it another year? I think so… I think at some point [she] will confront them on that."

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