Kara DioGuardi Leaving American Idol 2011 – Double Confirmed

Remember in July when I told you Fox had Kara DioGuardi fired from American Idol 2011? Then a few weeks ago Kara tried to spin it that she had quit American Idol? Yeah, well the word has officially come down from Fox that DioGuardi is now Dio-Gone-i:

After spending two seasons as one of reality TV’s most picked-on judges, Kara DioGuardi is exiting American Idol.

Fox and DioGuardi made the news official Friday following weeks of widespread speculation that her time on the show had run out.

Kara kept her official response very classy with plenty of respect for Idol despite still making it sound like it was her decision to leave.

“I felt like I won the lottery when I joined American Idol two years ago, but I feel like now is the best time to leave Idol. I am very proud to have been associated with [the show] — it has truly been an amazing experience. I am grateful to Fox, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, as well as the cast, crew and contestants, for all they have given to me. I look forward to my next challenge, and want to thank everyone who has supported me. All the best to everyone on Season 10!”

I’m sure Kara will go on to great things which may or may not involve harassing young, long-haired men on a national stage. I kid, I kid. She probably won’t be doing that anymore. Probably.

Source: TV Guide