Monday, April 20, 2009

So Fantasia is going to have a show

Hmmm so VH1 is really doing their thing with showing artists/people who are a long term hiatus (see I was being p.c. about it lol). Now they have Fantasia in the mix...SMH. Wasn't she getting paid, and working on her skills with The Color Purple? I'm confused, no really, how do you go from Broadway to VH1?
Fantasia Lands VH1 Reality Show Deal
By Kristin Boehm
Originally posted Thursday April 16, 2009 09:25 AM EDT
Fantasia Barrino
Photo by: James Diddick / Globe Photos

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.

"Her challenges from fame and her unwillingness to fail have combined to create a larger-than-life talent who appeals to music lovers around the world. So many people wanted to work with her on this, but Fantasia is now part of the VH1 family, and we're so happy to have her."

The nine-time Grammy nominee, who has also been on Broadway and played herself in the Lifetime movie version of her autobiography Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, will chronicle her life as a recording artist and young single mother on the series.

"Fantasia's life has been an open book, but at 24 years old, her story has just begun," executive producer Randy Barbato said, according to the Reporter. "We look forward to smashing expectations and revealing the fresh, funny and unexpected side of this one-of-a-kind country girl and superstar."

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Okay here's her recently performing w/ Ms. Hudson (check out the dude getting hype in the bg lol).

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