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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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SD    

So what if he has a criminal past. What does that have to do with him singing?

863 days ago
122.

MJFAN    

all of you guys should go on bossip.com and see how much racism is on there against whites (mainly the people that write comments)! its unbelievable! It is every race NOT just whites!

863 days ago
123.

Owen    

I don’t want to watch tonight. I don’t care what he did, I do not want to see someone get embarrassed or publicly flogged on live TV. It makes me dislike “American Idol”. This is a big mistake, when just this week, fans have turned against the obvious hypocrisy and manipulations of “The Voice” and deciding the classic singing contest is the best…this will dumb “Idol” down to just another stupid reality show…Idol has never really reveled in the tawdry. Why start now?

863 days ago
124.

MJFAN    

i was really rooting for that guy!! bummed

863 days ago
125.

SpitBall    

No so fast....he can now get the sex tape out there, he can get arrested again and THIS TIME get his mug shot in the media. The way I see it, the doors are just opening for this cat; and the "entertainment" industry will embrace him because it's punks like him that are selling.

863 days ago
126.

ManiacalZebra    

I wonder if he thinks all the lying was a good idea now.

863 days ago
127.

mike     

So what, we all have checkered pasts. It does not diminish his talent!

863 days ago
128.

Becky    

Since Idol's ratings have been going down the last couple of seasons, I think the whole Jermaine thing was set up from the get-go. The unprecedented bringing him back, then the air time that was given to showing his Mom, the made up story about his dad and now he's getting the boot for concealing his criminal past. He has outstanding warrants, really? Don't you think that would have come to light before now? He's pretty much been in the limelight the whole season. I just think it's very fishy and sensational and gets people talking and watching tonight to see how this is handled. Especially now that it's being reported that even with warrants, he's going to appear on the show tonight to get the boot. Whatever it takes to bring up their ratings is what I see.

863 days ago
129.

Rooster    

everyone has a past. we all done something we are not proud of. how can we turn our lives around if no one cant see pass something we did years ago

863 days ago
130.

Lady    

All the low key raciest on here:-( with the of course the black guy statements like other races don't catch cases get a life yes he was wrong Karma got him, some of you people need to get a life and stop pointing the blame at color this could have been anyone of any color wrong is wrong its 2012 if you still a raciest you should just go kill yourself the world moving forward without it.

863 days ago
131.

sam    

Racism is alive and kicking on these comments. Keep up the good work you ****s. BTW, check out how many of these serial killers are black.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_serial_killers_by_number_of_victims

Such a surprise that a black man would have a record and not another white serial killer. so weird, isn't.

863 days ago
132.

rae    

When he was criticised om his performance the last show, he became almost beligerent. I thought it odd how he went from sweet sweet to pissed.

863 days ago
133.

TINITA JONES    

O.K. HE HAS A WARRANT, HOW MANY OF US IN THIS WORLD HAS NEVER HAD A TRAFFIC TICKET ETC. THIS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF HOW HARD IT IS TO START YOUR LIFE OVER AFTER A FEW BAD EXPERIENCES. I WONDER HOW MANY SKELETONS ARE IN YOUR CLOSET!

863 days ago
134.

cantbelievethis    

I thought this 2012 not 1952!!!! some of these people are really BAD REPUBLICAN WHITES!!!! WTF

863 days ago
135.

CMRcara    

He always creeped me out. You could see he wasn't exactly "right"

863 days ago
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