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'American Idol'

Tent Girl Amy Brumfield --

The Boozy Criminal Past

1/19/2012 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Amy Brumfield mug shots
"American Idol" wannabe Amy Brumfield ... the 24-year-old singer who lives in a tent ... has a LONG criminal record ... revealing a serious battle with alcohol.

According to police records obtained by TMZ, Brumfield has been arrested at least 6 times in the past 7 years ... with 3 arrests involving booze.

Brumfield -- who blew the "Idol" judges away with her rendition of Superwoman by Alicia Keys -- was arrested in Tennessee on August 22, 2010 after cops say she was so drunk, she peed on herself in the lobby of a Baskin Robbins.

Just 9 days before  that -- on August 13 -- she was arrested in front of the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen ... after cops say she was displayed "extreme intoxication" ... and was "trying to find someone to take her home."

Brumfield was arrested twice in 2007 -- once for unlawful detainer (staying at a property after her lease had ended). The other arrest was for underage consumption of alcohol -- for which she pled guilty and was sentenced to probation.

Brumfield was also arrested in 2005 for criminal trespass on private property -- the details around that incident are unclear. 

But this story could have a happy ending, judging by her audition on "Idol" last night, Brumfield appears motivated to start a whole new life for herself.

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76.

sharon smith    

Really TMZ?..i like ur show and all but give this girl a break. Her bf's mom helped her get pretty to give this girl a 2nd chance in life. You dont know what her past consists of and why she was a drunk. ..was she raped by a family member?..a baby die that she gave bith to?..etc..

926 days ago
77.

sharon smith    

stick with the Kardashians

926 days ago
78.

sharon smith    

Really TMZ?..i like ur show and all but give this girl a break. Her bf's mom helped her get pretty to give this girl a 2nd chance in life. You dont know what her past consists of and why she was a drunk. ..was she raped by a family member?..a baby die that she gave bith to?..etc..

926 days ago
79.

Jennifer    

Honestly, who cares about what her past was or what she did. She's trying to make a life for herself, a better one, and her BOYFRIEND has been doing whatever possible to make this happen including his own family being involved. Plus, what's the big deal? Didn't Willy Nelson do recreation drugs? Oh and Lohan..let's not even go there. Paris Hilton? Paul McCartney? etc. There are plenty more people that did worse things and ARE famous. This female didn't go out and murder someone or do anything worse.

926 days ago
80.

Dumb Story    

Honestly, who cares. It's not like she murdered someone and is now trying to be famous. She's trying to make her life right and follow her dreams. Plus, it's not like she's not Willy Nelson or any other crack/pot-head getting busted WHILE being famous. What's the big deal?

926 days ago
81.

sharon smith    

Really TMZ?..i like ur show and all but give this girl a break. Her bf's mom helped her get pretty to give this girl a 2nd chance in life. You dont know what her past consists of and why she was a drunk. ..was she raped by a family member?..a baby die that she gave bith to?..etc..

926 days ago
82.

tellmeaboutit     

Reality tv and those who watch it seem to love trash, so she'll fit right in. Given her past, it looks like she's her own worst enemy, so if she happens to win or at least stick around awhile, just think what a total disaster she can be. Maybe someone will smack her nose back into place too when she goes on her next bender.

926 days ago
83.

Woot    

Uh........she didn't "blow the judges away". They sounded like they put her through to Hollywood because they had a quota and she marginally made it. But hey, go 'head with meeting your drama quotient, TMZ.

926 days ago
84.

josh    

"...appears to be starting a new life for herself"

Yeah well it doesn't help her cause by digging up and posting dirt on her, TMZ STAFF. We JUST saw her on American Idol, she is so far a nobody who has no reason for her history to be blown up on the internet. This post proves that you don't support her cause and just want to tear her down before anyone gets interested in her.

So thanks for telling us, I guess. Report something relevant next time.

926 days ago
85.

Guy    

Who cares... She deserves a chance and she should seek help/treatment. She will be great if the world is willing to forgive and forget. Move on people and focus on your own lives.

925 days ago
86.

lacey    

It is being reported that she wrote on her facebook page that she was eliminated during Hollywood week, during the group segment. She stated she did not work well with people.

925 days ago
87.

teknohillbilly    

Gatlinburg, Tennessee = white trash Las Vegas

925 days ago
88.

jackson    

does anyone seem to care that she stunk. thought audition was terrible and they put her through for ratings and for sympathy. she wont last let her stay

925 days ago
89.

mike     

time to take out da trash. you made your bed now sleep in it!

925 days ago
90.

Roush    

To all of you standing up for Amy, I say thank you. To all of you trashing her, I say, typical ignorant nature. I've known Amy for years, and have always told her that she needed to do something with her ability to sing because she has always had an incredible voice. Like all of us as some point or another, she has had many ups and downs. I knew that she was going to be on AI when she told me a couple months ago. I am only upset with her because I didn't know that she was living out in the woods, and for that I want to spank her for not telling me she needed a place to stay since we live in the same town. I will say that I know she is working now, and determined more than ever to make smarter choices with her life. She may be one of Gatlinburg's wild children, but she has a heart of gold to those that know her.

925 days ago
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