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'America's Got Talent' Contestant Arrested for Drugs

10/25/2010 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned "America's Got Talent" contestant Joe Finley was arrested for drug possession on the same day his wife was found dead in downtown Los Angeles.

Joe Finley arrested.

According to police, Finley was busted for possession of ecstasy. Cops took him into custody on Saturday night when they interviewed him about his wife Laura Finley's death. Finley tells TMZ he had three pills at the time.

Laura's body was found in a stairwell at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in L.A -- where Finley was auditioning for "America's Got Talent."

Finley was released on $10,000 bail early Sunday morning.

Story developing...

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Uncle Rufus    

Whoa...HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS!

1423 days ago
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badnadz    

Maybe did she take some(extacsy)too...??

1423 days ago
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tlynn    

For a minute I thought that was Cher's...uh daughter, son, tranny, gay/lesbian/bulldaggin carpet munching...offspring! Whose guarding the trailer parks in this country? See what happens when you let these people out of their comfort zones in their double wides or pull alongs! Damn

1423 days ago
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Y do he got    

I C a moo V script in that loser tryin to make to litbig time and bliff tis wiffy DOA...Trailerpark moo moo V of the week

1423 days ago
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Yoli    

Is that Jerry Springer in the back? lol

1423 days ago
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Flower    

Is that Jerry Springer in the far left hand side of the photo?

1423 days ago
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test    

Does anyone notice Jerry Springer in the bottom left of the picture? Giving the 'muncher' symbol? Hilarious.

1423 days ago
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Meme    

I have to agree with Uncle Rufus, this is highly suspicious at best. Smh.

1423 days ago
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sam    

three posting about the same story???????

1423 days ago
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MZLB    

TMZ stop making irrelevant douche bags famous...

1423 days ago
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Pretty LL    

This story is not funny...BUT the gang signs these to white middle aged people are throwing in this photo are hilarious.

1423 days ago
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Reta    

I don't know why Jerry Springer would be there, but that sure as hell looks like him in the back left corner. He WAS the host when this show started, so maybe he's coming back for this coming run. Can't STAND that little boy, Mariah Cary's husband who does it now. He needs to be replaced, and Jerry was great the first season on this show.
As for this story, it's more than obvious, given the husband's sketchy behavior, that he killed her. What a cold-blooded bastard to go off and do his thing right after the cops have shown you pics of your dead bloody wife!

1423 days ago
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david    

Arrested for ecstasy? Are you kidding me? How is this drug illegal? You got to be F'ing killing me Ecstasy does not impair you..its the greatest ****ing thing ever..let me tell you..im not saying there could be side effects, but what about all the legal pills that are sold, tons of side effects with those things..what a joke this country is sometimes.

1423 days ago
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Bruce    

Those are peace signs,NOT gang signs..............get out much do ya?

1423 days ago
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Mo    

What is wrong with you people? I am sick after reading your posts. This is a tragedy, and whatever the case may be, many of you make snide comments about them when you know nothing about them. Did you know they were high school sweethearts and had been married for 26 years? Do you know that they have 2 children who have to be exposed to the garbage you write? They just lost their mom and all of their lives are devastated. Way to go, losers! Keep up the good work of your criticism and heartless nature. Let's see how tough you are when tragedy hits close home to you!

1423 days ago
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