Kara DioGuardi talks 'Platinum Hit,' 'Chicago,' 'American Idol'


Kara DioGuardi credits "American Idol" with helping her come out of her shell, but there's nowhere she'd rather be than with her new reality series, "Platinum Hit." The Bravo show has DioGuardi, along with Jewel, mentoring songwriters through an "Idol"-like competition So there's that. But DioGuardi also recently announced that she'll be taking over the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of "Chicago" come September. "This is so exciting," DioGuardi tells Zap2it. "For anyone who grew up in New York, it's always a dream to be on Broadway."And she plans to seek advice from some of her previous collaboration partners, like Ashlee Simpson -- who herself played Hart twice, most recently on Broadway in 2009.The former "Idol" judge (she sat behind the judges' table on seasons 8 and 9) credits the FOX competition show with helping her get over stage fright. "Without 'Idol,' there's no way I could be doing this," she says....



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