TMZ Live Jermaine Jones ... Booted by His Own Lies

3/14/2012 12:00 PM PDT

TMZ Live: Jermaine Jones ... Booted of 'American Idol' by His Own Lies

Jermaine Jones told a string of lies that doomed him on "American Idol" -- and 'AI' honchos Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick joined us today to explain why the "gentle giant" just had to go.

Also, our exclusive video of Bobbi Kristina sucking face with the guy Whitney Houston treated like a son -- is it cool or creepy? Everyone in the newsroom is heated over this one.

Plus, the Kim Kardashian plastic surgery billboard ... in Mexico! You gotta see how we tracked down the story. Es increíble!

(1:50) "Idol" honchos Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick call in to explain why they gave Jeremy the ax ... and what he could've done to prevent it.
(9:45) Kate Middleton's cousin ... a stripper!
(12:20) A look inside TMZ's newsroom -- we explain how HBO's rep screwed us out of a story about "Luck."
(15:50) Lindsay's alleged hit-and-run ... Harvey explains why he thinks she'll skate.
(20:39) Russell tries to buy his way out of trouble.
(27:25) Whitney daughter locks lips with her "adopted" brother ... they're not blood relatives, but that doesn't mean it isn't wrong.
(31:03) Kim K. taken advantage of in Mexico.
(34:01) Jon Hamm backtracks on Kim diss.
(37:20) So sad ... Jeremy Renner's dog dies in a tragic accident.
(43:41) UFC fighter Stephan Bonner calls in -- he wants to fight Trumps sons for killing animals.