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Kara Dioguardi is going to be a mom!

Kara DioGuardi is going to be a mom!

The former American Idol judge, and Grammy-nominated songwriter, tells People that she and husband Mike McCuddy will welcome their first child via gestational surrogate in the coming weeks.

“We are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy,” DioGuardi, 42, tells PEOPLE.

After years of struggling with fertility issues and multiple failed IVF attempts, the couple, who wed in 2009, decided to explore other paths to parenthood — including adoption and surrogacy.

In the end, says DioGuardi, “We made a personal decision to try with a surrogate. I asked someone we knew, a friend. And on the first try, it worked.”

“We’re praying for our surrogate, that she gets through this and that it’s as easy on her as it can possibly be, because she’s been a gem throughout the whole process,” says the songwriter and music publisher.

“I’ve got two people on my mind: her and the baby. She’s given us this incredible gift.”

Congrats to the couple!


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Kara DioGuardi opens up about being molested


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Kara DioGuardi gets a new TV show!

Just two months after leaving American Idol (or being asked not to return), Kara DioGuardi is heading back to the judging table as the lead judge on Going Platinum, a new song-writing competition on Bravo. More from PEOPLE:

“Hit songs are the backbone of the music industry, and as a publisher, nothing excites me more than finding new songwriting talent,” DioGuardi says. “I am happy to be a part of a show that helps up and coming songwriters pursue their dreams, while giving the public a look into the creative process.”

Jewel will host the show and help judge the competition, along with a music executive and celebrity guests. Going Platinum starts taping this month and will premiere in 2011.

The show will follow 12 musicians as they write music and lyrics for different genres, from hip-hop to love songs to dance tracks. The winner will receive a $100,000 prize, as well as music-publishing and recording deals.

A source familiar with the show says it’s a good fit for DioGuardi because “at heart, she’s a songwriter. Idol was performance-driven. This isn’t just about finding the next big singer – it’s about finding a hit maker, and she loves to nurture talent.”

Posted Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 8:08am
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Fox was dirty with firing Kara DioGuardi!

Fox was dirty in how they fired former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. Wait ’til you find out how they let her go!

In all actuality, they really haven’t informed her formally that she’s been fired. When tabloids and newspapers ran with the story late last month, she wasn’t even contacted by Fox. What’s worse is that she found out when the story was printed in the newspaper!

Us Magazine has more:

“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?”

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.”

That is really shady!!!

Source, Bauer-Griffin

Posted Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 3:15pm
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