Gossip Links to Topless Photos of American Idol Contestant

By Jeannine Coppola,
Antonella Barba may be in for more than a rocky ride on the American Idol rollercoaster.

American Idol contestant, Antonella Barba of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, may be kicked off the show, but not for singing badly. According to People magazine, topless photos of Barba have surfaced on the Internet, which although they don't feature the singer completely in the nude, they are scandalous enough to get her booted.

This has not been the first dirty photo scandal for American Idol. During Season 2 of the program, finalist Frenchie Davis was thrown off the show after topless photos of her appeared on a porn web site.

American Idol's producer, Nigel Lythgoe, claims he was unaware that the pictures of Barba existed. "We have really good background checks on everybody, and we deal with that every season," he said. "It's sad, isn't it, that your best friends are the ones that come forward with information that will go to Smoking Gun or put your photographs on the Web?"

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