American Idol Star Attempts Suicide

Normally I wouldn't blog about stuff like this, but my pop culture instincts have kicked in. I strongly suspect this might just be the incident that causes a firestorm over the effects reality TV has on its lab-rats participants.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has been hospitalized in the Charlotte-area after police sources confirm that she attempted to commit suicide.


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Sources tell WBTV that a production crew for Barrino's VH1 reality show "Fantasia For Real" was at Barrino's home on the day she overdosed.