‘Idol’s’ Jer­maine Jones re­port­edly dis­qual­i­fied

The Washington Times Daily - - Television -

Jer­maine Jones is ap­par­ently out on “Amer­i­can Idol.” The 25-year-old vo­cal in­struc­tor from Pine Hill, N.J., tweeted Tues­day night that he no longer would be on the Fox singing con­test, the As­so­ci­ated Press re­ports.

He wrote on his of­fi­cial “Idol” Twit­ter ac­count: “Awww I will no longer b on the show.” The post and that ac­count later were deleted.

Ac­cord­ing to Tmz.com, Mr. Jones was dis­qual­i­fied from the show af­ter it was dis­cov­ered he had con­cealed “mul­ti­ple crimes.” He re­port­edly was charged in two crimes last year, one in­volv­ing vi­o­lence.

A Fox spokes­woman de­clined to com­ment on the mat­ter or con­firm his tweet.

The so-called “gen­tle gi­ant,” as he was dubbed by “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, was among the show’s of top 12 singers.

“Idol” con­tes­tants in the past have been dis­qual­i­fied when the show deems that their work or per­sonal his­tory is an is­sue.

Corey Clark was dis­qual­i­fied for con­ceal­ing his ar­rest record dur­ing the sec­ond sea­son in 2003. Frenchie Davis also was dropped from “Idol” that year be­cause of her pre­vi­ous ap­pear­ance on an adult web­site.

HBO VIA AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

HBO has sus­pended film­ing with horses on the race­track drama “Luck” af­ter a horse was in­jured and eu­th­a­nized Tues­day dur­ing pro­duc­tion. It was the third death of a horse in con­nec­tion with the se­ries.

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