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J.Lo Breaks Down Crying Over Contestant Dismissal

2/19/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources on the set tell TMZ ... Jennifer Lopez began crying when it came time to send Chris Medina packing on an episode of "American Idol" that airs on Thursday.

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We're told J.Lo became so overwhelmed with emotion, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler had to talk her through it. According to our sources, once J.Lo composed herself, hair and makeup had to swoop in to give her a little touch-up.

Medina was the contestant who brought along his disabled fiancée to the audition. We're told she was not there for the elimination.

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TinkleToes    

Sympathy votes are for suckers.

1286 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

i still dont know that crack head looking woman and the dude from malibu made it through the other night.they sound awful and the woman for got her song just because he BF was there watching.this show is so rigged its a joke

1286 days ago
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Jorial    

J.Lo has tear ducts?

1286 days ago
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Marco    

Chris Medina has a huge gut. I would not have voted for him.

1286 days ago
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ucistu    

no video? Im bored

1285 days ago
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Mr. X    

Marco....shallow much?

1285 days ago
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veyra    

J. Lo can't be blame for showing her emotions on cam. It's a real life competition and each judge has their own way of choosing whom they like and why they like them. On J. Lo's pocodot page, you'll get more information about her and also you'll know her better. You'll understand her emotions and everything. She's doing good being a judge in American Idol.

1285 days ago
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fordtocarr    

That's the reason Ellen quit. She hated the feelings when she had to send people home. Now Jennifer.
I think the obviously crack head girl got put through, even though she continues to be unprofessional is that they need people to send off the show. In the beginning they need "good" people to send away to keep the real good ones on the show longer.

1285 days ago
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girl please    

GIRL PLZ...this is all CONTRIVED so she can rid herself of her diva rep!!! she could care less as long as she gets the attn from it.....how easy it is for PR to celan up a tainted image...ughhh

1285 days ago
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tony    

ellen didnt quit the show! she was let go. when you have someone as big as ellen they allow them to save face, so they allow them to say they "quit" rather than it come out she was let go. fact is, the audience just wasnt happy with the 4rth judge and they werent happy with ellan accordinfg to polls.and they listened to the people.

1285 days ago
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Kds    

The unstable crackhead/meth fiend girl forgets words, quits twice and breaks down until she hits the pipe and still goes through. Medina's ride is up, he has limited range.

1285 days ago
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Keiths Wife    

#10 Tony....

Come on Tony, you were doing so well....however, please also mention that America did not want a dyke (homosexual) on this show! People are very upset that she is even on TV, as well they should be...the constant promotion of the gay agenda is now taking a reversal and you are beginning to see producers take a stance against this pervsion. OK, I said it for you Tony. You did a good job and I am proud of you.

1285 days ago
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AjB    

The proper grammar would be "fiance with a disability." Please, TMZ, use proper guidelines found at http://ncdj.org/styleguide/. Thank you.

1285 days ago
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Dorothy Bechard    

Do not understand why the kid with the deep voice and the girl that can't stop crying got through.
If you think she is a mess now wait till she gets in front of an audience. And the guy completely forgot his lines. According to Randy this is a big no no.

1285 days ago
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Whodis    

Chris Medina was pretty weak on Thursday (My Perogative) and it was surprising that he wasn't cut then.

1285 days ago
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