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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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Dumba$$es    

Karma for being a liar

953 days ago
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Jodi    

Why would a person go on TV and be seen by millions of people all over the world if they have outstanding warrants?

953 days ago
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jackmama311    

maybe he'll win idols behind bars contest.

953 days ago
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Christy    

It seems this douche is just a pathological liar. See ya... pants on fire!

952 days ago
5.

StoopidHead    

I un-vote for him, again

Balls

952 days ago
6.

VictorD    

One for their side if they discriminate against/screen out felons & criminals.

952 days ago
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ShinySteve    

gee ... that's shocking ....

952 days ago
8.

EatMe    

"You do it to yourself....you do...and that's what really hurts..."

952 days ago
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KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

Wow.. oh well.. the never ending saga of---> I'm I surprised? No....The _______ community needs to get their act together... And have a talk with their "offspring" that there's no excuse....

952 days ago
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Mikey    

Really, the black guy? Who woulda thought it was the black guy.

952 days ago
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Slomoshun    

This is Reality TV and him being kicked off is going to be aired....which meaaaaaaaaaans, he will cry, others will cry, viewers will feel sorry for him, and he'll end up being one of the most popular AI contestants ever. Boom!

952 days ago
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ApoloKreedEatsFriedRiceOnAnyGivenSunday    

loser

952 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...sooooo..now he will go out and be pizzed at the world...stay clear of him ladies..and watch out gentleman..just saying!

952 days ago
14.

Seldombinlaid    

Shame, the dude could sing. I just thought he didn't take critisism well from the judges. Well, maybe he'll make it as a singer some where else. Turn things around for himself.

952 days ago
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Joe    

they should have had the cops come in and arrest him live on tv. makes for great ratings !

952 days ago
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