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TMZ has now named the contestant who will be kicked out of 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 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.
TMZ originally reported one of the remaining 12 contestants was about to be kicked out of American Idol for concealing mulitple crimes and having outstanding warrants for their arrest.
A contestant on “American Idol” will be kicked off the show Wednesday because the singer concealed multiple crimes from producers … TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the show tell us … the contestant — one of the final 12 — was charged with 2 crimes in 2011, one involving violence. We’re told in both cases the contestant gave a fake name to cops when arrested.
In addition, we’re told the contestant has outstanding warrants — again, the singer concealed it from producers.
We’re told the contestant was confronted with the information on camera today and the footage will air on Wednesday’s show.
Here’s the official video that the copyright owners won’t be taking offline of Admiral Aladeen spilling Kim Jong Il’s ashes over Ryan Seacrest at the 84th Academy Awards.
If you’ve had Seven on recently then you will have seen the ads for their new social TV mobile app called Fango.
In short, Fango allows lovers of Television to engage in ways like never before by allowing them to vote, check in and interact with other fans. As well as this, you can earn points, badges and real prizes by proving you’re the biggest fan.
There have already been over 200,000 downloads since launch, with an average of over 10,000 downloads each day. FANGO for iPhone was App of the week in the iTunes App store and FANGO for iPad reached the number one ranking in the iTunes App store.
Something that we’ve known for many years has been revealed through research that has shown that 41 percent of people post on Facebook while watching TV and 36 percent use a mobile phone to text or call friends and family while watching TV. People are also more likely to use social media during or after a show airs on live television.
This survey reinforces the hypothesis that viewers are active users of social media whilst consuming television programmes. It also supports the notion that peer recommendation remains a significant influencing factor in the consideration phase of programme selection.
“The research clearly shows that Australians love to watch appointment-based TV. The success of FANGO demonstrates a new way in which Australian television viewers can engage with shows FANGO brands and other fans, as the show is airing,” said Kristin Carlos, Head of TV, Yahoo!7. “FANGO makes it easier for viewers to engage with their favourite TV shows.”
What do you think? Download the app, have a go, and let us know what you think!
A New Zealand Navy barge hit a reef after their national day celebrations. When quizzed on it by local media, Lt Col Bronwyn Heslop offered up this pearl of wisdom.
Please post what questions you ask your favourite TV personality in the comments below
The first episode of the new online series Shit Girls Say has debuted on You Tube. Based on the twitter account of the same name, Toronto comedians Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard have amassed more than 3.5m views in the last 3 days.
If you’re a fan of Chris Lilley then this short episode is for you!