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The Pre-Grammy Gala Has Officially Divided Music’s Biggest Night in Two

If you’re waiting until tonight’s ceremony to get a glimpse of the biggest night in music, wait no longer. The biggest power players in the industry, from Miley Cyrus to Clive Davis and Smokey Robinson, were all out and about last night for a pre-Grammy party that could also be described as the best concert…

Jason Marshall | January 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Fantasia Barrino’s Foreclosed North Carolina Panty-Dropping Palace Finds Buyer for $750K

Fantasia Barrino’s foreclosed North Carolina mansion is off her hands and will soon be out of the bank’s hands now that a buyer has been willing to take over the property.

After hitting the foreclosure market for nearly $850K in May (the American Idol winner paid $1.3 million in 2007), and months of…

Andrea Simpson | November 19, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Fantasia Barrino’s ‘American Idol’ Sequin Catsuit: Yay or Nay? (PHOTOS/POLL)

Although Phillip Phillips took home the title of American Idol on Wednesday’s season 11 finale, season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino certainly got people talking when she hit the stage in a skin-tight, sequin catsuit.

Channeling Jennifer Lopez à la her 2011 American Music Awards performance, Fantasia, 27, showed off her curves in a black bodysuit as she…

Gabrielle Chung | May 24, 2012 - 1:45 am

Fantasia’s Suicide Attempt Captured for Reality Show (VIDEO)

You have to give Fantasia Barrino credit: Even when in the throes of a complete personal breakdown, she still takes care of business.
The American Idol winner, who attempted suicide in August on the heel of an affair scandal, debuts season two of her reality series, Fantasia for Real, on Sunday, and judging from…

| September 17, 2010 - 11:04 am

Fantasia Admits Overdose Was Intentional

Following her scary brush with death after overdosing on Asprin and a sleeping aid, Fantasia admits that it was an intentional suicide attempt.
The American Idol opens up about her suicide attempt for her Behind the Music special, airing on VH1 on Tuesday. A portion of the interview was leaked to People:

| August 23, 2010 - 11:29 am

Fantasia Pressing Forward With Appearances

Still recovering from a pill overdose that landed her in the hospital last week, Fantasia Barrino is pressing on with the planned promotional tour in support of her new album, Back to Me.
Even as she is also embroiled in a sex tape scandal – and being sued by a North Carolina woman…

| August 17, 2010 - 6:51 am

The Week in Buzz: Celebrity News Roundup for the Unfortunately Busy (PHOTOS)

Mean ol’ boss make you work all week instead of letting you keep tabs on all the latest gossip? Don’t worry, Celebuzz has you covered.
Dive into the photo gallery to catch up on all the past week’s happenings in Famous People Land! …

Celebuzz | August 14, 2010 - 8:00 am

American Idol’s Fantasia: From Hospital to Courtroom?

This isn’t shaping up to be the best of month for Fantasia Barrino. The American Idol winner, who was released from the hospital this week following an apparent suicide attempt, is now facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims that Barrino broke up her marriage.
According to Barrino’s attorney Gena Morris, North Carolina…

| August 13, 2010 - 2:45 pm

Update: Fantasia “Doing Fine” After Overdose

The people close to Fantasia Barrino say the former American Idol winner is recovering and “stable” after overdosing on aspirin and sleeping pills. The songbird’s father, Joseph Barrino, tells Us Weekly his daughter is “doing fine” and People quotes Fantasia’s manager, Brian Dickens, as saying she will be released from the hospital soon. 

| August 11, 2010 - 5:00 am

American Idol’s Fantasia Caught in Sex Tape Scandal

Will American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino be the next celebrity to be mired in a sex tape imbroglio?
Barrino, who took away top honors on Idol’s second season, has been named in court papers filed by Paula Cook, who claims that the singer began an affair with her husband, Antwuan Cook, in August 2009.

| August 9, 2010 - 11:44 am

Fantasia Barrino: ‘Idol’ Without a Home?

Sources are denying Tuesday morning that one of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino’s two Charlotte, North Carolina, homes has been foreclosed and will be auctioned off.
A county record “notice of sale” posted at the site Boogaloo gives rise to speculation that the home has been lost.
The notice states that the property…

Betsy Waldman | December 9, 2008 - 10:39 am

All American Idols Are Not Created Equal

Despite the weekly adulation on American Idol, when each season is done, the Idol wannabes take their place in the natural order of things.
And some inevitably sink to the bottom.
Witness, Fantasia Barrino and Blake Lewis, who had legions of devotees and have now both been dropped by their reps.

Celebuzz | June 29, 2008 - 3:50 pm