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'American Idol' Reject Phonied Documents?

2/23/2010 7:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A record company claims an "American Idol" contestant who got disqualified from the competition phonied documents to try and get back into the game.

Chris Golightly
was booted from the show because he had a record deal when he auditioned in Hollywood last year.

At a news conference today, Golightly produced a document showing he had been released from his record deal before he auditioned at "Idol."

But a few minutes ago, Lawrence D. Franklin, CEO of Dream Project Entertainment, told TMZ after Golightly got disqualified, he approached Franklin and together they phonied a document, backdating the release of his contract to June 7, 2009.

Why did Franklin come clean if he was in on the deception you ask? Franklin tells us ... he belatedly wanted to do the right thing.

Meanwhile, Chris' people say Franklin is full of it.


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Better Than You    

Who in their right mind would have signed this douche in the first place?

1702 days ago


Someone should prop this guy up on a pole and stick him in a corn field or cast him for the remake of the Wizard of Oz as the scarecrow.

1702 days ago


TMZ should track down the other members of D.R.E.A.M5. According to some Golightly supporters, the whole band got released in June. Wonder what they have to say about all this?

1702 days ago

Kaheka Beck    

Golightly? Is he related to the famed "Holly Golightly" from Breakfast at Tiffany's? It's got to be his "stage name"...which doesn't necessarily mean he should be on stage...He's just a wannabe with no life except for the one he's made up in his own mind...he's not even very talented....

1702 days ago

Orphan dont hate!!

1702 days ago


He's an idiot...

1702 days ago


I knew Chris was Liar, and I dont know why Lawrence would still feel sorry for him, hes a gamer

1702 days ago

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