Fantasia gets another reality check

April 17, 2009 

The Hollywood Reporter says North Carolina's 'American Idol' Fantasia Barrino is getting a new reality show on VH1.

It won't air until early 2010, but it will focus on 'Tasia's life as a recording artist and single mother.

And they are just loving her 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,' " said Jeff Olde, executive vp original programming at VH1. "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."

Whatever. I love Fantasia and I thought her last album deserved way more love than it got. The girl can sing! I just hope the show is classy. OK, as classy as a reality show can be.

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