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This just in...: Fantasia Barrino admits to suicide attempt; Bristol Palin gets $14K for speaking engagement

2004 "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino. (Sherwood/NBC NewsWire via AP)
  • "America Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino says her overdose two weeks ago was a suicide attempt. "I just wanted out," she told VH1. "I knew exactly what I was doing. You can't accidentally take a whole bottle of pills." Barrino, 26, said she was overwhelmed with personal problems, including an affair with a married man. And not that we're cynical or anything, but her third album comes out this week.
  • Bristol Palin, 19, is mending her broken heart on the speaker's circuit -- at $14,000 a pop. The teen mom will be paid to speak in Louisville next month at a benefit for Lifehouse, a home for single mothers, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal.

By The Reliable Source  |  August 24, 2010; 1:02 AM ET
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I LOVE Fantasia and wish her the best! What happened to that incredible singer who blew us away in American Idol? For all the fans of AI, a big question remain: what's going on with the show? Why can't they make it as exciting as it used to be like when Ms Barrino was on? AI is becoming this Summer's Soap Opera and this article totally nails it!

Posted by: Roggiep | August 24, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Stay strong Fantasia, there are alot of people that want to see a strong black woman give up and fall flat on her face. Don't give up or in. Say your prayers and renew your faith in GOD. I will be praying for you. And don't date married men, that will help to ease the stress too. Just don't do it. It is wrong.

Posted by: jhaynes2 | August 24, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

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