From TMZ: TMZ has learned David Archuleta's dad, Jeff, has been officially banned from "American Idol." Here's how it went down. "Idol" sources tell TMZ Jeff has been a complete pain in the ass, interfering with the entire production. He has badgered producers, the band, vocal coaches and even other contestants. The final straw came this week, when Jeff wanted to change the lyrics to David's first song, "Stand By Me." Jeff insisted on adding a verse from Sean Kingston's hit, "Beautiful Girls." Producers sent him an e-mail telling him the lyrics could not be changed. They were beyond pissed when David sang the song with Kingston's lyrics during the live show. We're told by changing the lyrics, it created problems with the song's publisher and cost "A.I." a lot of money. Jeff was ordered to sit with "A.I." lawyers on Wednesday, who told him he was "banned from being in the rooms where David was learning or rehearsing his songs." It's "Idol's" position, since David is 17, he does not need a guardian -- just a teacher. Jeff will be allowed to sit in the audience during the live show but he's 86'd from anything backstage. Play videoSources say the other contestants were fed up with Jeff and didn't want him near them. Now they have their wish. All in all, sources say Jeff is the stage dad from hell. BTW, he was banned on the set when David did "Star Search" a few years back. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On the board where I found this info posted, someone commented that David displays the classic systems of mental and emotional abuse. He licks his lips because he's nervous. He doesn't move because he's afraid he'll do something wrong. He's polite to the judges because he's probably never talked back to authority in his life. Sometimes he looks like he's waiting for the other shoe to fall -- he almost cringes. Ryan mentioned last week how he always looked like he was about to pass out after singing. He clamps his mouth shut and starts nose breathing. It will be interesting to see if there is any difference in his behavior next week. I wonder what how his dad treats him when David get any criticism from the judges. He hasn't gotten many bad reviews, but it probably wouldn't take much. I can't believe they didn't kick Daddy out sooner!