Paula Abdul by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
Paula Abdul says she's "thrilled" about the news that producer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi will be joining her on American Idol this season as a fourth judge.
Kara DioGuardi by Lester Cohen/ WireImage.com
Paula is getting reinforcements.
American Idol is adding Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi as a fourth judge this season - which means Paula Abdul will no longer be stuck in the peacemaker role between Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.
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