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Kara DioGuardi

The new judge on "American Idol" may not be America's favorite first-quarter addition, but one thing is certain: She sure has upped the drama ante on a series that was becoming dangerously stagnant this season. Whether inspiring Simon Cowell to gripe about her on Jay Leno, or inciting scorn from Megan Joy's brother, Kara DioGuardi fulfilled her role as drama-instigator extraordinaire on Season 8 of "American Idol." --HIT -- Stephanie LysaghtMichael Becker / Fox