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Jennifer Hudson had to learn to be “a bitch” for her role in Dreamgirls

This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly has a look at the upcoming film Dreamgirls, which stars American Idol 3 contestant Jennifer Hudson as Effie. She beat season three winner Fantasia Barrino (and 800 others) for the role. However, she didn’t immediately fit into the role. The film’s director, Condon, “agonized” over Jennifer’s part in the …

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Fantasia’s father sues her publisher for $10 million over her book’s “malicious untruths”

Fantasia Barrino’s father, Joseph, is suing the publisher of her memoir for $10 million. He claims Life is Not a Fairy Tale includes “false, exaggerated, sensational, intentional and malicious untruths.” The AP reports that those alleged “untruths” include “that he was hostile to the music industry, that he asks his daughter for money when she …

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American Idol producer says movie’s claim they asked Fantasia to quit is “a complete fabrication”

American Idol 3 winner Fantasia Barrino was asked to quit the show by producers, according to the biopic film she starred in for Lifetime. Fantasia: Life is Not a Fairy Tale, which stars Fantasia as herself, debuts in August on Lifetime, and is based upon Fantasia’s book of the same name. According to The New …

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Carrie Underwood graduates from college; Fantasia will star as herself in a Lifetime movie

The third and fourth season American Idol winners both recently announced major successes, although neither had anything at all to do with singing. Carrie Underwood graduated from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma on Sunday. Earlier, she “withdrew from school just three credits shy of graduating” to compete on the show, but now she “graduated magna …

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Some in Fantasia’s hometown angry with her description of their community

Fantasia Barrino’s memoir, Life is Not a Fairy Tale, describes her hometown, High Point, NC, as “a depressing place for anyone who is not a furniture store owner” and the “Land of the Dead.” Those furniture store owners are pissed off, and have created a web site to fight back. The subtly titled Fantasiaslies.com is …

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