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Kara Dioguardi on Howard Stern as a possible 'American Idol' judge: 'I don't think he has a musical background'

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American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi isn’t backing Howard Stern as a possible replacement for Simon Cowell when the cantankerous Brit leaves next season to appear on his new talent show The X Factor. Though she pointed out that the idea of the shock jock joining the show is “just a rumor” at this point — granted, a rumor he’s confirmed in extensive on-air musings this week — she says she doesn’t think he’s got the musical chops to step in for Cowell. “I don’t think he has any kind of musical background,” she told reporters during an Idol press conference today. “If you are going to replace Simon, you have to have that background [and be] someone who knows about signing great artists and being a part of their career from the very beginning.”