American Idol: Former Contestant Corey Clark Arrested...Again
Former American Idol contestant Corey Clark was arrested early Monday morning in Arkansas after police found drugs and drug paraphernalia in his car.  He is currently being held at Pulaski County Jail pending a court hearing sometime today.  Clark is also being held in regard to an outstanding warrant stemming from a missed court appearance in Arizona.  The Arizona charge involved trespassing.  Corey Clark was a contestant on the second season of American Idol, but was ultimately disqualified for failure to report to producers a previous arrest.  After being kicked off the show, Clark accused Paula Abdul of striking up an affair with him.  Abdul was cleared of all accusations.

Clark is a troubled guy, obviously.  He's now been arrested numerous times and as you can see from the mug shot here, he's not looking too good these days.  The whole Paula Abdul situation is a bizarre one and it's hard to know whether there's any truth to the allegations.  Looking at Clark's history, there's one of two ways of looking at him: a sympathetic character who has been sent on a downward spiral since his disqualification from American Idol, or as just a huge scumbag.

If the allegations towards Paula Abdul are true and he was kicked off the show because producers caught wind of their arrangement, then I can feel some for Clark.  Having a chance to advance far into American Idol, aided by a paramour of a judge or not, is a massive career opportunity.  To have that yanked away on a technicality would definitely be devastating.

On the other hand, if he was just bitter and made up the whole Abdul affair out of nothing, than Clark may just be a scummy dude.  There's no excuse for accusing someone of an illegal affair.  Whether it's true or not, that person will always be tainted in some people's eyes.  Let's hope Clark eventually cleans up his act.

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: FOX News