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Kara DioGuardi Denies Feud With Katy Perry

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Call off the cat fight!

Kara DioGuardi says she and Katy Perry were joking around on Tuesday night's American Idol, during which the guest judge threatened to throw a Coke at DioGuardi for singing her hit "I Kissed a Girl."

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"People actually think that I was upset by this — like there was tension," DioGuardi, 39, said on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show.

"I think that it's really good that she disagreed with me," continued DioGuardi. "I think that it's important that people have different opinions or else who wants to watch the show? It'd be boring."

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The songwriter-producer, who has worked with Perry, 25, added, "It's Katy. I've known Katy for a long time."

Still, her family wasn't so convinced the sparring was in good fun.

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"My Italian cousins back home wrote me texts like, 'Does she need a smack down?' I was like, 'No. You've got to chill out,'" DioGuardi joked.

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