Fox’s "American Idol" will kick off a contestant for allegedly concealing a criminal background from producers, reports TMZ.com.
The contestant is Jermaine Jones, who will be cut from the program tonight, the story says. He was arrested twice last year and has outstanding warrants, with one of the incidents involving violence, according to the article.
Producers became suspicious after he reportedly said he had been abandoned by his father — a claim his father disputed, saying the two see each other regularly, according to the story. Jones denied he made the statement, but producers became began looking more closely into his past and uncovered his legal problems, the article notes.