After denying she was responsible for breaking up the marriage of a North Carolina couple, Fantasia Barrino took an overdose of aspirin and sleep medication and was hospitalized Monday in Charlotte, N.C., her manager Brian Dickens confirmed Tuesday. He said, "Her injuries are not life-threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time. Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, which classified the incident as a suicide attempt, says Barrino was found with "possible internal injuries." In a divorce court filing, a woman named Paula Cook said Fantasia had a long affair with her husband, Antwaun, and made a sex tape with him. Monday, Barrino denied she was responsible for breaking up the marriage, but on Tuesday, Dickens said the singer and Antwaun "dated off and on for 11 months." Dickens said Barrino believed the Cooks separated in the summer of 2009 and believed Antwaun Cook when "he told her he was not happy in his marriage" and that he and his wife were separated. The pair married in 2005 and were still together until June. Barrino read Paula Cook's complaint Monday and although she called some of the allegations "totally false," Dickens said she is "heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused. Yesterday she was totally overwhelmed with the lawsuit and the media attention."
Teen pop star Justin Bieber, 16, and curvy reality star Kim Kardashian, 29, have paired up again. The two raised eyebrows when they were photographed together in May at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Now she has posted on her blog that the pair met in the Bahamas to shoot a photo spread for Elle magazine. "Remember those paparazzi pics of me and Justin Beiber in the Bahamas!? Well I can now reveal that we were shooting for Elle Magazine!" Kardashian, 29, wrote. "I just received the pics from the shoot and I absolutely LOVE how they turned out!" she adds. "The theme of the shoot was The Graduate for obvious reasons, LOL" She added, "Justin and I had such a fun time together at the shoot." One photo taken for Elle is seen at left. Of course, in "The Graduate," Ben Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman opposite Anne Bancroft's sultry Mrs. Robinson, was a college graduate, not a high school graduate.
TMZ is reporting that sparks of a different kind flew when Kardashian met up with her ex-boyfriend, Reggie Bush, at last month's wedding reception of his New Orleans Saints teammate Bobby McCray and her friend Khadijaq Haqq. Witnesses say Bush approached Kardashian and began talking about working things out and getting back together. The conversation grew heated and Bush became "aggressive due to drunkenness," the witness said, and eventually bodyguards stepped in to "pull Reggie away from Kim."
Montana Fishburne, the daughter of Laurence Fishburne, whose debut porn film will be released this week, says she last spoke with her father the monring of July 30, which was his birthday -- and the day Vivid Entertainment announced that she had made the film. Since then, she says she has written him several emails, which have not been answered. "He might be mad, he might be hurt," the 18-year-old admits in an interview with EOnline. "For him, it's his reputation, because we are linked together … I understand that. It's hard for any dad to see their daughter on tape like that. I understand, but at the same time I want him to understand that this is my dream." Fishburn is sure that her father will get over his anger. "I definitely think we'll get through this. I don't want to just do porn and even if I did just want to do porn, he's not going to stop loving me or stop talking to me just because this is what my job is. He's upset right now. After all the media attention subsides about the release of it, he'll want to talk and it'll be back to normal."
-- Anne Neville