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Fantasia Barrino Denies Pregnancy Delayed Film Production

Singer/actress Fantasia Barrino has hit back at reports suggesting she derailed production on the upcoming biopic of gospel great Mahalia Jackson by hiding her pregnancy from filmmakers.The former American Idol star was set to begin...

Mahalia Jackson Film Delayed Over Fantasia Barrino Pregnancy

Filming on Fantasia Barrino's upcoming biopic of gospel great Mahalia Jackson has been delayed following the singer's pregnancy announcement.The former American Idol champion was due to begin shooting the film, titled Mahalia!, this year (11),...

Fantasia Barrino Pregnant But Father Remains Unknown

Fantasia Barrino, the R&B singer and Broadway actress best known for winning American Idol season three, has announced she is expecting her second child. Barrino confirmed the news during a charity event in Jacksonville over...

Fantasia Barrino Overlooked For Aretha Franklin Tribute

FANTASIA BARRINO says she was overlooked for the ARETHA FRANKLIN tribute at the 53rd GRAMMY AWARDS and therefore decided not to attend the ceremony. FANTASIA BARRINO, who picked up the prize for 'Best Female R&B...

Fantasia Barrino Reveals Aretha Franklin Snub

FANTASIA BARRINO says she did not attend the 53rd GRAMMY AWARDS because she was not asked to take part in a tribute performance honouring ARETHA FRANKLIN.FANTASIA BARRINO, the AMERICAN IDOL winner, says she did not...

Fantasia Barrino To Star As Mahalia Jackson In Biopic

FANTASIA BARRINO is set to star as gospel legend MAHALIA JACKSON in a forthcoming biopic.FANTASIA BARRINO, the American singer and former AMERICAN IDOL champion, has been cast as MAHALIA JACKSON in a new movie documenting...

Billy Preston Dead At 59

Legendary keyboard player BILLY PRESTON has died after a lengthy battle with kidney problems. He was 59. Preston, who performed with both THE BEATLES and the ROLLING STONES, has been in a coma in a...

'Black Woodstock' Footage To Be Released

Lost footage of a 1969 Harlem, New York music festival, dubbed the Black Woodstock, is to be released after more than 35 years. Shot and promoted by legendary TV director HAL TULCHIN, the Harlem Music...

Latifah Eyes Up Bailey + Jackson Biopics

QUEEN LATIFAH is keen to get into biopics in a bid to win an OSCAR. The rapper-turned-actress, who was Oscar-nominated for her role in CHICAGO, is looking to play singers MAHALIA JACKSON and PEARL...

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