‘American Idol’ Contestant Jermaine Jones Booted Over Criminal Charges

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American Idol contestant Jermaine Jones will be kicked off the
show tonight after producers learned that the singer lied about his
criminal history. The singer confirmed his exit last night in a Twitter
post, though his account was deleted within a few hours.

According to TMZ
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Jones was arrested twice last year and has outstanding warrants, and
one of the incidents involved violence, which was especially troubling
to Idol producers. Jones apparently used fake names both times he was
arrested.