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Songwriter Kara DioGuardi's son born via surrogate

Songwriter Kara DioGuardi's son born via surrogate

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Kara DioGuardi's publicist says the former "American Idol" judge became a first-time mother after her gestational surrogate gave birth to her son.
Kara DioGuardi headed to Broadway

Kara DioGuardi headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Songwriter, producer and TV personality Kara DioGuardi is to make her Broadway debut in "Chicago," the stage musical's producers confirmed Monday.
DioGuardi to star in second Bravo show

DioGuardi to star in second Bravo show

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- Bravo says it has ordered "Kara," a new docu-series exploring the life and career of U.S. songwriter Kara DioGuardi.
DioGuardi says producer raped her

DioGuardi says producer raped her

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- U.S. songwriter and TV personality Kara DioGuardi says in her memoir "A Helluva High Note" she was date-raped by a music producer.
Summer, Lewis to be 'Platinum Hit' judges

Summer, Lewis to be 'Platinum Hit' judges

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Bravo says Leona Lewis, Donna Summer, Jermaine Dupri and Taio Cruz are to be guest judges on its new U.S. songwriting competition series, "Platinum Hit."
DioGuardi writing 'Idol' memoir

DioGuardi writing 'Idol' memoir

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Songwriter Kara DioGuardi is writing a book about her two seasons as a judge on TV's "American Idol," said It Books, a division of HarperCollins.
Jewel, DioGuardi to star in music series

Jewel, DioGuardi to star in music series

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Jewel is to serve as host of "Going Platinum," Bravo's new competition series spotlighting aspiring songwriters.
Lopez, Tyler confirmed as 'Idol' judges

Lopez, Tyler confirmed as 'Idol' judges

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are to be judges on "American Idol" when the singing competition show returns for its 10th season, it has been announced.

DioGuardi looking for 'Idol' chemistry

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi says she wants to spend time with the U.S. TV series' newest judge, Ellen DeGeneres, so they can bond.
Lachey records song with 'Idol' judge

Lachey records song with 'Idol' judge

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Singer Nick Lachey says his upcoming album "Coming Up for Air" will feature a duet with "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi.
'Idol' star Sanjaya approves of DioGuardi

'Idol' star Sanjaya approves of DioGuardi

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Sanjaya Malakar, a standout in the sixth season of "American Idol," says this season's new judge, Kara DioGuardi, is revitalizing the U.S. TV series.
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Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (pronounced /ˈkærə diːɵˈɡwɑrdi/; born December 9, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres. DioGuardi has worked with many popular artists; her songs have appeared on more than 159 million albums worldwide. DioGuardi is a Grammy nominated writer, 2011 NAMM Music For Life Award winner, 2009 NMPA Songwriter Icon Award winner, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, and has received 15 BMI Awards for co-writing the most performed songs on the radio.

DioGuardi served as a judge on American Idol for its eighth and ninth seasons. In 2008 she was appointed to the position of executive vice president of talent development at Warner Bros. Records, and has signed acts such as Jason Derülo and Iyaz. She is currently the head judge on Bravo's singer-songwriter competition series Platinum Hit.

DioGuardi was born in Ossining, New York. She is of Arbëresh (Albanian) and Italian descent and was raised Roman Catholic. Her father is former Republican Congressman Joseph J. DioGuardi. She is a 7th cousin, once removed of the veteran TV personality Regis Philbin. Her mother Carol died in 1997 after a 7-year battle with ovarian cancer.

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