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'Idol' NBA Cheerleader

Mass Bikini Photo Hunt

Crashes Website

1/21/2012 4:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brittany Kerr bikini swimsuitYou weren't the only one who Googled that smoking hot NBA cheerleader from "American Idol" this week -- THOUSANDS of other people did too ... and TMZ has learned, the massive surge in traffic crashed her manager's website.

In case you missed Wednesday's episode, the smokeshow's name is Brittany Kerr -- a cheerleader for the Charlotte Bobcats. J.Lo wasn't that impressed with her audition, but Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson eagerly handed the girl a ticket to Hollywood.

But the fanfare didn't end there ... a rep for Kerr's management company -- which hosts multiple photos of her on its website -- tells TMZ, its site was forced to shut down for hours after a massive surge in traffic crippled its servers.

But Kerr's management company wasn't the only thing affected ... photographer Jim Merrill -- who recently snapped Kerr in a bikini shoot -- tells TMZ, he had to scramble to buy additional bandwidth for his website to accommodate all the voyeurs.

Merrill tells us, he typically gets about 5,000 hits a month on his website -- but just moments after Kerr's audition, his traffic ballooned to 20,000 hits.

Never underestimate America's online stalking abilities.

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Nostradamus    

People still watch this show?

1004 days ago
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Meg    

Don't care enough to watch the show, much less this video. Hope she can sing, because she's not that cute.

1004 days ago
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virgosiempre    

Won't watch American Idol this year because Jennifer Lopez is an egomaniac and that laugh makes me what to slap her. We all know she is having a mid life crisis with her ugly boy toy. Heaven help any woman who is pretty because she will kick her to the curb because it takes a lot of work and extensions to look like her and she CANNOT SING...You would think she would either have to be a producer or sing but not on that show. The Voice is the show to watch.

1004 days ago
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Truth    

ANYONE NAMED BRITNEY AINT GONNA LAST A DAY... LOOK AT THE REAL BRITNEY (SPEARS) - SAME DUMB BLONDE LOOK BUT CANT SING A NOTE, LIP SYNCS, LIP DANCES, AND JUST STANDS THERE IN CONCERT WHILST THE DIGICAM FLASHES - YAAAWWWN!!!! HELL, SHE WOULDNT MAKE IT ON AMERICAN IDOL. #TRUTH!!

1003 days ago
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Syl    

Jennifer Lopez can't sing without the assistance of sound engineers. The fact that she is judging a singing competition is ridiculous. I agree with the comment below that she was definitely hating on this young woman. I'm so glad I stopped watching this show when Simon left!!!!!

1003 days ago
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DirtySouth    

JLo was definitely hating. That girl is 10 times better looking than her and not that bad of a singer. At least she's a better singer than JLo. Given that she cheers for the Bobcats, I assume she is an ok dancer, too. JLo was probably seeing future competition. When she said that she wasn't impressed by her singing, I wondered if JLo ever listened to any of her own albums to see how unimpressive singing really sounds.

1003 days ago
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Kookamonga    

Girl can definitely sing, lovely timbre to her voice, it's full and rich. Tyler's advice was truly on the mark with her particular vocal style.

She's refreshingly, naturally pretty and looks a lot like Carrie Underwood. Yeah, JLo said "no" due to pathological jealousy. I agree with the comments above that she needs all types of major computers to try to sing and this young lady can naturally -- without any computer help -- totally outsing, upstage and outshine JLo.

JLo -- don't choke on your Haterade.

1003 days ago
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mpg    

Who is Jennifer to say NO? Brittany sings way better than JLo!

1003 days ago
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LOLOL    

She has a Tranny face and looks like porn star Trina Michaels...lololol

1003 days ago
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Fuck Celebrities    

Now cheerleaders are dancers?

If "rappers" are singers.....

1003 days ago
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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

i see boobs in the bikini BUT NO CLEAVAGE..pass on seeing that naked.
FIRED YOUR MANAGEMENT COMPANY IF YOU HAVE TO GO TO AMERICAN IDOL TO GET A GIG..LMAO FAIL

1003 days ago
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AntiSocialForum.com    

So TMZ copies the pictures and posts them on TMZ.com after slapping a "TMZ" logo across them.
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Good thing that SOPA/PIPA legislation is dead.

1003 days ago
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joe    

i'd hit that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1003 days ago
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Buddy Lee    

Wow, she has quite the set of milk wagons for a skinny chick!
Nice!

1003 days ago
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_Taterman    

Why is everyone all gaga over her? Another average girl that wears way too much makeup. If you would touch her face your finger print impression would visibly stand out.

However, she doesn't sing bad.

1003 days ago
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