Idol Contestant Caught on the Throne
February 20, 2007 8:51pm CST
Nothing like sitting on the pot and having your friend stick a camera in your face, eh? And then having someone upload them to the Internet later when you finally get your shot at The Big Time. Welcome to the latest American Idol scandal, in which photos surface online of Top 24 contestant Antonella Barba heeding nature’s call. Give the girl some credit: Barring Jenny McCarthy’s oddly hot Candie’s ad, this is about as cute as a girl can ever look while getting her pee on. And kudos to Barba for having a sense of humor about it, proudly holding up the one-ply bath tissue recently liberated from the roll on her left. There’s also a racy photo of the 20-year-old and some busty friends using their hands as bikini tops, which is always a good idea, or seems so after a few rounds of daiquiris on Spring Break. So will Barba be sent the way of Akron Watson, the Dallas contestant who was booted from the competition after reports surfaced of a prior conviction for marijuana possession? Or will she be Idol's answer to Tara Connor? Earlier this month, Idol's executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told Newsday that FOX reserves the right to kick contestants off if the network "believes[they] will damage the show."When reached for comment, an Idol spokesperson told Usmagazine.com, "FOX has no comment."