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(Yahoo)   Another American Idol contestant disqualified. The Smoking Gun was there   (story.news.yahoo.com) divider line 74
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2003-03-31 10:44:51 PM  
The link doesn't work for me, and doesn't go to The Smoking Gun. I wonder how something like this gets approved.
 
2003-03-31 10:51:07 PM  
nothing works atm, fark needs some better volunteer smart people
 
2003-03-31 10:54:23 PM  
beer got spilled on the server. Just thought I'd let you all know. I read it on the error page.
 
2003-03-31 11:37:00 PM  
Curse you TotalFark Elitists.
 
2003-03-31 11:37:28 PM  
why is there a picture of Wanda Sykes in this article?
 
2003-03-31 11:37:50 PM  
link worked fine for me...

Man, those people on that show are dropping like flies! Where the hell do they find these losers?

This guy beat up his own damn sister!!?!?! WTF?!?
 
2003-03-31 11:41:32 PM  
Link working now, but here's the direct link.
 
2003-03-31 11:42:05 PM  
Guruwari:
"why is there a picture of Wanda Sykes in this article?"

Why not?
 
2003-03-31 11:42:25 PM  
The article, for anyone concerned:

Another 'American Idol' Kicked Off Fox Show

By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's more than just a talent contest. The would-be pop stars competing on the Fox reality hit "American Idol" seem these days to be running into trouble over past personal scandals.

A month after Fox disqualified a singer from the show amid revelations that she had posed topless on an Internet porn site, the network said on Monday it was expelling another finalist, Corey Clark, who is facing trial on misdemeanor charges of battery against his sister and resisting arrest.

Fox said in a statement that Clark "withheld information about a prior arrest which, had it been known, might have affected his participation in the show."

"Due to his failure to disclose, compounded by an error in a police report which misspelled Corey's name, the incident was not discovered during a background check," Fox said. "The producers and network feel that Corey's behavior warrants his disqualification."

The charges against the 22-year-old Kansas native stem from an arrest at his family's home in Topeka last October, months before he was picked as one of 32 semifinalists for the second edition of "American Idol," which debuted in January.

As of last Wednesday, he was one of nine remaining finalists who could be seen performing on the show twice a week. Fox said no decision has been made about whether Clark will be replaced on the show.

Clark's arrest record first came to light in a report posted on the Web site The Smoking Gun (http://www.thesmokinggun.com), which is known for unearthing obscure legal records dealing with numerous celebrities and entertainment figures.

Clark is the third "American Idol" contestant ejected from the show this year because of a checkered past.

Frenchie Davis, a 23-year-old competitor whose powerhouse vocals dazzled the judges and made her a strong contender for the title, was dismissed from the show in February following the discovery that she posed topless on a porn site that purports to feature pictures of underage girls. Davis was reportedly over 18 at the time.

Earlier, "American Idol" semi-finalist Jaered Andrews was kicked off the program after it came to light that he had been arrested on an assault charge in connection with a bar fight in Pennsylvania that ended with a man's death. Fox officials said they learned of Andrew's arrest on their own after he had made the cut as one of 32 semi-finalists but before the first episode aired in January.

A fourth contestant, finalist Lashundra Cobbins, 22, was arrested on a theft charge in Tennessee in 1999 but has since successfully completed a pretrial diversion program and had her criminal record expunged. Unlike the others, Fox said, Cobbins disclosed her background in advance and was allowed to remain on the show.

Fox is owned by News Corp. Ltd.
 
2003-03-31 11:42:29 PM  
The Smoking Gun was there and here's the link Can this go on my submitted links ? I'm desparate for one, like Peter Arnette is desparate to be an Iraqi Citizen. Please Drew, I like Kentucky, (a little, as long as I don't hear dueling banjos).
 
2003-03-31 11:42:33 PM  
and there was rejoicing! from me anyway. good riddance, buddy!
 
2003-03-31 11:43:06 PM  
Wanda Sykes is not teh funny.
 
2003-03-31 11:43:09 PM  
Hahahahahaha......hahahahahaha...*whew*......hahahahahaha
 
zeb
2003-03-31 11:43:35 PM  
Soon to be The Only Person in America Without a Skeleton in Their Closet...
 
2003-03-31 11:44:38 PM  
Unrelated, but at least Jeter got hurt today.
 
2003-03-31 11:45:26 PM  
it would be great if someone found a link to the pictures. i would vote for that person to get a submitted link.
 
2003-03-31 11:45:55 PM  
The Smoking Gun pwns j00.
 
2003-03-31 11:46:13 PM  
hahahahahahahaha....hahahahahaha..haha....ha
 
2003-03-31 11:49:07 PM  
And I couldn't be happier.

American Idol 1 > American Idol 2.
 
2003-03-31 11:50:30 PM  
Fox needs to hire some new background checkers, rather than (apparently) using high school interns who don't know anything more than how to Google.
 
2003-03-31 11:51:16 PM  
Skinink: Yes, the smoking gun was there, and it was already posted.

NO POST FOR YOUUUUU!
 
udo
2003-03-31 11:53:53 PM  
The link doesn't work for me, and doesn't go to The Smoking Gun. I wonder how something like this gets approved.

GEAH: Where in the article title does it say that it goes to the smoking gun? TSG is credited with the scoop in the Yahoo! news article.
This apparently got approved because it's an article of some news merit, and could be of interest to Farkers.
Quitcherbiatchin.
 
2003-03-31 11:55:33 PM  
When is somebody going to pick up Howard Stern's "Convict Island" idea? Get a dozen or so prisoners, dump them on an island, last man alive wins. And no worries about somebody's skeletons-in-the-closet sneaking through a background check.
 
2003-03-31 11:55:44 PM  
The link doesn't work for me, and doesn't go to The Smoking Gun. I wonder how something like this gets approved.

GEAH: Where in the article title does it say that it goes to the smoking gun? TSG is credited with the scoop in the Yahoo! news article.
This apparently got approved because it's an article of some news merit, and could be of interest to Farkers.
Quitcherbiatchin.


Not to mention that it's a follow up to a previously posted article.
 
2003-03-31 11:59:47 PM  
Reality TV is going down the shiatter.
 
2003-04-01 12:01:39 AM  
Sideshow Bob arrested for battering his little sister. American Idol casting directors surrender.

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=485349
 
2003-04-01 12:02:19 AM  
In which case, I claim this thread for the Empire of Lord Argent.
 
2003-04-01 12:05:32 AM  
wanda was on the show?????
 
2003-04-01 12:06:51 AM  
wanda is his sister. Wanda is a slut. We all love wanda.
 
2003-04-01 12:07:05 AM  
http://search.excaliburfilms.com/prolefeedpgs/dadlitgr.htm

Hail Big Brother!
 
2003-04-01 12:08:19 AM  
Lordargent
"Skinink: Yes, the smoking gun was there, and it was already posted.

NO POST FOR YOUUUUU!"

D'OH ! Yes I remember now. I plead the fifth of Sambucca.

 
2003-04-01 12:09:18 AM  
I'm proud to say I didn't know about teh first American Idol contestant disqualified.
 
2003-04-01 12:15:22 AM  
Vis-a-vis Wanda Sykes:
Wanda Sykes annoys the crap outta me. She's loud, irritating, and seems to have different reasons for hating just about everything and everyone. That show is gonna go nowhere, I guarantee it.

Back on the original topic:
Anyone else see the slight resemblance in hair and facial structure between Clay Whatsisname and Thom Yorke? It's a strange comparison, I know, but it's there (at least I think so).
 
2003-04-01 12:19:18 AM  
In a related story, all contestants -- and everyone else involved in the concept, production, and broadcast of this program -- are beaten to death with shovels.

/I can dream
 
2003-04-01 12:20:59 AM  
03-31-03 11:55:33 PM GeneFrenkle
When is somebody going to pick up Howard Stern's "Convict Island" idea? Get a dozen or so prisoners, dump them on an island, last man alive wins. And no worries about somebody's skeletons-in-the-closet sneaking through a background check.


It has indeed been done. "Liberty City Survivor". Just play GTA III.
 
2003-04-01 12:31:21 AM  
Hey, et least day identufied da gal enough two Google ur way two her nekkid pictures...
 
2003-04-01 12:34:05 AM  
03-31-03 11:43:35 PM Zeb
Soon tuh be Thuh Only Person in America Without a Skeleton in Their Closet...


Uh, did yew fergit thuh tahm yew an' RuBilly Joe crashed thuh Hell's Angels hoe-down at Smokies Bar in Albuquerque?
 
2003-04-01 12:35:46 AM  
Why did my post go from English to Red-Neck??
 
2003-04-01 12:38:12 AM  
BruiserX: Happy April Fool's Day on Fark :)
 
2003-04-01 12:38:41 AM  
Guruwari: why is semiotically there a picture of Wanda Sykes in the penetrated space of this article?

I figure they just got them confused:

Uncanny, isn't it?

 
2003-04-01 12:47:38 AM  
SierraMist
Exactly. I'm frightened.
 
2003-04-01 01:04:36 AM  
Whoa they look almost exactly the same i am afraid!
 
2003-04-01 01:06:08 AM  
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2003-04-01 01:07:07 AM  
i guess that happened as a result of me saying shiat without the a?
 
2003-04-01 01:09:27 AM  
It's the pigs. :P
 
2003-04-01 01:10:42 AM  
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2003-04-01 01:11:28 AM  
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2003-04-01 01:26:22 AM  
note to fox... we know about your stupid show already, you can stop irritating us people who think it's stupid and have already decided we don't want to watch it.
fark hype. put some more good tv shows on air, and maybe you wont have to hype the shiat outta every stupid boardroom meeting gone wrong tv show that your producers pull outta their asses to get people to watch them.

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2003-04-01 01:32:48 AM  
GeneFrenkle: washn't that a really bad Kurt Russell movie or somesuch?
 
2003-04-01 01:33:27 AM  
Ugh. Late. Me type not so good. Bleh. Sleep now.
 
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