UPDATE: Jermain’s twitter account has been deleted
UPDATE: Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Jermaine Jones, was in fact, disqualified. “Jones departure will pan out in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night’s broadcast.”
UPDATE: Jermaine Jones just tweeted, “Awww I will no longer b on the show” Maybe he’s kidding?
UPDATE: Jermaine deleted his tweet. Good thing I saved it!
Bringing Jermaine back to the show was a terrible idea. He didn’t have a chance in hell to win.
UPDATE from TMZ: Apparently, the producers began looking into Jermaine’s background more closely when they discovered that he lied about his dad .
Jermaine Jones will be kicked off “American Idol” Wednesday night, after producers learned he concealed the fact that he was arrested twice last years 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.
OMFG. Are they serious? This was totally leaked on purpose to drum up buzz for this big “confrontation”. Why am I smelling a contrived reality show plot? The producers do thorough background checks on all of the contestants before they hit the air. Wouldn’t something on Jermaine have turned up in the meantime?
ETA: And the producers uncovered this info in a few hours today, despite Jermaine giving cops a fake name? The Idol producers are now suddenly super sleuths!
If Jermaine has outstanding warrants he could be headed for jail. That’s probably why he lied to producers. A criminal past won’t keep a contestant off the show, but a criminal situation that is unresolved will.
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