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American Idol: The Scandals Begin

January 16, 2009 11:00 AM by Paulene Hinds


This week on the two night premiere of American Idol we saw Casey Carlson from the Kansas City auditions wow the judges with her singing…not her bathing suit, but in reality Casey Carlson is making headlines for just that. She has appeared in Campus Girls USA 2009 Big 10 calendar (100% of the profits go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation) and everyone is chattering about it. Now it seems that another contestant making it through to Hollywood has an even darker history and has the jewelry to prove it.

Punk Rocker Emily Wynne-Hughes, who sings in an all girl band Go Betty Go, or should we say, Go Betty Ford Go, was charged last July for driving under the influence in West Hollywood. The American Idol contestant, who made it through with her rendition of Barracuda, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving and was ordered to wear a SCRAM bracelet and serve three years probation. Apparently there may be an upcoming hearing in which a judge could rescind the order for the SCRAM device, but for now, Emily Wynne-Hughes has to continue wearing the jewelry.

Emily Wynn-Hughs has made headlines in the past as well, not for singing oralcohol impairment, but for her work at Body and Soul Tattoo parlour in California. In February 2007, after famously shaving her head, Britney Spears went there to have a pair of tattoos done. At that time Emily Wynn-Hughs was quoted many times about the incident and at one point her comment was, “We just saw a huge celebrity on the verge of a nervous breakdown.”

If Emily-Wynn Hughes makes it past the Hollywood round she will have to forgo her band’s European tour. The Go Betty Go all girl band is signed to the respected punk label SideOneDummy.

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