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This is beyond CP time Fanny.  The folks at Browadway are pissy that Fantasia is causing havoc at their box offices since she's missed 50 shows since her summer debut.  Their policy is to refund a patron's cash or re-ticket them for another day if the star is out.  And it's been happening way more often than it should.  According to the NY Post

Since the American Idol began dropping performances, producers have refunded tens of thousands of dollars worth of tickets. Fantasia did show up for work the day the strike hit and sang for disappointed fans outside the theater. News of her impromptu concert reached Sardi's, where a group of Shubert executives were lunching. Said one, acidly: "There's no show, and she's out there singing. Now if we could get her to perform when there is a show, we'd be in business." Sources say Fantasia's out a lot because she's simply not up to the grueling Broadway schedule.


Damn Fanny.  I never believed those pregnancy rumors before, but ummm....

Erykah B. is talking about her new single "Honey".  Check it:

Her nu amerykah album drops February 26th.  Can't wait.

Alicia K. looked fabulous in her bluish purple HL dress and matching shoes last night:


She performed at the Nobel Peace Prize concert and looked like she tore it down.

And Naomi Campbell just learned that karma's a b*tch:

She hit up the Led Zepplin reunion concert last night and got her cell phone jacked.  Somebody stole the phone with everybody's number in it--Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nelson Mandela, Claudia Shiffer, and tons of other folks.  Stop throwing your sh*t and this wouldn't happen Na Na.


The Randomness:
    1. In the Who Cares? news of the day...Solange Knowleshas officially left from under Papa Knowles' thumb and has signed with Geffen Records. Her new album Hadley Street Dreams drops the second quarter of '08.

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Ok so is Fanny preggers by

Ok so is Fanny preggers by Young Dro or Gucci Mane??? I need to know.....
Tommie's picture

Some of you folks are so

Some of you folks are so extra!! Let me see you perform 8 shows a week with no misses, then we'll talk. Heck, some of you ain't even making 40 hours a week. I went to see the play before Fannie, and I too had to settle for the understudy. I don't hear you talking ish about LaChance, a trained Broadway actress, being absent. By the way, the understudy was Awesome!! I don't think the other girl could have done much better. There was a whole cast of Black actresses and actors for you to support. The show has many stars. Fantasia does not make or break the play.
Country Girl's picture

I too am upset at Fantasia!

I too am upset at Fantasia! My boyfriend and I traveled to NYC this past weekend and were very excited about watching Fantasia perform on Broadway. Well when we arrived we along with many others were disappointed to learn that she was not performing that day. I understand that Fantasia is human, but I was pissed. It's not like I can just see a Broadway show anyday, we spent a lot of money staying in an over priced NYC hotel, and even more money on traveling expenses just to see her. Yes we were able to get our money back, but we felt that we wasted a lot of money for nothing! Especially with the Holidays right around the corner, and with me expecting a baby soon I need to save all the money that I can. I told my boyfriend that all I wanted for Christmas was to see Fantasia perform the Color Purple on Broadway. After reading the post and seeing that she has missed over 50 shows I've lost a lot of respect for Fantasia!
Meme's picture

@meme Why din't you stay to

@meme Why din't you stay to see the show with the understudy or go to another show? Hell, you were in NYC. Isn't there plenty to do there? I guess you don't care WHY she was out. Maybe she was sick. I guess people want her to go onstage anyway and PASS THE FUCK OUT. 8 months this girl has been performing the role. Twice a day sometimes. What artist do you know today that could do 8 performances a week and not miss a show. It's not a Fantasia concert every night. Or maybe it is? The show is still good without her. The rest of the cast is amazing and the story itself is amazing (very different from the movie).
jiggawho's picture

FANTASIA IS SO UGLY, SHE

FANTASIA IS SO UGLY, SHE SHOULD BE REPLACED! WAIT, IS NOT THE ROLE SHE SOMETIMES SHOWS UP TO PLAY THAT OF ONE BUTT UGLY WOMAN? SHE SHOULD BE FIRED!! NASTY TRAMP! PROBABLY SMELLS LIKE A ZILLION DEAD, UNNEUTERED MALE GOATS TO BOOT!!!!
KAT's picture

black people black people why

black people black people why why why!!!! i mean look at carrie underwood couples of nominations, few grammmys, cmas or whatever, white chick is doin' her thing since she won the american idol. Fantasia's so talented, but she's wasting oportunities, being lazy, i know some people who's been workin' years and years doing auditions, taking classes just to get up on this broadway stage one day .
Angie's picture

is fanny supposed to be

is fanny supposed to be preggars?
naomi-grace's picture

HEY! If Solange knows she

HEY! If Solange knows she will never get any shine being under her sister Why hasn't Kelly figured that out???? Kelly....run, go get your career!!
Reuben's picture

Brownie-don't be ashamed of

Brownie-don't be ashamed of Fanny...she only reps us to people who see one black woman and instantly think of all of us-ignorant people otherwise. Even my boo's Beyonce...Lauren London...Jill Scott for that, don't rep me. Fanny at best reps girls her age from her home town-where ever that is. And blacklist is somewhat offensive as it uses the word black to insinuate bad, evil, poor. i like to say badlist...i briefly used whitelist but that's reactionary (and wrong too, though not AS wrong,lol)
kaykay's picture

didn't Bey jus sign with

didn't Bey jus sign with Geffen a few weeks ago? don't get it twisted, Papa K is still breakin off some change on nem. . .haha N
N's picture

Oh snap, I thought people

Oh snap, I thought people were calling Shi Shi's dress a shirt because it is so short, I didn't realize it really was a shirt, and her thighs no ma'am. As a big woman you have to know when you can show skin, and what skin is fit to show. Alicia looks faboulous, I'm happy to see a black woman get hers, but I never knew what the big deal was about Fantasia.
J's picture

I am so sick and ashamed of

I am so sick and ashamed of Fanny --- I LOVED her on American Idol. I thought she had acute style/image and represented the sisters well - esp. with her slamming haircut----her first album - I bought it to support her even though it sucked---I wanted to really believe in her --- her second album - yek! WIth her in the videos with her country bama arse hangin' out - I was SO not impressed...she has devolved into a ghetto, country, stereotypical mess....she could have been so polished and just a new breed of performer (b/c she can definitely sang)----but nooooo - she appears on Cribs half dresses with grandma draws on, gets knocked up by YET another babby daddy, misses many show performances, act tired, stank, funky, and uneducated on TV....she cannot speak well (I thought she spoke better on AI - but I guess that was all an act for votes) ---- shame, shame, shame Fantasia....you have wasted a real opportunity to be a true star ----now- you have a reputation for being a little bit difficult, always late, loud, obnoxious, and very unprofessional ---- my church went to see you perform (I declined b/c I had hear the rumors that she is barely in any shows) - and they were upset that you cancelled and your understudy had to perform ---- Ihope you are blackballed from the industry so that other blk artists who respect their craft and their talent - not to mention their fans actually get a chance to shine..... these American Idol chicks got me so hopeful b/c they can blow - but her and JHuds attitude are out of control --- I WAS a true fan of them both - now - they dont (including Ruben) have to worry about my support anymore ---- funny how the yt AI folkd can show up to work, stay humble (at least when the microphone is on (except for Clay - he's a mess)) and just do their job and collect their effin checks and grammys---but US ---noooo we either blow up to the size of Rhodr Island and put out crappy songs (Ruben, Fanny) or we diss industry legends just to get our shine on (JHud)---- All three have a terrible work ethic --- way to capitalize off the opportunity to fully REPRESENT guys ---- you all should be ashamed.....
Brownie's picture

Alicia needs boobs....stat.

Alicia needs boobs....stat.
NYC's picture

Oprah will not be happy about

Oprah will not be happy about this Fanny.
Pretty Paige's picture

Alicia's style game is on

Alicia's style game is on point here in 2007!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!
Dana's picture

They asked Fan to stay until

They asked Fan to stay until Jan, they probably should of let her go early.
Tealeaf's picture

Oh Natasha, I just saw Lil

Oh Natasha, I just saw Lil Ashanti on the Foolywang list :( It WAS a "Freakum Dress party"...can't she get a pass for that? No? You're sure...okay.
kaykay's picture

That Broadway grind aint no

That Broadway grind aint no joke. This isnt American Idol Fanny..... on Broadway you got to WORK!
angie's picture

Dayum, I didn't know Fanny

Dayum, I didn't know Fanny was missing shows. Everyone in my DC Govt. office and plenty of others were juiced to see her. I would have been pissed if she was in it when me and my mother saw the show last year. Fantasia? Happy for her success but I don't think so. I'd much rather see a trained Broadway actor than a singin' hoochie on stage. She's just not my style, but that's just me. I heard she's really good in the role though...funny I've never heard about this-you'd think the black morning radio DJs would have talked about it.
kaykay's picture

Whats looking haggard about

Whats looking haggard about her? You can barely see her face? geezus. All you can see is glasses and hair.
memememe's picture

Naomi is starting to look

Naomi is starting to look verrrry haggard! That treating people (herself)like s*** is starting to show - Carfull Nomi people are starting to get very tired of you; business people(except lawyers), hair/make-up, clothiers. Uh Uh Watch it! Fanny grow-up, woman-up! You made a committment! Can't WAIT for Mz. Bad!
girlchile's picture

Fanny, You have an

Fanny, You have an opportunity to make a difference and what do you do? You take your God given talent for granted and make the stero type of Blacks being lazy a reality for the powers to be. Shame on you.
april's picture

Nomi is starting to look very

Nomi is starting to look very haggard - all that anger, gena behaviour and treating people(herself) like shit, is starting to show-up in her face. Careful Naomi even your so-called peeps are starting to get tired of you......; business people, make-up, Clothiers, uh uh Watch It!
girlchile's picture

SECOND!!!!!!!

SECOND!!!!!!!
MSJC's picture

Nat's First

Nat's First
girlchile's picture

first

first
famouschick's picture

Its bad that she is missing

Its bad that she is missing performances, but the schedule is grueling. They are saying she missed 50 performances since she started. They probably do that many shows in a month. It seems she bit off more than she could chew.
Bird's picture

I have no sympathy for

I have no sympathy for Fanny....she's still getting paid. She knew what she signed up for. It's not like she has any concerts or new material to promote, so she might as well be on the stage singing and being thankful for the opportunity.
Angeleyes528's picture

I flew to NY in July to see

I flew to NY in July to see the Color Purple/Fantasia and what happened? She didn't perform. I only flew in from Houston; think about the girl I met who had flown in from Paris to see Fanny...
Shawty's picture

quote comment="18928"]I

quote comment="18928"]I absolutely love this blog it's soooo funny the comments are so entertaining when I'm persusing the site @ work. * Isn't Fantasia supposed to be pregnant by Gucci Mane (sp) or whatever his name is? I hope not cause dude looks like a troll. * I'm so excited about erykah comin' out with something new she's truly a talent, i love the artists who can actually go away for awhile and give us time to miss 'em. I can't stand seeing the same people over and over promoting one album for two years, damn how many songs can u release off of one cd?! * Alicia is great, I give her props for making good music * Solange....ummmm...I feel bad cause there's always gonna be one sibling who is more talented than the other (i.e. Jessica Simpson and Ashlee; Michael and his bros LOL; Hillary and Haylie even though they both have little to no talent; Tia and Tamera, Toni Braxton and her sisters...) Hey maybe she should try a career in another industry besides singing[/quote] ooh, i LOVE Gucci Mane and I agree, if I see that tired ass dress again...
kaykay's picture

Alicia looks beautiful.

Alicia looks beautiful.
Sherry2's picture

[quote

[quote comment="18930"]Last!!!![/quote] very funny
J's picture

Last!!!!

Last!!!!
Correy Davis's picture

[quote comment="18911"]I am

[quote comment="18911"]I am so sick and ashamed of Fanny --- I LOVED her on American Idol. I thought she had acute style/image and represented the sisters well - esp. with her slamming haircut----her first album - I bought it to support her even though it sucked---I wanted to really believe in her --- her second album - yek! WIth her in the videos with her country bama arse hangin' out - I was SO not impressed...she has devolved into a ghetto, country, stereotypical mess....she could have been so polished and just a new breed of performer (b/c she can definitely sang)----but nooooo - she appears on Cribs half dresses with grandma draws on, gets knocked up by YET another babby daddy, misses many show performances, act tired, stank, funky, and uneducated on TV....she cannot speak well (I thought she spoke better on AI - but I guess that was all an act for votes) ---- shame, shame, shame Fantasia....you have wasted a real opportunity to be a true star ----now- you have a reputation for being a little bit difficult, always late, loud, obnoxious, and very unprofessional ---- my church went to see you perform (I declined b/c I had hear the rumors that she is barely in any shows) - and they were upset that you cancelled and your understudy had to perform ---- Ihope you are blackballed from the industry so that other blk artists who respect their craft and their talent - not to mention their fans actually get a chance to shine..... these American Idol chicks got me so hopeful b/c they can blow - but her and JHuds attitude are out of control --- I WAS a true fan of them both - now - they dont (including Ruben) have to worry about my support anymore ---- funny how the yt AI folkd can show up to work, stay humble (at least when the microphone is on (except for Clay - he's a mess)) and just do their job and collect their effin checks and grammys---but US ---noooo we either blow up to the size of Rhodr Island and put out crappy songs (Ruben, Fanny) or we diss industry legends just to get our shine on (JHud)---- All three have a terrible work ethic --- way to capitalize off the opportunity to fully REPRESENT guys ---- you all should be ashamed.....[/quote] Girl it sounds like you need a cup of tea or something because this thang got you stressed out and too damn upset. I personally like Fantasia, Ruben (even though that last album kind of sucked real talk), and J-Hud. Why did you group J-Hud and Ruben in that whole situation? I hadn't heard anything about them but if you want to elaborate that would be helpful. Anyway, if Fantasia decided that she didn't want to capitalize on her opportunity to shine on Broadway, baby, that's her problem. I don't have a thing to do with that but it seems like we should have heard something a long time ago if that was the case. Moving right along...
Detroit Gurl's picture

I absolutely love this blog

I absolutely love this blog it's soooo funny the comments are so entertaining when I'm persusing the site @ work. * Isn't Fantasia supposed to be pregnant by Gucci Mane (sp) or whatever his name is? I hope not cause dude looks like a troll. * I'm so excited about erykah comin' out with something new she's truly a talent, i love the artists who can actually go away for awhile and give us time to miss 'em. I can't stand seeing the same people over and over promoting one album for two years, damn how many songs can u release off of one cd?! * Alicia is great, I give her props for making good music * Solange....ummmm...I feel bad cause there's always gonna be one sibling who is more talented than the other (i.e. Jessica Simpson and Ashlee; Michael and his bros LOL; Hillary and Haylie even though they both have little to no talent; Tia and Tamera, Toni Braxton and her sisters...) Hey maybe she should try a career in another industry besides singing
Impartial's picture

I wish I would have jacked

I wish I would have jacked her phone!
Bri's picture

is fanny supposed to be

is fanny supposed to be preggers?
naomi-grace's picture

OF COURSE EVERYBODY HAS AN

OF COURSE EVERYBODY HAS AN OPINION, BUT LETS DEAL WITH REALITY FOR A SECOND HERE... THE BROADWAY SCHEDULE IS GRUELING AS HELL. NOBODY ON HERE UNLESS THEY HAVE FRIENDS ON BROADWAY OR ARE IN THAT INDUSTRY COULD POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND. THAT GIRL IS UP THERE REHEARSING THEN SINGING AND PERFORMING HER HEART OUT OFTENTIMES SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. SHE DOES HAVE A LIVE, AND MOST FOLKS ON BROADWAY ARE THERE BECAUSE THEY'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT. SHE IS A TALENT, AND I COMMEND HER FOR MAKING IT THIS FAR. HER ORIGINAL CONTRACT WAS EXTENDED, SO I CAN UNDERSTAND HER BURNOUT--PREGNANCY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SIMPLY BEING WORN THE HELL OUT.. I PRAY THAT SHE GETS SOME REST AND KEEPS HER HEAD UP. ONE MORE HERVEY LEDGER DRESS?? LOVE ALICIA, BUT LETS GET ORIGINAL OF R A SCOND HERE.. THAT DRES AND ITS MAKER ARE BOTH VERY CLOSE TO THE THAT WAS SO "LAST YEAR" LIST... NAOMI IS FINALLY GETTING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT KARMA IS.. LET'S HOPE SHE GETS IT AND STRAIGHTENS HER ARROW... I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SOLANGE'S RELEASE. WHETHER I'M A FAN OR NOT IT'S REALLY SAD THAT WE DON'T ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER MORE. THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY, WHEN IN REALITY, SONLANGE HAS MORE DOUGH THAN ANYONE POSTING ON THIS BOARD OR ITS MODERATOR!!! SO I GUESS WHEN WE HATE ON SOMEONE OR DISCOUNT THEM IT MAKES THEM MORE MONEY?? NOW THAT'S A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS! lolol DEUCES.
CJ's picture

I went to see the CP last

I went to see the CP last fall b4 Fanny took over and it was so good I cried. I was wondering if they kicked the old Celie out to put Fanny in or if she left for other reasons. Anyways, so glad I flew in from nc to c it b4 all the Fanny hype. I would have been pissed. I agree that Fanny is devolving as soon as I saw that "Hot Boy" video where she looked like a hot ghetto mess. But, I'm still rooting 4 her b/c she's the underdog from High Point, NC. Get it together Fannie.
xugal2000's picture

I went to see Fanny in August

I went to see Fanny in August and she only performed the first half, had an " illness" second half.
lost's picture

[quote comment="19013"]I flew

[quote comment="19013"]I flew in to see the Colour Purple and was disappointed not to see Fantasha. However, the understudy was fantastic and the show was the best theatre production I've seen.[/quote] DITTO!!!
Shawty's picture

41st! wooo hooo. *lol* it

41st! wooo hooo. *lol* it sounds just as stupid as 1st !!! i cannot wait for erykah's nu album....i saw her live and she is a true entertainer.
soulkat's picture

I flew in to see the Colour

I flew in to see the Colour Purple and was disappointed not to see Fantasha. However, the understudy was fantastic and the show was the best theatre production I've seen.
eva's picture

Shi Shi i.e. FOOLYWANG, your

Shi Shi i.e. FOOLYWANG, your cottage cheese & pound cake runneth over... That Ishy look ain't cute. Isn't she like 16/17 anyway? Slow it down boo-boo.
D Beezy's picture

not really feeling the Janet

not really feeling the Janet song
ToniChilds's picture

alicia's shoes are

alicia's shoes are soooooooooooooooooooo hot!
bree's picture

ERYKAH is the chic!!! Love

ERYKAH is the chic!!! Love her, her music and can't wait for the album to drop! Yes, her concert is the bomb...so down to earth.
Nycole's picture

[quote

[quote comment="19123"]FANTASIA IS SHE A PREGGER??!! I KNOW THA LADY O IS HIGHLY PISS AT YA CHICK GOTTA GET IT 2GETHA TASIA!!!!! ALICIA LOOKED FAB!! SOLANGE.... WELL I JUST HOPE THA SHE REALLY MAKES A NAME FOR HERSELF THIS TIME AROUND...[/quote] I FORGOT ABOUT MY GIRL ERYKAH CAN'T WAIT TIL THE DIS DROP GOTTA GET IT!!!!!!!
Randa's picture

FANTASIA IS SHE A PREGGER??!!

FANTASIA IS SHE A PREGGER??!! I KNOW THA LADY O IS HIGHLY PISS AT YA CHICK GOTTA GET IT 2GETHA TASIA!!!!! ALICIA LOOKED FAB!! SOLANGE.... WELL I JUST HOPE THA SHE REALLY MAKES A NAME FOR HERSELF THIS TIME AROUND...
Randa's picture

About Fantasia.....see how a

About Fantasia.....see how a thug will just come and turn your life upside down????!!! DRO get ya girl, encourage her to get back to work, one of ya'll need to! tsk tsk....oh well Oprah you tried
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