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"Idol's" David Hernandez Wants to Be "Rent" Boy

3/24/2008 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that "AI" wannabeen David Hernandez has come to the Big Apple to audition for the cast of Broadway's "Rent." Hey -- beats strippin' for a livin'!


We caught up with Hernandez on his way into town, and when we pressed him about his tryout, all he would say was that he was auditioning for a show called "Lease." ("Lease" ... "Rent" ... Is he really making a "Team America: World Police" ref? You decide.)

Arizona Dave also seemed a little bewildered by the big city, prodding random strangers for help finding a car and asking a Hasidic Jew whether he was a "Pilgrim."

We contacted "Rent" for comment, but we haven't heard back yet. The Broadway production ends its 12-year run on June 1.

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Terri    

I suspect he "rents" himself, so this is a fitting career move.

2350 days ago
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Baseball Junkie    

Hey. TMZ. Considering the original meaning of the term "rent boy", this is one of the more appropriate titles you've had.

Go Sox

2350 days ago
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Mikey    

LOOKS LIKE HE'S BLOWING SOMETHING?

2350 days ago
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Original Sin TX    

What difference does it make to you what he does, we always have to have some bitter idiot making a comment thinking they sound cool but it only makes them look stupid. Let him be and do as he pleases.

2350 days ago
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Kelli    

Don't know who he is, but he looks interesting.......

2350 days ago
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What a waste of breath...    

Why would he bother trying out for something that is going to last right at 2 months? By the time he learns it, it will be over... Seems like a huge waste of time - oh wait, he's used to that - he was on AI...

2350 days ago
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hot snot    

Why didn't he try out for this before American Idol?

~Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity. (Bullet Tooth Tony - Snatch)

2350 days ago
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missmacbeth    

Isn't anyone a fan of "Team America"? The kid might be funnier than you think. "Lease" is the name of the play that the actor hired by Team America to save the world is working at before he is drafted

2350 days ago
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donbear    

What is it with TMZ and a lot of the people who crawl around on here? Are there really so many mean, ignorant and hateful people in the world as it would seem? It just blows my mind just how gutter mouthed and empty headed so many posters are. WOW!

2350 days ago
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Original Sin TX    

I AGREE DONBEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2350 days ago
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annoyed    

Oh, who CARES???

2350 days ago
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ATLchick    

I didn't think he was that stellar for AI but he's probably perfect for more of a Broadway type career. Good luck to him.

2350 days ago
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Joni    

I can't believe he thought the Hasidic guy was a pilgrim???????

2350 days ago
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Liz    

He has moved to NY and is trying to find a job! TMZ is this so interesting to you because most of the people you cover don't have clue what "finding a job" means?

2350 days ago
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Kelli    

You try and sound so superior. Quit making a fool out of yourself.

2350 days ago
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