Idol Judge Kara DioGuardi Is Engaged

The new "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi is already making headlines.

DioGuardi just got engaged to her teacher-burned-builder boyfriend Mike McCuddy.

McCuddy proposed to DioGuardi on her 38th birthday, while the pair was on winter vacation in Mexico.

DioGuardi tells People magazine:  "I was in, of course, my thermal smiley-face pajamas that one of my best friends gave me for Christmas."

"He said, 'I have a question: Do you know where my shoes are?'" she told reporters at FOX's Television Critics Association after-party on Tuesday.

When she said she didn't know, McCuddy responded, "All right, well then will you marry me?"

DioGuardi's rep says "No wedding date has been planned."

What the Editorial:

I really like Kara, she's a good judge.

Get ready for more stories about her and what she's up to on and off the show.

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