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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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Zombie Whitney Houston    

LOL
Guess I was right when I said in the post earlier the convict would probably end up being a black person. SHOCKING! Hahahaha

852 days ago
47.

Brent Jorgensen    

The Idol judges should be ashamed of themselves. If this is truly the case, then let America decide on whether this proud black should be able to continue or not. One cannot help but wonder if Idol would have done the same thing if not for the color of this man's skin.

852 days ago
48.

Carriss    

AI producers must not look into people's backgrounds very well. This stuff (if you're an adult) is public record. I'd hate to know what the other contestants have hiding in their closets. Are the producers going to look and are we going to have any contestants left if they do? Maybe the show should stop eliminating contestants based on talent (or lack of) and more on criminal history. Oh, better yet, start drug testing them. That'll weed out a few.

852 days ago
49.

StevenB    

This is hardly the first time this has happened. Why are they making such a big deal about it this time? And why are they just now getting around to doing a background check?

852 days ago
50.

Sandra     

He got what he deserved!! Karma is a wonderful thing!!

852 days ago
51.

Angel Dover    

I hope Jermaine doesnt leave the show. We all need to remember no one is perfect, we all make mistakes. Give the man a chance to change his life and make his Mom proud. How violent can the "Big Teddy Bear" be! Why cant A.I. use their magic skills to help him work out his problems and stay on the show....I believe your ratings would raise the roof. I vote to give the man a chance! Make a difference A.I.!

852 days ago
52.

Mystery    

A true American Idol... have a nice life in Jail Jermaine.

852 days ago
53.

lucy    

Oh well.I don't know if anyone else noticed.But when he went to the bottom 3 chairs.He was a sore loser.He was rolling his eyes and making faces.Sorry loser.I never liked him.I never voted for him.He should have never made top 13.I would have rather had the cowboy.His guy is to old.Not friend either.He didn't act like a gentleman when he was told you are in the bottom 3.

852 days ago
54.

parlayer    

another obama, liar!

852 days ago
55.

tami     

ok here is how i see this , , more mia for the show to throw a singer to the wolves , , andthen you get tupac , you get Ice T, and you get a whole lot of people that have wrote sang as hoods , and got record deals , i truly dont know this guy , and am writing as to say i think if they opened a door to a hood and made money off them , why are you going to close it just to make more money thinking thats ok , . your some sick fkus , really , i am not really into the fact you can and did make money and shaming this man , to up your shti , , your truly sick people to do this , its not like you never knew this before , , you do a good job on back checks , why all of a sudden just throw this out there , i wont watch you destroying peoples lives to make a buck , , your gettting sadder by the day , un fuskabelibleabke , . tried to do to that wright to get the point without getting x by you too , . this year sucks anyway

852 days ago
56.

Areader    

Go figure! Also, TMZ your grammar is terrible by the way!....Doesn't anyone proof read?

852 days ago
57.

campy    

The ratings must be really terrible, or not what they expected with Steven Tyler on as a judge for this crap to be happening.

852 days ago
58.

CarneyIsGod    

1 second.. Steven Tyler is a judge on the show, yet he did drugs & stuff in his past.. shouldn't he be fired too?

852 days ago
59.

Amanda    

Why are the contestants not checked out by the time they get to the top 12?

852 days ago
60.

tgrfan42069    

so they made sure to have a camera rolling during the confrontation?? gotta love the do anything for ratings ****.this is why i quit watching this show.they use all of the contestants and make millions and pay the judges and so forth millions.meanwhile the kids singing and doing the concerts get paid peanuts.

852 days ago
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