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Originally posted 08/10/2010 05:00PM
It's been a rough week for Fantasia Barrino.
The American Idol season 3 champ was hospitalized Monday in Charlotte, N.C., after overdosing on aspirin and a sleep aid, her manager Brian Dickens confirmed Tuesday.
"Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time," Dickens said. "Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon."
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident was classified as a suicide attempt. The police report lists Dickens as the reporting person and says Barrino was found with "possible internal injuries."
Originally posted 08/10/2010 03:55PM
Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized Monday in Charlotte, N.C., and treated for a "medication overdose," local TV station WCNC reports.
The American Idol winner, 26, was reportedly rushed to Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville around 8:55 p.m., the same day she denied allegations she had broken up a marriage.
A rep for the singer reportedly confirmed to TMZ.com that she was rushed to the hospital.
Barrino's condition is not life-threatening, sources tell WCNC.com.
Originally posted 08/09/2010 07:45PM
A North Carolina woman's claims that Fantasia Barrino's alleged affair with her husband caused the couple's divorce is not true, says the American Idol winner.
"Fantasia is certain that she is not responsible for the deterioration of [their] marriage," the singer's manager, Brian Dickens, said in a statement Monday.
Court documents filed last week by Paula Cook allege that her husband, Antwaun Cook, and Barrino began a "covert adulterous affair" in August 2009 and that the two made a sex tape.
Originally posted 04/16/2009 09:25AM
Fantasia Barrino must have loved being on reality TV. The former American Idol star will be back in the game come early 2010 – starring in a new unscripted series on VH1.
"Fantasia has one of the most fascinating stories in show business, from her tough upbringing to her meteoric rise on the national scene thanks to American Idol,'" Jeff Olde, executive vp original programming at VH1, tells the Hollywood Reporter.
Originally posted 12/10/2008 11:50AM
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino looks to be one of the latest victims in the economic downturn.
A Charlotte, North Carolina, home owned by the singer is being auctioned to reimburse a loan that was used to pay her taxes, according to the Associated Press.
The company Broward Energy Partners agreed to pay more than $68,000 of the Grammy nominated artist's taxes in 2006 and says they have not been fully compensated. The earnings from the sale would be used to finish paying off the loan.
Originally posted 05/27/2008 01:40PM
Fantasia Barrino has a big "thanks" for Oprah Winfrey.
Last year, the talk show queen cast her as lead in the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. Now, she’s set to star in the new film version that Winfrey plans to produce.
The former American Idol winner got the good news two months ago.
"I was just coming out of surgery that day. I was drugged. As soon as I came out my manager came over to me and [said] 'Guess what? Good news. You got the part.' And I smiled. I couldn’t talk. I smiled and I cried. That's the best news I ever got," said the 23-year old singer, who was in Washington on Sunday to perform at the D.C. Black Pride Unity party at the Avenue Nightclub.
Originally posted 09/27/2006 08:15AM
Joseph Barrino, the father of American Idol season-three winner Fantasia Barrino, has filed a $10 million libel lawsuit against Simon & Schuster over his portrayal in Fantasia – Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, his daughter's 2005 book about her early years and rise to stardom.
Originally posted 07/31/2006 08:15AM
Although Fantasia: Life is Not a Fairy Tale – the TV movie about third-season American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino's difficult past – is not due to air on Lifetime until Aug. 19, producers of the FOX talent show reportedly are already crying foul over their depiction in the biopic.
Originally posted 07/17/2006 07:45AM
Fantasia Barrino was not a totally willing participant in the TV movie about her hard-knock life, the third-season American Idol winner told the Television Critics Association's summer meeting.
Originally posted 10/18/2005 08:00AM
Fantasia Barrino has rankled some residents of her hometown of High Point, N.C., with some unflattering descriptions of the place – and two loyal citizens are demanding action.
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