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Simon Cowell Liked the Way David Hernandez 'Stripped it Down'


American Idol producer Ken Warwick told TV Guide that although he did not know of contestant David Hernandez' stripper past, it "won't make any difference" to his eligibility for the show.

Said Warwick: "The truth is, we're never judgmental about what people do to earn a living. They've got to put food in people's mouths. We've had strippers on the show before. Nikki McKibbon was one in [Season] 1. We're never judgmental about people who do things like that. If it were some sort of heavy porn, then maybe we'd have to take action. But certainly not on this...David Hernandez, whatever you say, is a nice guy. And he can sing. He's got a great voice. He deserves to be there, as far as I'm concerned...The thing is, at the end, the public will make the decision anyway. If there's a stretch of the public that thinks, "Oh, dear, he was a male stripper, so I'm not going to vote for him," then that's the luck of the draw. If the public doesn't like him, then they'll get rid of him."

Last night, you may not have heard what Simon Cowell murmured after Hernandez finished his rendition of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now".

Jabbed Cowell: "I liked the way you stripped it down."

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  1. jimmyboyo,

    no, hefty people should NOT be sexual, unless they're gay and don't want to reproduce. isn't obesity an epidemic? lol.

    how come you didn't post a link to your nekked self?

    Posted by: nic | Mar 5, 2008 4:59:50 PM

  2. LOL

    I took my web page down the instant my pic ended up places i never intended.

    In my youth I also did a video out of curiosity. Clips of it are floating around the net in some of the weirdest places. NO, I won't say the name of the video nor the company that mnade it. I might want to be the first gay presidents husband one day. LOL

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Mar 5, 2008 5:41:40 PM

  3. Crisy is right, the actual issue with Frenchie was that she was used to peddle (faux) kiddie porn.

    It's like when Corey Clark was kicked off for not disclosing his outstanding arrest. Trenyce (love her!!!) from the same season disclosed and was allowed to continue in the competition because they reviewed the details prior to agreeing for her to be on the show. loved her.

    I was waiting for the David Hernandez shirtless shot, bout time! love it.

    Posted by: Dan B | Mar 5, 2008 5:53:18 PM

  4. Huh... so Andy, where'd this picture come from?

    And I'd caught that Simon said stripping but not what else. Thanks.

    Posted by: Rob (lrdarystar) | Mar 5, 2008 6:39:45 PM

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