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There's bad news for Ramiele Malubay and there's good news for Ramiele Malubay.

The following, slightly scandalous photo has been uncovered from the Facebook account of this American Idol semifinalist.

Tyler Grady Photo

Those aren't her hands on her boobs! The horror!

But here's the good news for Ramiele Malubay:

Last season, Antonella Barba pretty much made any photo that could be leaked of an American Idol contestant harmless by comparison.

Unless other pics of Ramiele, on her knees with her mouth full, come out soon, she ought to be just fine.

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Michael Johns is one of the male favorites on this season of American Idol.

And while we don't have the sort of scoop on this Aussie that we had earlier today on David Hernandez, our staff has uncovered insight into this Idol's name change.

In the past, the former front man for a band called the rising was known by his full moniker: Michael Lee Johns before. So, why the current shortening?

"I stopped talking to my real father when I was about 15, and it was a real kind of poisonous relationship," Michael said. "And my stepfather, his name is John and he came in and not only saved not only my life but also my family with his positivity.

Continues the handsome crooner:

"When I made my new record, I really wanted to get rid of my last name Lee … And my middle name is John, and my stepfather's name is John, so it's like [there are] two John's in the family. [So, that's why I picked] Michael Johns. That's what makes it so big to me."

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Credit goes to People magazine for this terrific collection of celebrity quotes from the past week. As you can see, many topics are covered ...

"Angelina Jolie couldn't be here - it's hard to find 17 babysitters on Oscar night."
- Host Jon Stewart

"Clothes!"
- Johnny Depp, on what he was wearing to the Oscars

"It's fun trying to get pregnant."
- Gwen Stefani

"I don't know a lot about balls."
- Ellen DeGeneres, to Heidi Klum, during a cooking segment on her show

Like Zac Efron, neither of these couples is actually gay... or are they?

"You had to be painting toes and blow-drying hair."
- Ben Affleck, on teaming up with Jimmy Kimmel to spoof Sarah Silverman's video with Matt Damon

"You know when you go around to your aunty's and the little chihuahua gets on your leg because they think it's something else? That's my relationship with Ryan. It's like: Off!"
- Simon Cowell, on how he gets along with American Idol co-star (and celebrity gossip presidential primary candidate / partner) Ryan Seacrest

"My cheeks hurt, I'm so happy."
- Drew Barrymore, on beau Justin Long

"I like Barack. He's like a great boyfriend. He's a great talker. You wake up the next morning and you go: 'I don't know how I took my clothes off.'"
- Sherri Shepherd, on Barack Obama

"It's double the love, and it's also double the crying and the screaming."
- Diddy, father of twins, giving advice to Jennifer Lopez

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American Idol fans have been surprised so far at the talent of David Hernandez. This season seven semifinalist didn't receive much air time prior to the final 24 being announced, but he's proven to be a smooth vocalist.

Viewers will likely also be surprised by the following rumor: Hernandez used to work at a gay bar called Dick's Cabaret.

Talk of such a former occupation began on VotefortheWorst.com, a well-known, anti-American Idol website. So it's hard to say how legitimate this piece of gossip is. But the site has supposedly received numerous comments validating Hernandez's prior job, while the accompanying photos on this post also back up the rumor.

Not that there's anything wrong with it.

In fact, we hope David embraces his homosexual, kinky side and performs a duet with fellow, seemingly gay contestant Danny Noriega.

David Hernandez is highlighted in this photo. Rumor has it he worked at a gay bar. Other rumors state that Zac Efron would love to frequent this kind of establishment.

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At least Robbie Carrico has more time now to read about Britney Spears news.

The ex-boyfriend of that troubled singer was one of four American Idol contestants voted off the show last night. Viewers never bought Carrico's transformation from boy band singer to hard rocker.

Fans also gave the boot to Alaina Whitaker, Jason Yeager and Alex Lushington. When Whitaker (pictured below) heard her name called, she let out a loud cry.

"Sorry, this is so embarrassing," she told host Ryan Seacrest, who consoled her with a hug.

Alaina Whitaker isn't part of the final 16 on American Idol. David Archuleta, Michael Johns and Brooke White certainly are, however.

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Many believe people Amanda Overmyer's hairstyle is a crime.

But it's nothing compared to the actual crime committed by this American Idol semifinalist: celebrity gossip site TMZ is reporting that Overmyer was arrested for DUI in October 2006.

That's just dangerous and irresponsible. Here's Amanda's mug shot:

Amanda Overmyer Mug Shot

The booking photo of Amanda Overmyer is a bit grainy. But check out clearer, crazier, more entertaining celebrity mug shots right now in our gallery full of them.

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Last night on American Idol, the issue of which female put on the best performance was far from grey. In fact, it was black and white.

Brooke White!

Grady on Stage

The quiet crooner sat on a stool, strummed her guitar and performaned a perfect version of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain." Consider what Simon Cowell - the judge about whom that song could have been written - said about the audition:

I absolutely loved it. The absolute perfect song for you. It was one of the rare occasions where I felt the artist had genuinely chosen the song. It absolutely connected; I thought you sang it very well. The song didn't sound old-fashioned. This is why we put you through into the latter stages.

Take a look and a listen for yourself and let us know: is Brooke White now the female favorite? 

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Also earning praise last night from the judges were:

  • Kristy Lee Cook: Bounced back from last week with a rendition of "You're No Good" by Betty Everett that was a "100% improvement" from the prior week, according to Randy Jackson.
  • Carly Smithson: Simon didn't love the song choice of "Crazy on You" by Heart, but did tell the Irish singer that "I don't think any of these girls can touch you vocally."

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Can any of the female American Idol contestants equal the awe-inspiring performance of David Archuleta last night? It seems unlikely.

But we can't wait to see Asiah Epperson, Carly Smithson and company try tonight.

Here are thumbnails of each of the remaining 10 semifinalists on the women's side of American Idol. Click on them now for larger versions - and be sure to visit The Hollywood Gossip tomorrow for a wrap up of their auditions...

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On American Idol last night, Robbie Carrico was pretty much called a fraud by Randy Jackson. The show's resident dawg of a judge referred to Carrico's attempt to rock out with:

I don't know if the rock thing is really, really your thing... [Your voice] doesn't have enough grunt to really be like a rock voice...

We can only imagine, therefore, how Jackson would respond to this news about Robbie's attempt to be a hardcore rocker: he wears a wig!

According to TMZ, American Idol staffers are well aware of the fact that Carrico's long mane is as fake as Heidi Montag's breasts. There's just not much they can do or say about it.

In the end, a case of Robbie wigging out should have been expected long ago: he used to date Britney Spears.

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None of them achieved the sort of response from the judges - and teenage girls in attendance - that David Archuleta did last night.

But the following American Idol men should at least feel safe booking a song for next week's semifinal show:

Chikezie: Sang "I Believe to My Soul" by Donny Hathaway. Simple outfit, laid back performance and less attitude than last week led to the following from Randy:

"Chikezie is back, America ... This is the guy we fell in love with. I've said this twice tonight, I'm so happy you're back. That was blazing, you were having fun, you were singing at ease, at will, you didn't care what was going on, That was hot ... You're in it to win it."

David Cook: Sang "All Right Now" by Free. Definitely a more believable rocker than Robbie Carrico, Cook elicited the following praise:

"You are the real deal, you know? You got it ... It was very smart, very fun, very relevant to who you are and I loved it.'

David Hernandez: Sag "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," The Undisputed Truth. May not be able to continue flying under the radar after this performance. Even Simon gushed:

"This may surprise you, but in my opinion that was the best vocal of the night so far... I like the fact that when you are given some criticism, rather than sulking you treat it as a challenge... You've risen to the challenge ... I'm quite happy to hold my hand up and say I am a fan."