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Report: Kara DioGuardi Returning To "Idol"

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    Report: Kara DioGuardi Returning To "Idol"
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    Songwriter and "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi married her boyfriend, contractor Mike McCuddy, in a small, private ceremony in Prospect Harbor, Maine, July 5. The guestlist was small - only 30 of the couple's closest friends and family attended - and did not include her fellow "Idol" judges, Us Magazine reported.

    Kara DioGuardi, a new addition to the judges' table on "American Idol" last season, will be returning to the reality competition, E! Online reported.

    "Her deal is done. There are no ifs, ands or buts," an E! source said. "Done. She will be back."

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    When contacted by Access Hollywood, a rep for "Idol" had no comment on the new report.

    The news comes after the future of another judge, Paula Abdul, has been in question.

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    "She's not a happy camper as a result of what's going on. She's hurt. She's angry," David Sonenberg, Paula's manager, told the Los Angeles Times earlier this month, claiming that Paula had yet to receive a new contract proposal at the time.

    Meanwhile, host Ryan Seacrest was awarded a $45 million three-year contract earlier this summer, making him the highest-paid reality host on television.

    "Idol" Season 9 auditions are underway, with the show set to return this fall.

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