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August 14th, 2009
11:21 AM ET

Life After American Idol

Many of you know Fantasia as the winner from the third season of American Idol. She made a couple CD's, performed on Broadway and then she stepped out of the spotlight.

So what’s Fantasia been up to? Well, our T.J. Holmes paid a visit to her in Washington. He went one-on-one with her just before curtain call as she reprised her role as Celie in Alice Walker’s Color Purple.

Fantasia also opens up to T.J. about her childhood, surgery on her throat tumor, life lessons about fame, being functionally illiterate and working to obtain her GED.

Start your day with T.J. Holmes and Betty Nguyen Saturday morning to check out this interview and all the latest news including the health care reform debate and Michael Vick’s deal with the Eagles starting at 6am ET/3am PT.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. J Balfour

    The world is going to hell in a hand basket and this is all you can come up with for news??? Belongs on Showbiz Tonight.

    August 14, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  2. necola

    I will check out this interview i love me some Fantasia.

    August 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  3. Gayle Robertson

    I think Michael Vick has paid for his crime and deserves a second chance. What he did was wrong. However, look at all the "second" chances PacMan Jones had . . . . and I believe what he did was worse. The way McNabb went to bat for him says a lot.

    August 15, 2009 at 8:44 am |
  4. W. Fatherly

    I'm a true Fantasia Fan.....She can sing no doubt. Looking forward to hearing why she has been out of the spot light. Fantasia encouraged and stay rooted, want to hear some gospel hits from you in the future.

    August 15, 2009 at 9:10 am |
  5. Atlanta mom

    Would like to see interview with Fantasia. Took my daughter to NY to see her in Color Purple she was awesome! Want her to get her GED and continue education, be an example for herdaughter.Illiteracy is not the answer. Showbiz could end one day.
    Want nothing but the best for her.

    August 15, 2009 at 9:23 am |