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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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16.

Sin D    

'im gonna say no this time sweety' said the envious cougar...CMON had she been 25 lbs heavier and homely JHO would have said yes.....reoooooow said the spurned kitty

818 days ago
17.

Poopey Poopstein    

No surprise that J Ho didn't like her. She is far more beautiful than that old hag J Ho.

818 days ago
18.

laura    

What did JLo say? "She's not gonna last a week in Hollywood"?????... Hummmm, excuse me Mizz Lopez but I am sure this girl will last longer than all of your marriages.
Jealous?
The girl sings good.

818 days ago
19.

VegasVon    

This young lady was not only very pretty, she had a very nice voice as well. J Lo sent others to Hollywood with far less talent...and then she says 'NO' to this girl?? Sorry, Miss 'Can't always be the center of attention' judge, the boys sent her thru without your obviously 'jealous' NO vote! You pulled that same catty atti last season with your 'critical' (and not the constructive kind) comments to Pia (one of the prettiest and equally gifted singers in the finals) and even your 'now 'X', Marc Anthony, told you to leave her alone! Unfortunately, such careless and unfounded comments influenced the voters and Pia was ousted far too soon. Better do your job fairly Miss 'Jenny from the block'...Jealousy and Judging can't co-exist here!!!

818 days ago
20.

Ace    

She won't get very far in the competition cause J. Lo is jealous and catty of the girl.

818 days ago
21.

URSilly    

J-Lo abused her power. She showed her jealousy toward this beautiful talented woman.

J-Lo ruins this show. She is a narcissist.

818 days ago
22.

jrrlawless    

I watched the audition with Miss Kerr. You could tell from the moment she walked in the room JLO did not like her. That had nothing to do with her voice but rather JLO didn't like anyone in the room that took emphasis away from her.

818 days ago
23.

ilovegossip    

I thought she sang well, and deserved to go to Hollywood. I was disappointed that Jennifer acted like she did.

818 days ago
24.

meme    

it was soooo freakin obvious that J-LO was sooooo jealous of this pretty, young girl....and she can sing! J-LO get over yourself...u don't belong in the judges seat...

818 days ago
25.

Mumra the Ever Living    

four words why Lopez didn't like her
Younger and No Cellulite.

818 days ago
26.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I haven't watched at all this year and probably won't.

I've said it before, but I'll say it again: Jennifer Lopez wouldn't have made it to Hollywood if she had tried out for American Idol.

818 days ago
27.

Ty    

Lol its so obvious Jlo was jealous. I dont understand how a grown person, especially someone whos been "around the block" and seen the whole world, how can she be so immature and petty. Like a child. My cat would be better suited to judge instead of her.

818 days ago
28.

anotherstupidtmzpost    

Jennifer Lopez is a smart woman who--as a minority, Latina woman-- understands the biases in Hollywood. She doesn't want to automatically let yet another white, blonde, cookie-cutter aispiring actress get a free pass into Hollywood and I don't blame her. SHe doesn't have to be all over Brittany's jock-strap if she doesn't want to. These American idol talent shows are dominated by these suburban, middle-american white kids and it gets a little tiring. I mean where are singers from the Bronx? From Harlem? From Queens? They never make it past the first few episodes. They dissapear into oblivion only to be replaced by a throng of white boys and girls. Enough is enough. Lets see some finalists who aren't cookie cutter white kids. Lets hear some different stories. It's about time.

818 days ago
29.

Tonya P    

I think she has a pretty voice and she is pretty and has a nice lil body BUT I also agree with JLO, it isn't strong enough though. Happy she was put thru but she prolly wont' make it far UNLESS she steps it up.

818 days ago
30.

Soapy Johnson    

Photos of Brittany Kerr make many words meaningless ... http://placeitonluckydan.com/2012/01/brittany-kerr-goes-to-hollywood/

818 days ago
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