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Report: Kara DioGuardi Fired From 'American Idol'

July 31, 2010 (2:54 am) GMT
There's a rumor going around that the 'American Idol' judge is let go from her position so the producers can go back to three-judge format and include Steven Tyler.

Singer/songwriter has been fired from "" - and is set to be replaced by rocker , according to a new U.S. report. The revolving door of judges on the TV talent show is spinning once again - Dioguardi is said to have been booted from the judging panel as part of producers' ongoing cast shake-up.

TMZ.com reports TV bosses have finalized deals to recruit both Tyler and , who will join for a three-judge format on the upcoming 10th season, due to premiere in the U.S. in January.

The news follows ' shock announcement on Thursday, July 29 that she is stepping down from her judging role after just one series on the show, replacing . , who has been with the show since its 2002 inception, quit to concentrate on launching a new series, "".

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