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Former "Idol" Robbed at Gunpoint

8/24/2006 1:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MIkalah GordonLAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former "American Idol" contestant Mikalah Gordon was "in a panic" but was not physically harmed after being robbed at gunpoint in Las Vegas, her mother said Thursday. Gordon, 18, was roughed up by robbers who accosted her and a male friend about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on a sidewalk in a neighborhood about seven miles northwest of the Las Vegas Strip, said her mother, Victoria Cavaricci. "She's not physically harmed, but she's in a panic," Cavaricci told The Associated Press in a brief telephone interview from her Las Vegas home. Cavaricci said the robbers got away with a cell phone and $5.

Las Vegas police confirmed the robbery occurred and they were investigating. Gordon reached the finals of the 2005 "American Idol" competition. She graduated from a Las Vegas high school and now lives in Los Angeles, where she is pursuing an entertainment career.

Cavaricci said her daughter was "scarred and scared" and unable to talk with a reporter early Thursday. She said she had not canceled a scheduled appearance to sing this weekend at a benefit for children with cancer in Orange County, Calif.

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mlc31    

pursuing an entertainment career? never even heard of her. More than likely she'll get spit out the bottom of the porn industry in a couple of years.

2893 days ago
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Crayola    

Shit happens at least she wasn't hurt. My does she have a big mouth!

2893 days ago
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lovely    

once again tmz is high on crack..
pretty soon they will think normal people who live everyday lives are celebs.

2893 days ago
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mlc31    

she does have a big mouth. almost as big as fantasia's. have you seen the commercial for that s***-fest movie she put out on lifetime? one clip has her laughing and I swear you could park a van inside that gaping hole she calls a mouth. f***, that is one ugly broad.

2893 days ago
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ECJ    

Wasn't this the chick that had that annoying voice like the Fran Dreschler? Why do you bother with this crap... she's nobody.

2893 days ago
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mlc31    

hey tmz,
I took my truck in for an oil change this morning. Why don't you print that:) it's about as newsworthy as this chick getting held up.

2893 days ago
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Amy    

$5.00 in Vegas huh? I see American Idol has taken her places

2893 days ago
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dea    

Are you sure that's not Lil' Kim?

2893 days ago
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kathryn    

Who is this?

2893 days ago
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Frank    

She's the co-host of Fox Reality Channel's American Idol Remix. She has a job in the "entertainment" industry. So it isn't that she's a nobody. She's just teetering on the brink of obscurity.

2893 days ago
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Amara    

Wow, what a big mouth.She should have bitten them with that big mouth. She would have definetly taken a bite out of crime. She looks like a pornstar.

2893 days ago
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trish    

And your reporting this to us because.............................................?!

2893 days ago
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SheilaRP    

SO WHAT!!!!!!!!!!
1. Theres a starving, homeless family that need help!
2. Theres are senior citizens that has to eat cat food because they can't afford anything else
3. Theres a baby who's mother has left him/her home alone for days at a time without food or a change of pampers...

NOW.... TMZ when you start really printing stories that matter then you will have posted a REAL story.... OH AND BY THE WAY, THAT AMERICAN IDLE WANNABE LOOKS LIKE SHE HAD A FEW SURGERIES!!!! EWWWWEEE!

2893 days ago
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alissa    

mic31 good one lol,, dont forget to tell tmz duuuuhhhumbbb 3 white horses fell in the fkn mud puddle,,, who gives a shit about this fran dreshner /barbra streisand wanna be anyway?

2893 days ago
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Caz    

I'm dying to know why 3:30am would ANYone need t be out at all that time of night in Vegas!! Unlike most schmucks on here bashing her I thank goodness she's o.k. & thank Tyra for having her as a correspondent.She's quite mature to be 18 I only wish the comments onhere were.Hang in there Mikalah!!

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