According to Deadline, Kara was given the boot the same day Ellen announced that she's leaving the show for good.
Jennifer Lopez has been hired and that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will likely replace Simon Cowell. They don't want more than 3 judges total on the show, like it used to be when the show was actually good.
Jessica Simpson is still in talks to join the judges as well, so if they offer her the job, she'll be the third and final judge.
How do you feel about all these changes? Can American Idol be saved?