Kara DioGuardi: I'm definitely not quitting 'American Idol,' it's made up
By John Bracchitta, 04/23/2009
Kara DioGuardi is vehemently denying reports that she is regretting joining American Idol as its new fourth judge and is on the verge of quitting the Fox reality show.
"I didn't quit. Are you kidding me?! Who quits American Idol? I'm not quitting American Idol this season. No, I'm having a great time," DioGuardi toldEntertainment Tonight at Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood party last night when asked to respond to the allegations, which had appeared in an Wednesday afternoon OK! Weekly report.
DioGuardi said that recent reports that she's unhappy on American Idol or not getting along with Paula Abdul or either of the show's two other original judges have been "all made up," and joked that the false reports could be due to the fact that her real life isn't very interesting.
"Maybe because I'm not really interesting in my real person so they're making stuff up. I have no idea. it's crazy," DioGuardi told ET after Idol's live Wednesday night results show. "There's no feud between me and [Paula Abdul], there's not feud with me and [Simon Cowell] and I definitely didn't quit. I definitely was at work tonight."
The 38-year-old judge did note that she isn't sure whether her Idol experience will extend beyond the current season, but attributed that the fact that she is only signed to a one-season contract and not to a desire to quit the show.
"I'm signed up for one season, so we'll see. But I definitely didn't quit," DioGuardi reiterated. "I love American Idol, I love my fellow judges, no beef. All is good."