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"Idol" Castoff -- Even More Delusional Than Paula

4/30/2008 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

An insane "American Idol" reject wants to "take down" the FOX show for making promises they can't keep -- too bad he's the one that needs to be carted away! You're going to Hollywood -- on a gurney!


After Chris Bernheisel failed to make the cut during auditions, Simon Cowell promised him a stint working the finale's red carpet for his local affiliate -- but the station ain't having it. According to Chris, FOX 42 in Nebraska just wants to interview Chris sitting up in the bleachers -- no red carpet, no celeb interviews, no "who are you wearing?!" -- and that's got Bernheisel flaming mad.

TMZ has obtained deranged emails Chris sent to "Idol" making a laundry list of diva demands including: seven tix to the final show, adding "I want to stand the whole time in the pit right in front of the stage!! Right in front of the judges." He also wants seven V.I.P passes to the after parties.

Train Wrecks - click to launchChris ends his demand letter with this ominous gem: "I went through hell my whole life of being bullied in junior high and high school. I don't have to take it anymore."

While Chris says "I'm not trying to be difficult by any means," he adds, "If I am not contacted within two weeks from when I sent you this email ... I will get my lawyer to contact you." "Idol" should be scared because Chris adds, "my father told me this can be a huge lawsuit."

When TMZ spoke to Chris on Tuesday, he broke down telling his sob story and reiterated he would seek vengeance on "Idol" and FOX 42. Hell hath no fury like a loser scorned.

UPDATE: A rep for FOX 42 tells us they offered Mr. Bernheisel airfare, hotel accommodations and credentials to report from the finale red carpet and saw his email demands to "Idol" as a refusal of their offer.

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Corrector    

The story claims SEVEN tickets and the pdf emails clearly has SIX tickets.

What's funny, he might have earned the red carpet, but his 2 friend didn't.

The local station wants to have one of their reporters with the kid to keep the red carpet show moving along and to make sure he does not get them into any legal problems.

2352 days ago
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pam    

Man that poor kid needs some help tout de suite. If he does indeed have a father that is involved with him why doesn't he get the boy some help? Unless he's wack-a-doodle too!

2352 days ago
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loveyaringo    

FIRST!!!

2369 days ago
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mrs.fisty    

first?

2369 days ago
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mrs.fisty    

damn rachel u beat me...

2369 days ago
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dana    

That guy is a whack job..

What is the big frickin deal if you are first..who cares..YAWN

2369 days ago
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beefcake    

This little guy isn't poular! He can't be because he is a joke. What a baby.

2369 days ago
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celebutaunter77    

This guy will NEVER get laid.

2369 days ago
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Drew_Ill    

Someone needs to order a 5150 on this boy STAT. As TMZ likes to say, he's crazazy!!

2369 days ago
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SoliZ's_GuRl    

lol...now this story is funny

2369 days ago
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carol    

March him with Paula - they sound like they are made for each other.

2369 days ago
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Twinker    

"American Idol" is one big wacky magnet...

2369 days ago
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loveyaringo    

Unless he signed a contract with Fox, they are not required to do anything. Sorry - you have about 3 minutes more on your 5, kid.

2369 days ago
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Kay    

Give this nut Donald Trump's phone number.

2369 days ago
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Fed Up    

Man up, loser!

2369 days ago
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