Do YOU want a hot bikini body like Kara’s? Here’s your chance!
Ever since Kara DioGuardi strutted her stuff in a two piece on American Idol last season (take that, Bikini Girl!), we’ve been minorly obsessed with getting the 39-year-old judge’s sexy bod. Luckily for us, we ran into the always gracious Kara at APCH’s forth annual Stars & Strikes celebrity bowling and poker tournament in Los Angeles March 10, and she dished on how to achieve her fabulous figure.
“What really helped me get over any eating issues I had in the past was to figure out what I love to do in life and am passionate about and get focused on that, instead of focusing on what I look like, the calories I was eating — all of that nonsense,” Kara told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Do you think Kara focuses too much on Casey’s good looks and not enough on his talent?
Kara DioGuardi raved so much about American Idol contestant Casey James‘ sexy blond hair and piercing blue eyes she has the entire world calling her a cougar on the prowl. But the 39-year-old (married!) judge told HollywoodLife.com she wants to set the record straight once and for all — she definitely thinks there’s more to Casey than just a pretty face.
“My real opinion is I don’t want to keep stressing how good looking [Casey] is because he is also talented,” Kara told us exclusively.
Our very own personal American Idol judge agrees with us – Big Mike totally killed it when the Top 14 boys performed last night!
Highlight One – I’m gonna start from the top of the show. The night opened with [Ryan] Seacrest trying to be super dramatic. He went down the line of guys at the beginning, and right before he said, “This is American Idol”. I laughed out loud at how cheesy he was. It made me smile.
Kara, but it seems like you’re totally trying to fill Paula’s stilettos this season. We love you as you are – just be yourself!
Have you noticed some eerie resemblances between Kara DioGuardi and recently departed judge Paula Abdul on American Idol this season? We have!
For starters, despite a rocky relationship with the cantankerous Simon Cowell last year, Kara, 39, seems to be Simon’s new bestie! The two – who sit next to one another now that Ellen DeGeneres switched seats – jostle each other, joke around and flirt like nobody’s business.
Wow, Didi – from the looks of your body language, you’ve got a thing for Idol’s host with the most. And guess what? An expert agrees with us!
Before Didi Benami got roasted by Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and Ellen DeGeneres on American Idol March 3, she seemed downright giddy. Why, you may ask? Well, we have our suspicion – and his name is Ryan Seacrest!
Watch this video footage of Didi, 23, flirting hard with the 35-year-old Idol host and tell us you don’t think she’s majorly crushing!
Where isn’t the Jersey Shore popping out these days? We didn’t think it would be on Kara’s head!
Jersey Shore is literally taking over the world, one step at a time. In addition to appearing on Lopez Tonight and the Tonight Show March 3, one part of the Jersey experience cropped up where you’d least expect it: on American Idol!
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi actually made a guest spot on the show – when judge Kara DioGuardi wore her signature hair poof, that is.
A new report reveals that anyone in the Idol top 5 is guaranteed big bucks!
Regardless of how we feel about this season’s American Idol finalists, five of them are guaranteed to walk away from the competition with pretty hefty wallets, according to a new report from The New York Times. Citing a contract signed during last season’s competition and filed in the state court of Los Angeles, the Times reports that last season’s winner, Kris Allen, earned $650,000 from his time on Idol. And sources close to Idol say that no previous winner has earned less than $1 million within a year of winning, after tallying performance fees and royalties from merchandise sold during the American Idol summer tours. And the rest of the top five Idol finalists don’t do too badly, either. The Times says this season’s top five are expected to earn about $100,000 from their time on the show, and up to four times that much if the show offers them a record deal. As a consolation prize, everyone else in the top 12 is guaranteed at least several thousand dollars. Read more
Did most of the top 12 boys choke, or are our expectations just too high?
After suffering through disappointing performances from the top 12 girls on American Idol, we finally got a chance to watch the guys take the stage last night, and the results were… slightly less disappointing. Though there were a few standout performances (big ups to Casey James and Joe Muñoz) we couldn’t help but long for the boys of season eight: Where were the Adam Lamberts? The Kris Allens? We’d even settle for another Matt Giraud! Todrick Hall, 24, set the tone for the evening by butchering Kelly Clarkson‘s “Since U Been Gone” with an awkward R&B rendition that just didn’t work. Even 20-year-old Tyler Grady (who we love) put on a lackluster performance of The Guess Who‘s “American Woman.” The judges agreed his ’70s rocker vibe is too cliché and it feels forced. Tyler told Ryan Seacrest he may have to take a trip to the mall to change his image — and we can’t wait to see to see what he comes up with! Read more & tell us what YOU thought!
‘Mama Sox’ sang lullabies before she belted out the hits!
24-year-old Elliston, Ohio native Crystal Bowersox dedicated her American Idol audition to her nine-month-old son Mason, and this precious video from September 2009 shows just how much she loves him.
If you’re a fan of the show, you’re probably not used to hearing Crystal’s softer side — hippy-fied ‘MamaSox’ is more apt to using her power pipes to belt out Janis Joplin — so this video is a rare treat.
Watch another video of Crystal here…
Season 9 contestant Andrew Garcia should take home American Idol’s top prize because he has it all — unique looks, a super emotional story, charm and, most importantly, mad talent.
Andrew Garcia, the laid back, hat wearing, Buddy Holly glasses-sporting Southern California native, had me at hello this season on American Idol… Read more
The top 24 has finally been revealed! Drop us a comment and let us know who you want to win this season.
Take a good hard look at that photo. One of those 24 people will be the next American Idol — isn’t that crazy? After weeks of watching all those painstaking auditions, the semifinalists have finally been chosen and the first live performance is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 23. But before you get those texting fingers ready, take a look at the 12 guys and 12 girls you’ll be able to vote for. We’ve gone ahead and put pink stars next to the frontrunners, but let us know who YOU’ll be rooting for when the live shows start next week. Click here to meet the contestants and tell us your favorite!
Kara is definitely fan of the newest Idol judge…but are you?
We’ve all been waiting with bated breath to see how American Idol’s newest judge, Ellen DeGeneres, would do filling Paula Abdul’s recently vacated stilettos. Although the jury may still be out for many of you, at least fellow judge Kara DioGuardi is supporting the talk show host!
“I think she did great,” Kara, 39, told reporters Feb. 10 of Ellen’s Feb. 9 debut, adding, “[She] brings a sense of humor and knows more about music than you think.”
No one knows better than Kara just how nerve-wracking it is to be the new girl (she did come in late to the game last year after the show had been in existence for seven prior seasons, after all) but she likes how the group meshes so far. “I think the dynamic will make such an exciting season and you dont know what’s going to happen,” she says.
Are you excited for Ellen’s big Idol debut this Tuesday?
The wait is almost over! Feb. 9 marks the beginning of Hollywood Week on American Idol, and with it comes the long-awaited arrival of the show’s new fourth judge, Ellen DeGeneres! Yes, the seemingly endless parade of guest judges (Katy Perry, Victoria Beckham and Neil Patrick Harris were our favorites) has ended, and now Ellen has a permanent seat at the table. Rumors are swirling about a feud between Ellen and reigning King Judge Simon Cowell, and we can’t wait to see sparks fly! Click here to read more & vote!
Can you believe how harsh Katy Perry was last night on Idol? We’re personally pretty shocked she was ruder than King of Mean, Cowell
It’s rant time, my dear HollywoodLifers. And oh, I’m ready to let loose. Katy Perry played guest judge during the Los Angeles auditions for American Idol Jan. 26, and she may have been the biggest biatch I’ve ever seen. Read more
Who do you think wore Old Navy better?
Maybe it’s just me, but I didn’t expect any Kardashian sis to break a sweat in something that wasn’t designer — but it turns out Kourtney Kardashian is much more practical than I originally thought! And it looks like Kourt isn’t alone in her workout wear — both Kara DioGuardi and Tori Spelling were spotted working out in the same exact outfit! When it comes to sweating it out these celebs stick to practical gear, just like us! So, who do you think wore the Old Navy tracksuit better? Read more [polldaddy poll=2562025]
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