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"Idol" Johns Ditched College, Last Name

3/7/2008 6:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JohnsMichael Johns used to go by the name Michael Lee ... and Lee was one young, hottie of a tennis player.

In 1998, Michael was a student on a tennis scholarship at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Georgia. According to a program from the school's tennis department, his major was drama!

Lee changed his name to Johns when he moved from Tifton to Atlanta. According to the Tifton Gazette, he was only at ABAC for two quarters before leaving to pursue his music career.

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Cp3o    

Thanks for the interesting news

2373 days ago
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Sanity    

First!! This guy's hot! And the accent is yummy, too!

2399 days ago
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pedro    

first woo hoo!! one for the bay area lol

2399 days ago
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AI    

Michael Lee, formerly known as Michael Johns, is the former lead singer of the Australian
band Film that was signed to Maverick Records in 2003

2399 days ago
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sam    

Enough with the Idols already ! Did some loser working on your staff get rejected by this show? If so, get over it and start dishing on some real celebs instead of a bunch of never was has been and never will be Idols.

2399 days ago
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annoyed    

I agree with Sam. Enough of this boring non-news with the Idols. Who CARES what some idol contestant used to do or what name they used???

Please stop with all this IDOL crap.

2399 days ago
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Kelli    

PLEASE STOP!! Or limit it to a post a day?

2399 days ago
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The Future Mrs. Archuleta    

KEEP THE IDOL NEWS COMING!!!

BUT JUST ABOUT DAVID ARCHULETA K?

2399 days ago
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just wondering    

...keeping fingers crossed he will win!

2399 days ago
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judi    

WHO CARES WHATTHEY DID BEFORE THIS...HE'S HOT

2399 days ago
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Buckets    

and this is news because???.......... You guys should take a break.

2399 days ago
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tracey    

The boy is on fire he's so hot!

2399 days ago
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just wondering    

and I use to be a size 4 in shoes, but now I'm 8 1/2 .

2399 days ago
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Lani    

I think they have made huge mistakes by getting rid of all the actual talented singers, there are only a couple of good ones left.

2399 days ago
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DMLady    

and why is this important?

2399 days ago
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