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"Idol" or Drowning Daughter? Mom Chose "Idol"

3/5/2008 8:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sirius BrownA 25-year-old mother of five accidentally left two of her young children in the bathtub last week in Indianapolis, leaving one to nearly drown -- because she was too busy watching "American Idol." Don't worry -- like Luke Menard, the kid survived.

According to a police report, Sheila Brooks placed her youngest kids (Sirius, 3, and Sereena, 1) in the tub and then went to another room to fetch some clothes. After watching "Idol" for a few minutes with two of her other children -- Daesheana, 7, and Dasianaye, 5 -- Brooks suddenly remembered about the other two kids and sent Daesheana to get them out.

The police say that when Daesheana got to the bathtub, she found Sirius submerged underwater and not moving. She called for her mom, who then performed CPR and called 911.

As of now no charges have been filed and Sirius is still in the hospital, according to WIBC radio.

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Big Daddy    

very interesting nice one

2361 days ago
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hello, it    

Where the hell do you get this stuff?

2388 days ago
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dragon77lady    

What's most sad is she named her son after a satellite radio company

2388 days ago
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deb    

good grief ... the names of those kids are something else!

2388 days ago
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MissMage    

This remids me of that story about the parents who let their kid die because they were to busy playing WoW.

On a lighter more superficial note. I've never encountered the name Sirius outside of Harry Potter. I wonder if she named her son for the character......

2388 days ago
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LAME    

FYI TMZ .... this baby is fighting to survive!!! This is entertainment news???!!!!!!

You guys really are LOOOOOZERS!!!!!!!!

2388 days ago
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D.H    

Oh my god! She needs to be charged with like child abuse or neglect or SOMETHING...What stupid idiot leave their child unattended in the bath! even if she was just grabbing clothes quickly!!! Maybe she should just be charged with being a complete freakin' moron!

2388 days ago
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Buck Ofama    



WHO CARES ABOUT THIS SCHITT ~ I THOUGHT THIS IS "TMZ" = "THIRTY MILE ZONE". AS IN, LIKE, CELEBUTARD NEWS.... ENTERTAINMENT....

2388 days ago
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nataliec    

On Nancy Grace last night it was stated that there was an ounce of Marijuana there with smoked roaches...so this woman was getting high while her two little ones were in a tub of water and for what...to watch tv. This is the type of woman who has no morals or value of life...if you go smoke weed and watch American Idol, then forget you have two tiny kids in a bath, you deerve to be in JAIL!

2388 days ago
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Nor Cal Reader    

Just helps my argument that A.I. should be yanked off the air. Of course I think the mother if this kid should be strung up in a burlap sack and beaten with heavy sticks until it drips. But I'm still against the idea that we need to make more "Idols" for this world. Don't we have enough? Maybe even too many?

The mother is an idiot. American Idol is worthless.

2388 days ago
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OMG    

sheesh. KIDS or AI... . what a dumbass.

2388 days ago
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Grow up Levi    

I'm taking a wild guess here but I'm betting this 25 year old ho isn't married and her 5 children don't have the same daddy!
Why does God let people like this reproduce?

2388 days ago
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Liz    

Why do Black's name thier children such weird names that no one can pronounce much less spell? Really, can someone try and answer that for me!

2388 days ago
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Cali    

What the hell
All of the children need to be in protective custody until she has graduated from parenting school.

2388 days ago
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Novel1    

Do you mean SUBMERGED, you TMZ twits? Do you only pay your writers to chase down sidewalks and not actually know the language well enough to use the words properly???

2388 days ago
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