American Idol Arrests, Controversy Surround Ashlyn Carr, Akron Watson

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Those who watched the American Idol auditions in San Antonio last night should be excited about two new hopefuls moving on to Hollywood:

  1. Ashlyn Carr
  2. Akron Watson

Legal problems are now swirling around each, however - and one looks to have been disinvited to Hollywood due to a brush with the law.

Ashlyn Carr
Let's start with Carr (pictured). The 18-year enjoyed a unique experience in front of the judges last night: Simon was the only one who approved of her audition. Because of his sway with Randy and Paula, however, Ashlyn was actually invited back for a second chance; upon which, she received her golden ticket.

However, an article on talks about a Sam Houston student who was arrested for pouring sugar in her ex-boyfriend's gas tank. Carr reportedly admitted to the crime, which took place after her Idol audition. Therefore, the singer's Hollywood status is unknown at this time.

The same cannot be said for Watson. He's out ... for now. Despite impressing judges with his vocal talent, Akron has been dismissed from Hollywood. The reasons aren't known, but an arrest for marijuana possession has been assumed to be it.

Because other contestants with criminal records have made the journey, though, Watson is doing all he can to protest. You can read his side at Watson's MySpace page and take action if you wish to see this talent receive another shot at stardom.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.