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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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Rickster

August 23rd, 2010
11:25 am

Thank heavens for the Kat McPhee pic… but I’m outta here till a new thread is up.

See you all later.

kelly&carriefan

August 23rd, 2010
11:34 am

I hear ya, Rickster. Maybe the pic will throw people off? Well, here’s hoping anyway…

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
11:36 am

We won’t get attacked until it’s on the front page.

Sorry to hear about Kat’s accident…sounds like she’s ok. I like her better with dark hair, which she went back to a few months ago.

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
12:48 pm

RE Kat’s car accident: My one regret was not wearing…she goes on in the next tweet to say make-up…all the firemen and policemen were hot!

blkshepherd

August 23rd, 2010
12:52 pm

Why would anyone take the Life God gave them, end it for another human being escapes me. No man or woman is worth you taking your life. It aint that serious. I am disappointed because she appeared to be strong. Guess you cant really determine how strong some one is by looking at the outer core. she presents a tough outer core but now I see. And to think this is over a man that belongs to some one else. Now if that dont take the cake.

Sam-A

August 23rd, 2010
12:55 pm

First, Rodney – didya really have to?????

My first reaction was “if I looked like that and I was looking in a mirror I, too, would…….” but that’s just really kinda mean and ignort – but then, we are talking about the snarkiest idol ever, so whoooooo cares!

Liar

August 23rd, 2010
12:59 pm

I don’t believe anyone that takes a bottle of OTC pain relievers REALLY wants to commit suicide. Nice try…you got your publicity, Fantasia. I know your popularity is waning, but this is NOT the way to build it up. You have to WORK for what you have. Too many want it handed to them on a silver platter. I have NO respect for anyone that tries a stupid stunt such as this.

BIG JIM

August 23rd, 2010
1:03 pm

Rodney, you may be attacked by those who didn’t want to believe fatasia was capable
of drinking the kool-aid! Now you,me AND tay-tay will be guilty of hatin’ on black people.

What will “she” admit tomorrow, that she has a taste for red meat, or that she likes breathing oxygen!

After the lady killed her babies here in SC, folks don’t seem so willing to forgive faults as
quickly. Reality is a mother.

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:09 pm

Too bad she didn’t do a better job.
No sympathy here for a moron that, who has an easy existence and wants to check out.
Didn’t he act in that Disney classic that was remade into a spaghetti western, with Clint Eastwood?

stillafan

August 23rd, 2010
1:11 pm

It’s really sad that Fantasia felt the need to ‘just want out’…Life is hard and to be in the public eye is even harder. I really hope she leans on her faith in God and the support that her family offers. Love hurts and love is blind, but it is never enough to try to take your own life. We as mothers can’t be selfish and live for ourselves – when all else fails…look at that daughter of yours and pull strength from somewhere and make it happen. I’ll continue to pray for her. No one should judge the next.

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
1:21 pm

Didn’t he act in that Disney classic that was remade into a spaghetti western, with Clint Eastwood?

Who?

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:28 pm

“Fantasia Barino” that’s who.
It was called “Mikey Soprano Goes to Washington” He was the guy with the funny wizard’s hat that was having problem with that broom gang from Mexico that kept holding out on the protection money.

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:28 pm

I cried. sniff!

Rob

August 23rd, 2010
1:30 pm

Fantasia is always smiling. Who knew she was just wearing a mask to hide her pain? I really hope she gets the right kind of help and finds a way to shine her brightest.

Ms Mo

August 23rd, 2010
1:30 pm

All that are judging and wishing that this child died it must really be nice to sit upon your high throne and judge and determine other’s fate. One must walk a mile in someone shoes before judging them, I am by no means condoning what Fantansia has done but I can truly sympathize with her on how it feels to be all alone and no one understands you. I truly pray that this young lady gets some help to heal her heart, her mind and most important her soul. God Bless you and keep you!!!!!

wreckedpizza

August 23rd, 2010
1:30 pm

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
11:36 am
We won’t get attacked until it’s on the front page.

It is now on the front page of ajc.com. Prepare!

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
1:30 pm

shaggy…I am so lost!

This ought to kick things into high gear:

Oprah Winfrey has reached out to Paula Cook to talk about how American Idol star Fantasia Barrino stole her husband, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
1:33 pm

Who knew she was just wearing a mask to hide her pain?

That mask wasn’t hiding her pain…it was hiding her plans for this ugly publicity stunt!

Disappointed in Fantasia

August 23rd, 2010
1:34 pm

I’m a fan of Fantasia and highly disappointed in her that she would end her life (1) over a man (2) when so many people have supported her career (including me) even when she seemed to go off on the deep end with the music, clothing, and attitude (3)without even thinking about that beautiful daughter of hers. Nothing is more important in life than your children. What was she thinking?

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Rob

August 23rd, 2010
1:39 pm

Deidre. Seriously? Please, log off.

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:40 pm

Oprah, yeah she was on the Andy Griffeth Show. She lived with Andy and Opie, made a wicked apple pie, as I remember it. Wasn’t she also dating Barney, or Festus?
Did she try to off herself too? Sorry, I just have no sympathy for these legends that live a papmered existence and need the big sleep.

tyrace

August 23rd, 2010
1:40 pm

Fantasia I hope you get it togeher.Life Hard but get back up and go back out there and get them sexy lady.

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:41 pm

Rob, way to go. I am glad that someone else knew Fatastic Moreno’s acting credits.

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:43 pm

He also turned in a wonderful performance on “House on the Prarie” as that big guy with the pitchfork that kept chasing the women around.

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:44 pm

Yeah, ” Fatalistic Sombrero” we hope you live to “Die another Day”.

Mercedes S.

August 23rd, 2010
1:46 pm

How I LOATHE this ‘tasia talk, but… but, did Kat McPhee really not wear a seatbelt? If so, I hope her cousin, Nanny, will spank her for it.

Mercedes S.

August 23rd, 2010
1:48 pm

Shaggy – I love “papmered”. Gingerly adding it to stupy and ignort.

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:51 pm

Sadly, I just made the so important connection between Ms Burrito and the passing of Rep. Stevens. I am so very sorry they were on the plane going to Peru. Why did Ms Burro jump out?

Heather MacDonald

August 23rd, 2010
1:51 pm

I’m outta here until a new thread is up. I’m sick to death of Skantasia and her publicity stunts. Holy cow, Rodney. However, thanks for the Kat pic. She’s so pretty!! :-)

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
1:52 pm

Rob…not a chance!

Mercedes…she continued her tweet…make-up…she wasn’t wearing make-up!

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
1:54 pm

Rob…you can’t see a publicity stunt when it hits you in the face???? New album coming out…second season of her reality show about to start(and btw, she made sure the cameras were there for her “reunion” with the infamous adulterer, Antwaun)

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:56 pm

Oh Stars, now I just found out that Tostito Barrio was on that oil rig that keeps going and going and going and going…….

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
1:58 pm

Deidre, please kick something into high gear again, I got all fuzzy feeling the last time you did that. This time, do it slower. I want to savor the moment.

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
1:59 pm

Anything for you, shaggy!

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
2:00 pm

Monique also wants Mrs. Jones for her talk show. Fantasia is so enjoying the free publicity!

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
2:03 pm

These people being written about here are very important. We must continue to care about them, because they hold the destiny of humanity in their grasp. All join me in facing towards Fantastalickus Submarino and chant: BRUSH TWICE A DAY, until we fall into a trance. Then, we can walk across fire.

shaggy

August 23rd, 2010
2:06 pm

Deirdre, I am quivering with anticipation of the moment. Can we go after and see a Fantasarius movie?

wreckedpizza

August 23rd, 2010
2:08 pm

D- this Tweet crap makes absolutely no sense to me. You say Kat said she wasn’t wearing make-up. Rodney’s entry includes this:

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

Like I said, it makes no frickin’ sense. Did Kat have on no make-up, full makeup or something in between. And, what the heck does wardrobe and background singers and ugly cops have to do with it? Laughable.

Neg This

August 23rd, 2010
2:08 pm

Tweeted last night that she got into a car accident but the details are sketchy. She also ran out of space in her first blog which got cut off at “wearing.”

I know I would like to find out what she was wearing when she was got rear ended.

wreckedpizza

August 23rd, 2010
2:13 pm

Neg, I would go with very little or nothing! Just sayin’ .

SS

August 23rd, 2010
2:18 pm

Fantasia get it together. You have an adorable daughter that needs her mommy. You need to leave Mr. Cook alone and be a mother first and foremost.

who cares

August 23rd, 2010
2:21 pm

fantasia is a big, stupid no talent piece of garbage

Valerie

August 23rd, 2010
2:23 pm

Nice picture of Katherine. Fantasia needs to regroup and get it together. She has so much to live for.

Mercedes S.

August 23rd, 2010
2:34 pm

I love this line from last night’s ep of “True Blood”, spoken by Lafayette, when an ingrate and his daughter are mad at being helped:

“Dem f—–s is a whole new dimension of trash”.

Applicable to many other folks we know.

JesusFreak

August 23rd, 2010
2:36 pm

When will people learn that seat belts save lives? The number of people ejected in crashes is astounding. Not to mention the number of people killed by the ones not wearing the seat belt since they become a projectile in a crash. Many would be alive today that were involved in survivable crashes if only they had been properly restrained. Lots more can attest to their injuries as their faces made contact with the vehicle interior and the windshield or windows… Please buckle up and properly restrain your children in car seats that are properly installed – 4 out of 5 car seats are installed improperly! http://www.nhtsa.gov also Safe Kids has good info.

Sam-A

August 23rd, 2010
2:36 pm

Rodney, come on, man – every time youmention that pathetic bimbo, all these hitherto unknown ignorts and stupys come outta nowhere and hijack our nice little blog. Is it really worth torturing those who’ve been around awhile with all this nonsense? Enough is, in this case, REALLY enough!

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
2:43 pm

According to mj, this was Kat’s double tweet:

“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 today because all the fireman & policeman were sooooo hott! And sweet!

This first tweet ended with “wearing” the next tweet began where she’d left off.

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
2:49 pm

And speaking of adulterers…Tiger Woods divorce has been finalized.

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
2:50 pm

I hope she got a lot of money!

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
2:53 pm

Sam-A as you may know, the ajc is not doing that well financially. We’ve used our collective energy to push Rodney through a number of lay-offs. The more hits his blogs get, the less likely his name will come up during the next series of lay-offs. Fantasia and her sleazy boyfriend have worked wonders with Rodney’s “hit count” this season. It is what it is and I think we can all put up with it!

light

August 23rd, 2010
2:59 pm

Let God will be done thru this blog http://lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

wreckedpizza

August 23rd, 2010
3:02 pm

Well, Deirdre that tweet made more sense I guess. Guess what matters is that Kat is okay and the emergency personnel were hot! Priorities, y’know.

Enough fun for me for today. I’ll leave you with it, Queen D. Best of luck.

Sam-A

August 23rd, 2010
3:13 pm

I am fully aware of Rodney’s need for “hits”. However, there are so many better subjects dealing with Idol that would generate interest, I wish he’d find them – all this Fan/her God crap and the rest of it really is irritating. Tell us what the glorious Michael Johns, the fab David Cook, the unbeatable Kelly C, the adorable Kellie P (you get the idea) are doing. I’m sure we’d all be thrilled to ooh and aah over the people we all really like.

Highlander

August 23rd, 2010
3:33 pm

“…did Kat McPhee really not wear a seatbelt? If so, I hope her cousin, Nanny, will spank her for it.” – Mercedes, 1:46pm.

Since Nanny McPhee is a fictitious character, I’m pretty sure we can get someone from the blog to volunteer for that.

**Raising hand** :D

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
3:39 pm

OK, how about this…the blog is part of a newspaper and Fantasia(unfortunately) is definitely in the news lately.

MG

August 23rd, 2010
3:40 pm

“One must walk a mile in someone shoes before judging them”

OMG, gross! That’s why I always buy NEW shoes and never try to TAKE someone else’s. The funk you get from walking in someone else’s shoes, yuck!

The publicity stunt didn’t work, now here comes the sympathy card. Fantasia, just stop please, pretty please!

Fantasia

August 23rd, 2010
3:42 pm

Hey yall! Pity Me… Pity…. Pity… Pity…. face. Fancy Me dying over married man. It is all his fault. It is the white folk fault… It is NOT my fault….. Now gimme … MONEY….

Highlander

August 23rd, 2010
3:42 pm

Not sure which is more funny/pathetic. All these trolls who actually believe this Skanktasia drama was not done for publicity (which worked, BTW), or the mentally challenged Skanktasia herself if she thought she could actually O.D. on aspirin (which doesn’t)! :roll:

At least RH gave us the Kat pic this time. But I think I’ll wait for a new NONtasia thread, too.

Dave1

August 23rd, 2010
3:46 pm

Once a quitter always a quitter. Seems like Skantasia always looking for a excuse when she doesnt do well. Not the atitude of a champion. Skantasia is on her last mile with that sort of atitude.

Mercedes S.

August 23rd, 2010
3:51 pm

Re Kat’s notice that cops and firemeen were “hot and sweet” – the few times I’ve had reason to call 911 the rescue people who showed up ALL looked like God’s angels.

Rosita

August 23rd, 2010
3:53 pm

Two words: Pee Yoo!

Best line of this blog (thanks, Big Jim): “Reality is a mother.”

John

August 23rd, 2010
3:55 pm

When they say aspirin do they meant “aspirin” or “paramecetol”. I think I mispelt the last one. Overdose on the last one/using adult formulaton on children has killed people globally yearly since it has replace aspirin with damage to liver. Aspirin is a lot safer except for children.

Bill Clinton

August 23rd, 2010
4:03 pm

Hey Fantasia, some PR advice.. Dont admit to anything… Doing so will expose you… Dont get caught on tape…..

Rodney Ho

August 23rd, 2010
4:05 pm

I can’t help but deal with Fantasia’s issues. I now it’s annoying but it’s what I have to do.

Fantasia

August 23rd, 2010
4:06 pm

Go to hell Bill! I am INVINCIBLE. NO one will see through my LIES….

Mercedes S.

August 23rd, 2010
4:08 pm

As long as it keeps you gainfully employed, RoHo, and us “entertained”.

Arlo

August 23rd, 2010
4:11 pm

Is it just me, or does Fantasia sound like Nell Carter… Give me a break, ya ya…

Taylor Hanson

August 23rd, 2010
4:20 pm

When is Playboy going to do the “Girls of American Idol”?
Obviously they aren’t going to get the stars, but they could get that chick on rollerskates.

I’d pay to see that.

Harriett

August 23rd, 2010
4:29 pm

Rodney, I am pulling for you! I can stand it!

Mercedes S.

August 23rd, 2010
4:30 pm

That’s 71 posts… Rodney, what’s your quota?

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
4:35 pm

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with running a Fantasia thread while she’s in the news so much…don’t feel guilty, Rodney…it’s your job! There will always be critics out there! Every now and the you must long for the good ol’ days when readers couldn’t talk back. ;-)

BIG JIM

August 23rd, 2010
4:45 pm

Thank God for you Rodney! No censoring. This is great. Too bad all of the writers aren’t as ballsy
as you. If any celebrity puts their business out there, they should be prepared for war.

Unless you’re black, then it’s not ok to talk about them. TayTay should try Dr. kevorkian next time!!!
All celebrities should give him a try.

gg

August 23rd, 2010
4:48 pm

It is obvious that most on this blog do not like Fantasia and that is your choice; however, you do not speak for everyone. I like Fantasia’s music (all of her cds). Here new “hit” song, yes I said “hit” Bittersweet is good and is climbing the charts. She doesn’t need the publicity from her suicide attempt to sell her music. The girl had a meltdown and didn’t want to live in this cold cruel world anymore. Her record sales and concerts tell a different story than what is going on in this blog. I do not condone outside relationships with other married people, but that is not my business. Other than Carrie and Kelly, Fantasia has made more money than all of the other idols. I believe (my opinion) that most of the mean comments are because she is black. No one on this blog mentions that Kat McPhee is married, and must be trifling if she is worried about her makeup and the hot paramedics. Everyone has feelings and it’s easy to hide behind a keyboard and say all sorts of things that you would never say to someone’s face.

Neg This

August 23rd, 2010
4:52 pm

I don’t like your face, gg.

Harriett

August 23rd, 2010
4:52 pm

Sorry to have to drop out, but the hour is late. Bye for now.

Pen

August 23rd, 2010
5:00 pm

I’ve never cared for Fantasia’s music style or voice, but the comments on this blog are heartless. I feel bad for her and hope she finds someone who really loves her.

Neg This

August 23rd, 2010
5:04 pm

Pen, now that you love her the rest of us here won’t feel the need to hold back on the bashing.

Summertime

August 23rd, 2010
5:30 pm

…and the living has been too easy.

Listen up, big-lipped, un-sexy black thang you!
You’ve had the WORLD at your feet, going from RAGS to TV riches. A national singing competition champion. A national bestselling book. A star in a major theatre production! Accolades. National appearances.
WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT GIRL?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THANKFUL? HAVE YOU FREAKIN’ EVER? ? ? HUH? HUH? HUH?
If the world, including the music world, can go on without soemone like Michael Jackson, it sure as hell will go on without yo’ DUMB AZZ!

You don’t need folks cuddling you telling you aw shucks baby come to mama! NO! You need to be b.i.t.c.h.-slapped until you come to some kind of senses! Girl, git yo’ stupid a.z.z. together. Do it Quick!
Take time off and discover what is important in this world.

You’ve been given so much. So dayum much, and you want to throw it the heck away! Discover what having class means. It means staying clear of another woman’s husband, ESPECIALLY when you find out he’s married or even has another girlfriend.

BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU’VE GOT, WHAT YOU’VE DONE/ACCOMPLISHED, WHAT’S BEEN GIVEN TO YOU! STOP THE HELL WHINING ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK IS WRONG!

You Fantasia lovers, tell the lil girl to stand up and be strong! Stop covering her up with all those baby-ready, cushy pink pillows! Sheesh!

I’m out!

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
5:58 pm

Erica

August 23rd, 2010
6:00 pm

Everyone is looking at the singing, the american idol, the reality tv show, but dang all of that, WHAT ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER??? Since God blessed you with a beautiful daughter how are you going to let the devil give you a 2timing man. Concentrate on your life and the life of the child that you brought into this world. I know it hurts a lot when you put your all into someone and they break your heart, but nobody gave you life but God so why would you give man the privilage to take it away. Now as I write these comments I am thinking about your tv special about your life and I know you are a saved woman, so please don’t let the devil still your joy. I wish I knew you personally so that I can tell you about my life and how I made it, girl your issues will seem to soooooo small. We go through life and we have some hard times but as Donnie McClurkin would say “STAND”. God is a forgiving God so the only thing you have to do is forgive yourself and move on. God Bless you

gg

August 23rd, 2010
6:05 pm

@Deirdre, are you saying Hallilujah to everything, including the very racist first sentence, that @Summertime has posted? If so, I am very disappointed! Anyone who calls someone a name based on race is undoubtedly a loser!

pixey girl

August 23rd, 2010
6:14 pm

I cannot believe how cruel & heartless you people are! Just because someone has money & fame doesn’t mean their life is easy. You have no idea what battles or demons someone may be battling on a daily basis or just how close to the edge someone is.

never judge

August 23rd, 2010
6:14 pm

he who has sinned not, cast the first stone.

Diamonelle Zirconia LeShontay SheNayNay Bonquiqui Washington

August 23rd, 2010
6:23 pm

Prey fo her. She God leedin lady. Mmmmhmmmm.

gg

August 23rd, 2010
6:25 pm

@pixey girl, “More money, more problems”!

Diamonelle Zirconia LeShontay SheNayNay Bonquiqui Washington

August 23rd, 2010
6:28 pm

Summahtime, and da livin be eazy. Fish is jumpin and da cotten iz high. My mammy’s got sum tylenol, and i think i be takin em, so mammy, dont u cries…and what not.

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
6:48 pm

gg…my Hallelujah was for the ideas expressed not the words used to express them.

Fantasia has taken one golden opportunity after another(Winning Idol, winning a Tony award) and thrown them in the gutter then followed them in and wallowed in her own stupidity.

Kill herself?????? Why????? Because it got a little too hot when she was caught being a b*tch to the wife of her boyfriend? Is that a reason to kill yourself? Or is that a good way to gain sympathy for doing WRONG?

And just look at some of these posts!!!! It worked! She fakes a suicide attempt to get people back on her side(and watching her show) and it worked!!!! That’s the amazing part, isn’t it?

She had CAMERAS ready when she and her adulterous pig of a boyfriend “reunited”!!!!!! Did she get sent to rehab after this suicide attempt? NO! Did the hospital keep her for observation and evaluation by a psychiatrist? NO! There was NO suicide attempt and anyone in their right might(including the staff of the hospital to which she was rushed) know that!

gg

August 23rd, 2010
7:24 pm

@Deirdre, I respect your latest comments, but do we really know what is going on in Fantasia’s life, and most importantly do we really care? She does not know us, and what is the benefit to us? All that is said about celebrities is mostly here say and gossip. I have a serious problem when people hide behind their keyboards and make nasty racial comments about people. What make anyone think their races is superior to another. Whenever anything is open to public comments the crazies come out. Heck, some of them may be my next door neighbors. They are COWARDS and low life!

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
7:37 pm

What if Summer is a black woman? Would her choice of words be racist then?

I’m just saying that it is wrong to make assumptions about people based on what you read. And yes, “hiding behind a keyboard” opens up a whole new world. People say what they actually think rather than hiding behind political correctness. Sometimes we have to go all the way down to start heading back up.

Mercedes S.

August 23rd, 2010
8:17 pm

hearsay, 99!

Rosita

August 23rd, 2010
8:38 pm

Deirdre, you totally rock it!!!! Thank you for being our common(sense)tater!!!!!
And yes, RoHo, you have to deal with what’s happening in the freakfunk world of Celebrity, not your fault we have to endure this tripe!

Rosita

August 23rd, 2010
8:39 pm

PS: Welcome back, Diamonelle. You’re fun!

gg

August 23rd, 2010
9:11 pm

@Deidre, I doubt Summer is black. I can tell the way she/he writes, she is not. If she/he were, it was still an ignorant comment. @Mercedes S., thank you for the correction. I know it’s hearsay, but you understood what I was saying, I’m sure.

gg

August 23rd, 2010
9:13 pm

BTW, I am an original blogger, long before many on this blog; haven’t been blogging lately though, as the board has taken a turn that I really didn’t care for. Also, AI is not the same and exciting as it used to be.

Deirdre

August 23rd, 2010
9:18 pm

gg, you don’t know who Summer is or isn’t. That’s the whole point. You’re assuming things that you can’t know. And isn’t it somewhat racist to assume someone is or isn’t something based on the way he/she writes?

gg

August 23rd, 2010
9:27 pm

@Deirdre, not really. I do not have a racist/prejudice bone in my body, but I know a racist comment when I read/hear one. Realistically why would someone black say “Listen up, big-lipped, un-sexy black thang you!”? I’m am ready to move on from the comment though, as I could analyze a person’s comment and go back and forth all night long and it would not make a difference. It is what it is.

Name (required)

August 23rd, 2010
10:11 pm

She probably just didn’t know how many pills to take since she can’t read the bottle. Remember, she’s illiterate.

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

August 23rd, 2010
10:32 pm

gg, i have to agree with Deirdre on this one — i DO have many friends “of the black persuasion” as it were — and you would probably be appalled at some of the things they call EACH OTHER. In fact, they defend their right to do so, at the same time as complaining that whites (or other non-blacks) say the same words. Remember the “nappy headed” thing a few years ago? The girls call each other that (well some of them, lol, let’s not make generalities here) so when a white guy decided to use the same phrase, it was offensive, racist, etc etc. so you CANNOT say that her description of HER perception of ‘tasia was because she was not black — she might very WELL be a black woman who thinks that ‘tasia is, well, what she said.

Black women,. and men, call each other names, up to and INCLUDING the “N” word, that we of who are melanin-deprived dare not, by LAW utter, lest we be accused of hate-mongering!

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

August 23rd, 2010
10:33 pm

uh, by the way, hi guys, lol!

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!