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Jermaine Jones

Will Be Kicked Off

'American Idol'

3/14/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jones will be kicked off American Idol
Jermaine Jones will be kicked off "American Idol" Wednesday night, after producers learned he concealed the fact that he was arrested twice last year and has outstanding warrants ... TMZ has learned.

As we first reported, producers discovered Tuesday that Jermaine had lied about his criminal history and that triggered the decision to confront him on camera Tuesday afternoon. 

We're told one of the incidents involved violence, which was particularly troublesome to producers.  He also lied to cops by giving them fake names both times he was arrested.

"A.I." sources tell us ... Jermaine will appear on the show tomorrow night before he is sent packing.

Over the last few days, we've been reporting that Jermaine told producers his father abandoned him 10 years ago, but his dad called TMZ and called B.S. on his son, saying they see each other regularly. 

Jermaine began tweeting that he never told producers about his dad abandoning him.  We're told the producers -- who knew Jermaine had made the statement -- became generally suspicious and began looking more closely at his background, and that's what led to the revelation of his criminal history.  

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136.

Lewy    

No story here - just another worthless you-know-what.

932 days ago
137.

Bloorain82    

Hopefully this will serve as a lesson to folks that every decision you make in your younger life, particularly getting involved in street and criminal activities could affect your future or your dreams of pursuing the life you want. So think twice before doing something stupid.

932 days ago
138.

ELIZABETH    

Wow...Is this guy slow or what, has he NOT watch the show B4..They alway check your back ground..He started out with a lie-ing my question is WHY?

932 days ago
139.

Daryel    

WTF Does a couple arrest have to do with Talent, Says so much to be American and how people don't wanna see someone Succeed.

932 days ago
140.

Violet    

Oh please. Freakin gimmick. The Voice is beating them hence all this drama. It's no accident that Jermaine Jones was brought back in an alleged "TWIST". He was brought straight to the top 24 after skipping some elimination stages. Nigel lythgoe is behind all these shena****ns plus the "falling off the stage" gimmicks all through out Hollywood week. STUPID SET UP!

932 days ago
141.

vmiller    

so they have no problemn having chris brown perform with his victim Rihanna on the show, but they have a problem with this guy because he has a violent arrest? I don't care. He wasn't a good singer on the show anyway. Actually, maybe two of them are, the rest suck!! The Voice has more talented people!!

932 days ago
142.

Vince    

wookie!

932 days ago
143.

Dee133    

Smells like an AI publicity stunt to me. You mean to tell me of ALL the other black guys who were more talented and better looking with clean backgrounds, they just happened to pick this one?? AI has been on TV too long to not do background checks...they knew about his past before the show started! Jermaine is still wrong for lying, but AI producers are shady on this one also.

932 days ago
144.

Hector    

I think Donald Trump should come to the show and "fire" Jermaine tonight then the police should come out and handcuff him and read him his rights on live TV!

932 days ago
145.

Delicious Talk ❧    

People are sooo gullible. Who can't see a mile away this was staged? Of course they knew when they brought him back....Just like the "fall" a few weeks ago. Desperate. ratings. ploys.

Not fooling us, Idol!

932 days ago
146.

SusanCoyote    

Ghetto trash!

932 days ago
147.

dierdre    

So what else is new....this happens every season on A.I...WHy don't the producers run Cori checks right away on all the contestants, instead of waiting until the season begins....this is really getting tiring....I never liked him from the beginning....He would have been voted off anyway....he sucks as a singer.....ugh......

932 days ago
148.

ET    

BULL...American Idol has had this problem before with Frenchie Davis and Corey Clark and the backlash was horrible. You cannot tell me that after all of these years since these incidents happened, American Idol doesn't do background checks...They knew and ignored it...now with the so-called lie about his dad, now they want to throw him under the bus...American Idol is so full of crap...not buying it one bit.

932 days ago
149.

elvisandmeatloaf    

Sound to me like he's pretty qualified for a career in the "MUSIC BUSINNESS".

932 days ago
150.

Gloria    

Get out the Kleenex for Jennifer.

932 days ago
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