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Fantasia debuts on Broadway in The Color Purple having sold $6 million in tickets

Fantasia makes her Broadway debut as Celie in The Color Purple tonight, the first American Idol winner to take the stage in New York. (Other finalists and contestants have appeared there before.) The play’s web site now says “starring Fantasia” in type almost as big as the show’s title, and that’s for good reason: she’s …

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Simon Cowell says Taylor Hicks won because Idol 5 was a “popularity contest”

Because this season of American Idol is so dull, Simon Cowell decided to make news by slamming previous seasons’ contestants. Specifically, he’s criticizing Taylor Hicks, whose record sales are unimpressive, and Jennifer Hudson, who didn’t thank the show after winning an Oscar. At the Museum of Television & Radio late last week, Simon said, “At …

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Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani may perform on Idol; Fantasia will join Broadway’s Color Purple

Jennifer Lopez will perform on American Idol 6, as will Gwen Stefani, according to a report. Access Hollywood says that “Jennifer Lopez has been scheduled perform on ‘American Idol’ on April 11,” while it “has also heard very strong rumors that Gwen Stefani is slated to perform on ‘Idol’ on March 28th.” Speaking of guest …

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Jennifer Hudson: American Idol contestants are “abused, misled and brainwashed”

Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Hudson, who was also an American Idol 3 finalist, does not have kind words for the show. “On American Idol, you go through this mental thing; you’ve got to get yourself back together. You’ve been abused, misled and brainwashed to believe whatever they want you to think,” she …

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