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Joanna Pacitti’s “Idol” exit stokes rumor mill

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pacitti1Joanna Pacitti’s controversial bid for another shot at making it big in the music business through ” American Idol” has come to an abrupt end after being booted from the Top 36.

But the precise reasons for her swift exit sent the rumor mill into overdrive.  While Fox said  “it had been determined that Joanna Pacittii is ineligible to continue in the competition”, “Idol” producers gave no details over what prompted their decision after judges Simon, Kara, Paula and Randy decided to give her another chance.

Was it just Pacitti’s previous record deal — she released an album in 2006 — or the fact that she had also starred in an MTV documentary and opened for Sheryl Crow?

Star magazine is claiming much of the credit for her exit with a story it ran in its Feb 16 issue that appeared to show some major conflict of interest issues involving Pacitti and the company that produces “American Idol”, 19 Entertainment.

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