"Idol" champ Fantasia to star in reality series
By James Hibberd
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "American Idol" star Fantasia Barrino will return to reality television in a new unscripted series on VH1.
The nine-time Grammy nominee has received a series commitment from the network for a show, as yet untitled, that will premiere in early 2010.
The project will chronicle Fantasia's life as a recording artist and young single mother.
The North Carolinian rose to fame as the winner of the third season of "Idol" and has gone on to a successful career as a recording artist. Her autobiography, "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale," led to a Lifetime movie in which she played herself.
(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)
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