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Fantasia confirms suicide attempt during VH1’s ‘Behind the Music’ Aug. 24; Katharine McPhee in a car accident

n106143725556_6363Katharine McPhee Tweeted last night that she got into a car accident but the details are sketchy. And one of her responses was to Dane Cook of all people.

Just had a lovely experience at the local Sherman oaks hospital. Was hit from behind pretty dang hard. My one regret was not wearing makeup.

I was in car accident today in full makeup, hair, wardrobe &background singers.Ugly cops.

One more thing…my car, definitely not going to be ok. It’s seen better days.

And VH1’s “Behind the Music” tomorrow is with Fantasia at 9 p.m. It happens to air the same day as her album  comes out. She confirmed she did try to die on purpose two weeks ago.

“I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out,” the American Idol winner, 26, tells VH1 in a new Behind the Music interview, airing 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday, the same day her new album, Back to Me, is released. “At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with – all of it, all of that [expletive].”

She continues: “I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills.”

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mirandalambert2012

August 23rd, 2010
10:33 pm

Sorry to hear this. I can’t help but to contrast Fantasia with Diana DeGarmo (she came in 2nd place that year) who seems to be having the time of her life on broadway which is probably where Fantasia should be. She probably has alot of people, who do not have her best interests at heart, pulling her in many different directions.

KBASS

August 23rd, 2010
11:14 pm

YOU PEOPLE ARE SO QUICK TO JUDGE, IF YOU SNAP OR DROP THE BALL TOMORROW . WHAT WOULD PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU? FANTASIA HAS A LIFE, AND A GOOD ONE . DON’T YOU GET CAUGHT UP IN THE RAPTURE, CAUSE IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU.

Diamonelle Zirconia LeShontay SheNayNay Bonquiqui Washington

August 23rd, 2010
11:47 pm

Oh no, not da rapture! Oh no she ditnt!!!

Fantasia

August 24th, 2010
12:10 am

Black folks are suckers…. PITY ME…. PITY…. PITY….. SUCKERS..
It is NOT my FAULT. I have a terrible life… PITY… PITY… PITY…
BUY my album…. REWARD ME… YES MONEY… MONEY…MONEY….
SUCKERS..

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

August 24th, 2010
12:16 am

I’ll put it this way … if Fantasia’s life is a “good” one, i’ll take my ol’ bad life and be perfectly happy. sheesh

BroadwayFan

August 24th, 2010
12:16 am

Ha! Fantasia is a one trick pony. Roles for her type of voice is very limited.
No way can she make a living on broadway.

BroadwayFan

August 24th, 2010
12:30 am

She will lose her voice on Broadway given her technique. Oh wait… She did get nodules… So until and when she actually sings the correct way and not the gospel way, she will not have a carreer on broadway.

RealPoverty

August 24th, 2010
1:22 am

S##$ Fantasia. You think you are poor and deprived. There is a lot of people out in the world that survives on less than a us dollar a day.

SJenkins

August 24th, 2010
6:18 am

Sounds a little fishy to me. Your try this right when your CD is to be released. Could this be a publicity stunt to get people to buy your CD? And the CD is entitled “BACK TO ME” Interesting!!!! Well if you are going to playing with your life like that then prepare to answer to Almighty God because your life belongs to him because he created you therefore if this is a publicity stunt I hope she is prepared for the consequences.

Hollywood really needs to wake up and stop getting in the business of trying to fool people and most importantly Almighty God.

Deirdre

August 24th, 2010
7:59 am

Morning!

Thanks linny. I was going to mention the same thing but decided it probably wasn’t worth it.

I try not to assume things about anyone on this blog. I try, very hard, to go with what I know about each person who contributes to the discussion. It isn’t easy. Occasionally, and without malice, I’ll put on the Queen’s robes and speak for all of you, which is not my privilege or my right.

Words are just words, but they are all we have here(barring the occasional emoticon)to express a thought. Those words can be carefully thought out or just thrown on the page in the heat of a discussion.

We cannot, at least, we should not EVER make assumptions about a person based on what we read.

For example, writing in a certain vernacular does NOT mean the writer is black. Complaining about the President does NOT mean the writer is a conservative. Writing an opinion that disagrees with most others does not make the writer stupy. Misspelling words or messing up the syntax in a sentence does not make the writer uneducated.

Summer, who expressed an opinion earlier in this thread that I agree with, may be a white person using racist language but may also be a black person calling out Fantasia in what many would think is a completely appropriate way. We don’t know one way or the other…until summer tells us…and even then, we still don’t really know.

Deirdre

August 24th, 2010
8:22 am

Is it just me or do y’all think this won’t go over too well with American audiences:

Producers for the reality singing show “The X Factor” have confirmed today that they’ve used Auto-Tune tools to enhance the voices of their contestants. An “X Factor” spokesman told the media that the work was necessary because of the number of microphones used during filming.

I-Ninjakicksbacklime

August 24th, 2010
8:39 am

That’s what happens when simon has total control.

Mercedes S.

August 24th, 2010
8:53 am

Morning, all!

gg, some of here have been taken to task for correcting spelling mistakes, so I’m glad you didn’t mind.

Deirdre, thanks for 7:59 post. Thoughtful as always. Keep them Queen’s robes! Made me think of hubby’s first cousin M, from Savannah, English ex-prof at Chapel Hill. One day she spoke gullah in class, when the subject was American dialects, anbd a black student was so upset that a white person knew this “black” language, he beat her up.

Now I read in today’s AJC that the DEA is seeking 9 Ebonics translators.

Mercedes S.

August 24th, 2010
8:53 am

that’s “and”

pebblebeach

August 24th, 2010
8:55 am

The Fantasia pill popping espisode was all staged for publicity to in part promote her reality show and album….I for one am not falling for it…not one bit…nor will I buy her album or watch the show….as a matter of fact, I muted her out while watching MTV music videos the other day…

Rosita

August 24th, 2010
8:57 am

Good morning, friends and others. What we are seeing on this thread and others about Fantasia is the ugly pustule of racism being lanced wide open. Hurtful and disgusting, but perhaps healthy to let the poison out and the healing begin. True closet racists would imo never be so thoughtful or earnest in exploring a topic like this.

Woodpappy

August 24th, 2010
8:59 am

As a long time cop, one had to know “the language of the street”. Some people don’t understand, “excuse me sir, may I speak with you?”.

Woodpappy

August 24th, 2010
9:01 am

Rosita….”pustule” so early in the morning???? Yuk !

Deirdre

August 24th, 2010
9:04 am

ewwww…pustule!?

Miss A

August 24th, 2010
9:07 am

It just totally amazes me that in this day and age, people are still bigots and racists, and make such heartless, crude comments. I do have my doubts about this whole Fantasia story and question it’s credibility (I am black), but we have to remember that she is still a human being and folks need to be a little more sensitive when it comes to peoples lives. I just think it is a little too convenient that all of this is happening JUST when her album is about to come out, a Behind the Music episode is about to be shown, and her reality show will soon start. Talk about a increased visibility!!! If her suicide attempt was not real and all of this was a ploy to increase sales, then she needs help more than we realize.

Deirdre

August 24th, 2010
9:11 am

I think the one comment that bothered me the most in this whole thread(ignoring, of course, the people who try to shock for effect) is I do not have a racist/prejudice bone in my body

IMO, this is not possible. Human nature. Some people are very capable of keeping their built in prejudices under control, some people are very good at recognizing unreasonable thoughts and tamping them down but to say you have no prejudice and then imply that someone else is a racist is, in and of itself, prejudiced.

Rickster

August 24th, 2010
9:12 am

Morning all.

Kara tries to quit. AI has not decided whether or not to allow her out of her contract:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=69016&sitesection=ndnsubss&VID=92843

Back to the boycott. See you all later.

Harriett

August 24th, 2010
9:30 am

Good morning. Thanks, D, for the autotune thing. I read that yesterday, and I, for one, do not like the idea at ALL! WTF are they thinking?

Deirdre

August 24th, 2010
9:39 am

The X-Factor people claim that the judges base their opinions on the live(non-enhanced) performance…but what about when the audience starts voting? Do they get to base their opinions on live voices or on Auto-Tuned voices?

Harriett

August 24th, 2010
9:40 am

Exactly, Dierdre! I absolutely hate this idea. I wonder if the Brit version uses autotune?

Deirdre

August 24th, 2010
9:50 am

It’s the Brit version they’re, talking about, Harriett. The US version hasn’t started yet.

Mercedes S.

August 24th, 2010
9:54 am

Heck, with autotune EVERYBODY can sing, so why even bother having a “singing” contest! It will be all about looks and marketability.Goodbye chubby people, people with bad teeth or no teeth, etc.

Deirdre

August 24th, 2010
9:55 am

Here’s the whole article:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/08/x-factor-auto-tune-american-idol-reality-tv.html

They claim they do it because so many microphones are used during filming. So, if they do it during filming and the show is always filmed(whether it’s being broadcast live or not) then can we assume that they do it during shows where the audience votes? Seems like it.

respectyourself

August 24th, 2010
10:01 am

The only reason that Fantasia is being attacked for this affair is because the wife filed suit under an antiquated law in Carolina. Angelina Jolie is the biggest homewrecker of all time. She, however, just did not comment from all the attacks and definitely did not do interviews.

kelly&carriefan

August 24th, 2010
10:40 am

Coming out of hiding, just to say: Auto Tune? H-e-double hockey sticks. NO! It’s a TALENT competition. Seriously. I do a mean “lip synching,” would y’all pay to see that? Probably not.

kelly&carriefan

August 24th, 2010
10:40 am

oh, and also, HEY Y’ALL! Have a lovely Tuesday.

BIG JIM

August 24th, 2010
10:54 am

Now that she has admitted trying to commit suicide, her overrated crap will be played again!
Anyone notice how steve harvey(bumpkin) and michael baisden don’t play her crap since the
“suicide”? Also, did anyone notice steve harvey playing alicia keyes again? I haven’t noticed
it since her revelation about being a homewrecker with swiss cheese.

Just saying that the stawberry letter is OK to discuss peoples’ business, but don’t delve into
alicia keyes(boy) and fatassia!

Lastly, people like gg are dumbasses. Go work for black radio. Even though it’s owned by WHITES,
you can still bask in ignorance when you call it the peoples’ station.

Reality

August 24th, 2010
10:58 am

Dont be stupid. Has morality/prejudices really changed for the better at all ? I would even say that it was worst in the past 1000/2000 years ago. Only thing that has changed is the insistence on being treated equally for most people. However some insist on more as “compensation” for the past.

wreckedpizza

August 24th, 2010
11:08 am

Morning, all! Just popped in to say that I really, really, really love Diana DeGarmo and am glad she is not following the path of the F-person.

Now back to the bunker with Rickster and kelly&carriefan (ooh, yeah!)…

Harriett

August 24th, 2010
11:22 am

Dierdre, I thought they were considering it for the US. I completely misread. But, anyway, I am still absolutely stunned that they are doing this. Like Mercedes, anyone can sing with autotune. Grrrrr!

gg

August 24th, 2010
11:26 am

@Deirdre – you took my comment out of context. @Big Jim – grow up! Calling me a “dumbass” says to me that you do not get it! Why would I want to work at a “black” radio station – because I like Fantasia’s music? I like Alicia Keys’ music and I like Angelina’s movies. Just because I like their music/movies does not mean that I approve of what that they do/have done in their personal lives.

I understand that everyone has some sort of prejudice (i.e. women are smarter then men) – “Organizational Behavior 101″. I have a problem when anyone (white or black) who use disparaging racial words to describe an individual or group of people. I do not discriminate on anyone based of their “race”.

Deirdre

August 24th, 2010
12:10 pm

Vin…I didn’t mean to sound like I was scolding you. I just always cringe when I hear that someone believes that they are free of prejudices. People who are raised in Brooklyn are different than people who are raised in Buffalo. Californians are different than Georgians. Asians are different than Polynesians. To say that white people and black people are the same is to deny their unique qualities. The’ same’ and ‘equal’ are 2 different things.

I abhor “racism” but sometimes question how it is defined. When a black person uses racial slurs against another black person…is that racism? It’s a legitimate question, I hope, because I don’t honestly know how to answer it.

I also admit to being irritated by the large number of people who pop in here and comment only when something controversial is going on and then use those comments against the blog and its regular inhabitants. On most days, the discussions in here are far from controversial but judgments are made based only on the controversial subjects and the ‘drive-by” comments by those who want to shock people.

Mercedes S.

August 24th, 2010
12:25 pm

There was a snippet of the F-girl on a mornig show… gosh, I’d forgotten how squeaky her little girl voice is…and I just have one comment… ‘tasia needs to see JHud’s dietician.

Deirdre

August 24th, 2010
12:29 pm

Simon has entered the Auto-Tune fray:

“He only came back from holiday yesterday and as soon as he landed he was very busy taking lots of calls from production and ITV bosses. He said ‘the sh** has hit the fan’ and was shocked about the fans’ reaction and wanted to do something straightaway.

“The integrity of the show is very important to him and so he told production that Auto-Tune cannot be used again. Simon has banned producers from ever using this software again.”

Mercedes S.

August 24th, 2010
12:29 pm

Harriett, had to lol at your comment “Like Mercedes, anyone can sing with autotune”. My youngest son, the musician, was three years old when he interrupted my bedtime lullaby with “Mommy, please stop. That hurts my ears.”

Rickster

August 24th, 2010
1:37 pm

Feel free to hang out with me, K&CF and Highlander in the Fantsleazia-free zone of the super-top-secret, highly fortified but oh so comfy undisclosed bunker. :-)

Harriett

August 24th, 2010
1:40 pm

Got me, Mercedes! Should have been “As Mercedes said, …”

Also, HOORAY for Simon!

I-Ninjakicksbacklime

August 24th, 2010
1:52 pm

Simon deserves no hooray as he was the one to use auto tune in the first place as show dictator. No one does jack w/o his ok on xfactor. Plus he voted for jedward who are awful.

Mercedes S.

August 24th, 2010
2:02 pm

But you were spot on, Harriett!

Should RoHo be asked for new thread?
Pro: this one has run its course
Con:He’d have to lead with F-woman

Harriett

August 24th, 2010
2:19 pm

Ninja, the shout-out was for recognizing the need to change it and doing it. He’s no fool. And, I will hooray for Simon as I well please, thank you.

Rosita

August 24th, 2010
3:20 pm

Hooray for Harriett!!

Rodney Ho

August 24th, 2010
4:18 pm

New blog entry with no Fantasia references at all… :)

Rosita

August 24th, 2010
4:57 pm

Hooray for Rodney!

andreisking@gmail.com

August 26th, 2010
7:16 am

She did what? For what? A dude? Are you serious? On purpose? So now I guess i’m suppose to rush out and buy her cd! Yeah from from the boot-leg dude,lol. Next time try a loaded 38!