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Posted at 8:27 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Fantasia Barrino overdosed on aspirin and sleep aid; Johnston reality show receives lukewarm reaction

By Jen Chaney

Fantasia Barrino, recovering. (AP)


Celebrity Beat: Fantasia Barrino recovering after apparent suicide attempt; manager says she overdosed on aspirin and a sleep aid... Network executives not sounding supportive of Levi Johnston reality show... "One Tree Hill" actress Jana Kramer and Johnathon Schaech, ex-husband of Christina Applegate, end their marriage after one month... Naomi Campbell defends war crime testimony, says she has nothing to gain from lying... Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey wants to be an "American Idol" judge.

Pop Culture: "The Office" reaches out to Danny McBride, Rhys Darby about joining the cast... Kanye West will perform on MTV Video Music Awards... "Glee's" Mark Salling (aka Puck) to release solo album... Spyglass could rescue MGM from financial woes, thereby saving James Bond... "Spider-Man" musical back on track and set to officially open in December... In wake of Weezer's "Hurley", a look at other potential "Lost" character CD tie-ins.

By Jen Chaney  | August 11, 2010; 8:27 AM ET
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Best wishes to Fantasia recovery.

Network executives not supporting a Levi Johnston reality show because it is to, um, real?

Jana & Johnathon, I guess a month is better than a weekend.

Sorry Naomi, there's no "Morning After" pill to make blood diamonds go away.

I think Maria Carey would pass the wacko test for Idol judges.

"Spiderman" musical? Nuh-uh!

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 11, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

"Network executives not sounding supportive of Levi Johnston reality show." It's hard to pay for a show when you have to tell prospective advertisers that the target audience is limited to the host, and that in test screenings he left before the first commercial break to go 'rub one out.'

Naomi Campbell has nothing to gain from lying: because in her business, being a tyrant's girlfriend is a good thing.

Mariah Carey wants to be an "American Idol" judge - and hopes to use the experience as a stepping stone to the Supreme Court.

After 40 years of having his butt pulled out of the fire by a bewildering array of high-tech gadgets, seeing James Bond saved by something as simple as a Spyglass seems kind of dull. Maybe in the next film, Q will be replaced by an accountant.

Posted by: byoolin1 | August 11, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

"Fantasia Barrino overdosed on aspirin and sleep aid" -- Usually, I take aspirin AFTER my sleep aid, and that's for the hangover. Feel better, Fantasia!

"Jana Kramer and Johnathon Schaech ... end their marriage after one month" -- But what a month it was. They laughed, they cried, and that was before the ink on their marriage certificate dried.

"Naomi Campbell defends war crime testimony" -- I heard her testimony while I was away on vacation. She is so lying.

"Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey wants to be an 'American Idol' judge" -- But only if the judges can sit sideways so that the camera films only her good side.

"'Glee's' Mark Salling (aka Puck) to release solo album" -- He's going to redo that Neil Diamond song he sang on the show, but with a new title, "Sweet Autotune."

"'Spider-Man' musical back on track and set to officially open in December" -- You thought that chandelier falling in "Phantom of the Opera" was a big deal? Wait until Spidey swings by and knocks that program out of your hand.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 11, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Oooo...Rhys Darby would be an excellent choice of a replacement of Steve Carrell!

Posted by: dstu | August 11, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Naomi has so much to gain from lying:

1. Keeping the diamonds (who believed they were really going to charity?)
2. Not being charged with war crimes herself.
3. Her reputation, such as it is. Throwing phones at the help is one thing, support a brutal war using child soldiers is another thing.

Here is what bothers me the most about this. Not Charles taylor giving Naomi Campbell diamonds. But that it was at a birthday celebration for Nelson Mandela. Hello. Charles Taylor was a guest. I am so disappointed in President Mandela.

Discuss this amongst yourselves, I have an album to go buy.

Posted by: epjd | August 11, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

How many aspirin does that take by the way?

I don't know about MGM, but nothing can save James Bond after little Danny Craig was asked "Shaken or stirred" and answered "Who gives a s..t."

Posted by: kabuki3 | August 11, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Naomi Campbell actually has a point here. Given her reputation, what *would* she gain by lying?

Posted by: Californian11 | August 11, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Here's the deal on the month-long marriage of Jana Kramer and Johnathon Schaech from a friend of mine:

"Supposedly she was having an affair with her cast mate on her show, did not want to marry but her publicist said it would look good. She had already cheated on Johnathon before."

Posted by: MzFitz | August 11, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

"did not want to marry but her publicist said it would look good"

Just substitute "him" for "her", and we have the plausible reason Tiger Woods got married.

Posted by: Californian11 | August 11, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

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