Accomplished songwriter/producer turned TV personality Kara DioGuardi is shocked that she was axed from American Idol in favor of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. According to TMZ, American Idol fired DioGuardi and is going back to three judges instead of four, with Lopez and Tyler joining Idol veteran Randy Jackson. And the only way Kara could get her spot back is if the J.Lo deal falls apart, but reports suggest that the deal is done.

“Kara loved judging Idol,” a source said. “She’s horrified that she’s just being tossed aside like this. “She understands the show is in need of a revamp, but Kara really thought she had a job for as long as she wanted it. She’s beside herself.”

Aww, poor Kara!