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"Idol" Wannabe's Gun-Totin' Past

1/23/2008 3:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Perrie CataldoPerrie Cataldo -- a smooth-talking "AI" contestant who crooned his way to Hollywood last night -- once had a secret weapon up his sleeve ... literally!

TMZ has obtained an arrest record revealing that Cataldo carried a handgun into a bar in Glendale, Ariz. back in 2006, after being kicked out for fighting. According to the arresting officer, Cataldo was "concealing" the gun under his clothing, and was confronted by security and arrested.

Cataldo plead no contest to carrying a concealed weapon (a misdemeanor) and was fined $568.

Cataldo went to serious lengths on last night's show to explain to the judges that he'd turned his life around since then. He revealed his baby mama was killed for being "at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong people, doing the wrong thing."

FOX had no comment.


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WhiteFox    

Nice one thanks the for the good info

2364 days ago
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Kelli    

If Brit gets this many chances why not! Go for it Dude.

2378 days ago
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LL    

WOW!!!! Talk about hatin' on somebody!!! LOL This guy goes on american idol and more than likely someone who knows him personally told his personal business to TMZ----thats sooooooooooo wrong

2378 days ago
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Angelique    

Give him a chance come on... Who never made mistakes??

2378 days ago
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I mean really    

What is the purpose for trying to expose anything on anybody. Are there any issues that are off limits, and considered not in the best interest of humanity to report.

He is a single father, trying to make a difference in the life of his son and he is blasted. (No pun intended)

Let him succeed.

2378 days ago
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B Scott    

SERIOUSLY TMZ! YOU ALL CAN LET PEOPLE BE HAPPY FOR ONCE. YOU ALL ARE DAMNED!

2378 days ago
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model    

Yes...but is he single.

2378 days ago
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that.is.all    

And your point is what?

To continue to ruin people's chances for success, get a break, ruin lives.

Whatever Harvey.

2378 days ago
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Jean    

THIS WAS TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. And so unfair, especially since he's turn his life around. To show him like this is almost inhumane.

2378 days ago
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Bonnie    

I hope the powers that be at AI dont kick him off for this. He seemed like a guy that had to grow up in a hurry and rose to the challenge..unlike a certain pop tart who still thinks the world should revolve around her.

2378 days ago
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that.is.all    

As usual you are 'first to report'

dumbazzes

2378 days ago
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Jillian    

BOOT HIS ASS!!!

2378 days ago
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Ms. Giant1    

Now how about doing a little background check on "ALL" of your employees or talk to their exes and then make publication on your website HARVEY! and wow what your past? Do you have a Ex-Wife that may have some dirt on you?? or maybe an old roommate or an old girlfriend???????????????????????????????

That was before AI and not after.......... get some real news or is this a slow day for you guys?

2378 days ago
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yadda yadda    

I still like this guy and really would lvoe to see him pick himself up and move on. He seems to be a very sweeting and caring father who just happens to have an ugly past. So do many other people who now have good lives. Good luck to you guy!

2378 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

This is really out of bounds, TMZ; he owned up to it and did the right thing. Give him a break and stop holding his past against his future.

2378 days ago
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